Four Popular Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles

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Four Popular Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles

27 December 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you walk into a cabinet shop or meet with a cabinet maker about cabinets for your kitchen, one of the first things they'll ask you is what style of cabinet doors you want. If this is your first kitchen remodel, you may not know how to respond. You might not even have realized there were distinct styles of cabinet doors! Luckily, you stumbled upon this guide. Here are four of the most popular kitchen cabinet door styles to consider for your home.   

Shaker-Style Doors

Shaker-style cabinet doors have a flat inner panel with four raised pieces around the panel. Some might describe them as having a sunken, rectangular piece in the middle. This is a simple cabinet door style, both in terms of appearance and in terms of how it is made. Because shaker-style doors are quite easy to make, they tend to be one of the less expensive styles. They look great in both traditional and modern kitchens. For a more traditional kitchen, you may want to use natural wood. For a more modern appeal, look for painted shaker-style doors.

Flat-Panel Doors

As the name suggests, these doors are just simple, flat panels. They don't have any detail on their faces. Flat-panel doors have quite a modern, European look and may not really suit a more traditional kitchen. However, owners of more contemporary homes tend to like their streamlined look, which leaves lots of room for accessorizing with fancy hardware and decor.


Beadboard cabinet doors consist of a few vertical planks, overlaid with a frame on all four sides. This is a more traditional, almost rustic look that complements country-style kitchens well. The cabinet maker can vary the width of the planks according to your preferences. This style is usually painted white, but you can find them in other colors if you take the time to look.


Louvered cabinet doors consist of many small, thin pieces of wood stacked horizontally on top of one another. This is a very detailed type of cabinet door and works well in kitchens with otherwise simple decor. With louvered cabinet doors, the cabinets really become the focal point of the kitchen. The louvers add a lot of texture to the space.

Talk to a cabinet maker about these common cabinet door options. They should be able to show you some samples, which might make it easier for you to make a decision. 

Contact a local kitchen cabinet service to learn more.