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Reviving the Life of Old Cabinets with New Doors

Reviving the Life of Old Cabinets with New Doors


Have you gotten tired of the way your old cabinet doors look? If your cabinet boxes are in great shape, you can simply replace the doors to add new life. In fact, custom cabinet doors provide an opportunity to modernize or enhance your cabinets and obtain a new look with a new theme for the entire room. There are many styles and types of custom cabinet doors. In this blog, we will look at some of the general categories for cabinet doors, so that you can get an informed start on your renovation.

Door Styles

When looking for your new cabinets, you will notice there are many options. If you have a general idea of a style, then you can start to narrow down your search. One style feature that you can sort by is the type of panel on the door. Our cabinet doors can be ordered with a flat or raised panel, and in addition, we also have slab style doors. Each style has its own unique benefits.

Raised Panel Cabinet Doors

Raised doors, as the name might suggest, have a raised center panel. The center panel will be the same height as the frame of the door. Typically, they have detailing done around the inside edge of the frame, the outside edge of the panel, or both. Our raised panel doors come is solid wood options as well as thermofoil. In addition to the material choice, you can also choose between square and arched raised panel doors. You could also consider mixing raised panel doors in your kitchen. For example, installing raised arch doors on your upper cabinets and square for the lower. If you are looking for a traditional style kitchen, raised panel doors are an excellent choice!

Flat-Panel Cabinet Doors

Flat-panel doors, on the other hand, have a flat center panel that is fixed inside the frame. Like the raised panel door, our flat-panel doors can have detail on the inside and outside edges of the frame. We offer flat-panel doors in solid wood and thermofoil options. Flat-panel doors can be used to give your kitchen an updated and modern theme. A current trend that illustrates this is the two-toned kitchen. Not only will this create a modern look, but it can also help smaller kitchens feel larger. You can achieve this effect in your kitchen by painting your lower cabinets in a darker color than your upper ones. This adds a sense of depth to the room, making it feel more open. If you have a larger kitchen, simply reverse the colors (lighter on the bottom) to give the room an element of interest.

Slab Cabinet Doors

Slab cabinet door panels—not to be confused with flat panel cabinet doors—combine simplicity with sheer beauty through a flat surface and natural wood grain from solid woods or various colors and designs for thermofoil plank doors. Slab style doors are another way to create a modern aesthetic in your kitchen. When installed with a full overlay, slab doors create a stunning and seamless look in your space.

Finishing Up

In summary, the raised panel doors offer arched or squared designs. Plank door panels are usually plain, but many have curved edges for added appeal. Flat-paneled cabinet doors have similar design options to the raised panel doors but have a flat plank inside the frame.

Once you narrow down the style of cabinet doors you are interested in, then you can start deciding on material types, finishes, and colors. Also, it is important to remember that you are not tied to one style of door. Mixing and matching styles can add interest to your kitchen and help you create a unique aesthetic for your home. If you have figured out what style door you want for your kitchen but are unsure what do to next, give us a call at 1-855-669-5222 or shoot us an email at We look forward to helping you make your dream remodel come true!