3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Kitchen Cabinet Door Style

Remodeling your kitchen can make your house feel like it has a whole new look. You spend so much time in the kitchen that the look and layout has a huge impact on how you think about your home and how you feel when you’re inside it. Because they take up so much square footage, your cabinets play a big role in how you feel about your kitchen.

The cabinet door style you choose will set the tone for your cabinets. Here are three things you need to consider when choosing your Gilbert kitchen cabinet door style, whether you are remodeling your kitchen or are choosing the details for your new build:

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For most people, the first thing they think about when replacing cabinet doors – or really any item in their home – is what it looks like. You want your home to look pleasing, so even if you need the item to have functionality, you also want it to look good.

Fortunately, there are dozens of styles to choose from, as well as many more colors, stains, and finishes. You should think about a general look you want to start, such as rustic, modern, elegant, casual, and formal. Once you know a general feel you want to create, you can look at different styles within that genre and narrow down your choices.

Be sure to think about your choice in the long term. You don’t want to choose something that’s trendy now that you might get tired of in a few years. Think about how you’re going to feel about your choice in five years, 10, 15, and so on.


Not all kitchen cabinet door styles are easy to maintain. Those with a lot of grooves and embellishments will be much harder to keep clean. You’ll have to get in there with a detail brush to clear out the dirt and dust that will settle into the grooves. If you don’t, the cabinets will discolor and look dirty or old over time.

If you have small children or pets, or if you are just short on time or patience for cleaning, you should opt for a kitchen cabinet door style that has a smooth surface. A Shaker style is a good choice, and many modern styles also have flat fronts and few embellishments.


Maybe you love the way oiled bronze hardware looks, and you have your heart set on including it in your new kitchen. That style of hardware won’t look good on all kitchen cabinet styles. You need to think about how the hardware you like will work together with the cabinet door styles you like.

If you aren’t sure about the combination, play around with the samples in the showroom, or ask your Gilbert custom cabinet maker to show you different combinations on their design software. You can get a great idea of how a knob or pull can look with different cabinet door styles, as well as how the combination can look in your own kitchen. It’s an easy way to try out different looks before you commit.

A kitchen remodel is a big investment, so you should be sure that you have the right cabinets to get the look you want and get a bigger return on your investment. You might design to just change out the cabinet doors and drawer fronts, or you might decide to replace your cabinets completely. Whatever option you choose, the cabinet door styles you choose will have a big impact on the overall look. Make sure you think through the choices carefully so you get the best outcome.

AZ Cabinet Maker can help you get the look you want for your kitchen remodel or your new kitchen build. We are a local Gilbert custom kitchen designer with a reputation for high-quality workmanship and beautiful designs. We can craft your cabinets from scratch to meet your specifications, or we can customize your current cabinets with new doors and drawer fronts. We’ll help you learn about the options that would best suit your kitchen and your budget. Call us today to talk with a custom cabinet builder in Gilbert about your vision for your new kitchen.

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