Do you ever look at your kitchen and feel like something is just…off?

When you need your space to be refreshed, the answer might be simpler than you think. Our suggestion? Switch up your kitchen cabinet doors!

Didn’t know that you could just change your cabinet door style! You absolutely can. Cabinet door styles can:

  • Help define the style of the room
  • Increase resale value
  • Refresh the space

Wondering which cabinet door styles are right for your home? We’re going to break down all of your door style options and why they might work for you!

Why Update Your Cabinet Doors?

Are there really that many benefits to switching up your cabinet doors? We think so! Here are just a few:

  • Aesthetic Appeal – Have you ever tried to switch up the style of your home but felt stuck with the style your home was built in? Adding in little touches like new cabinet doors can help you to create a definitive style for your home.
  • Function – If you’ve been dealing with sticky cabinet doors or misaligned doors for a long time, you’ll love how new cabinet doors increase your kitchen’s functionality.
  • Resale Value – Having an updated, beautiful kitchen can help increase your home’s resale value and put money in your pocket.
  • Modernize – New cabinet doors can help you create a more modern kitchen.

How Much Does it Cost to Change Your Cabinet Doors?

cabinet door installed in kitchen remodel

Cabinet doors are a relatively inexpensive way to spruce up your space when compared to other projects. In general, cabinet doors cost around $150-$175 a linear foot.

Keep in mind that the overall cost of your cabinet doors will vary widely based on the size of your kitchen and the door style you choose.

Cabinet Door Styles to Consider

Let’s get to the reason you all came here! Here are all of our favorite cabinet doors for sprucing up your kitchen!

1) Full Overlay Doors

Full overlay doors are one of the most popular styles for cabinet doors. In this style, the door reaches all the way up to the cabinet frame, with just a little gap in between.

2) Partial Overlay Doors

As you can probably guess, partial overlay styles only cover about half of the face frame of the cabinet doors. You are able to see the edge of the cabinet doors more, which creates a 3D effect that draws attention to the drawers themselves.

3) Recessed Panel Door

Recessed panels have been the go-to choice for homeowners for many years. They consist of four pieces of wood around the edge of the cabinet doors that create a frame effect. These are timeless and have a classic style that you can count on for years to come.

4) Shaker Style Doors

With farmhouse styles more popular than ever, shaker-style doors have been a highly requested style for homeowners. We like shaker-style doors because of their simplicity. Like recessed panel doors, they have a framing effect. However, it is a sleeker shape that typically has a thinner frame.

5) Beaded Cabinet Doors

cabinet beaded styles before installing

Want extra detailing on your cabinet doors but also want something versatile? Beaded cabinet drawer fronts could work great for you. These cabinets have a vertical beadboard look that is both a classic look and also add lots of interest.

6) Arch Cabinet Doors

Were you born in the wrong century? For those who are looking for antique detailing, arch cabinet doors might be just what you are looking for. The door itself is not arched, rather, the name refers to the carved arch detailing at the top of the door. These are also sometimes referred to as cathedral doors.

7) Slab Doors

A slab cabinet door is perfect for those who like simplicity and midcentury style. Slab doors are plain, with no detailing on the doors themselves. The doors also typically close flush to the frame of your cabinets, which creates a clean visual line.

8) Mullion Doors

If you are proud of your dishware collection, consider adding mullion doors to your cabinetry! Mullion doors have glass fronts with multiple panes. We prefer to use these for upper cabinets rather than lower cabinets.

These can be used in both modern and farmhouse-style kitchens.

9) Open Frame Doors

If you want even more display options with your cabinet door, an open frame is a perfect choice. This is another glass door front but does not have the panes that mullion doors are known for.

10) Inset Doors

Inset doors are a great choice if you are looking for a sleek, clean look that works great in a modern kitchen. The doors fit within the frame of the cabinet for a versatile style that can work in almost any home.

Get a Pro Designer’s Opinion

Not sure which one is right for you? The team at Thomas Buckborough and Associates is here to help. We have over thirty years in the home renovation business and are ready to bring our design expertise to your home. Whether you are looking to install new cabinet doors or create an entirely new kitchen layout, we are happy to guide you through every step of the process. Contact us today to set up your virtual design consultation!