Choosing Your Style

Doors, Drawers, Cabinets, etc.

Choosing Your Door Style:

Navigating through the plethora of cabinet styles can feel daunting. With countless door style combinations available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, these options can be distilled into a few key categories, simplifying your search. Cabinet doors typically consist of a frame, comprising rails on the top and bottom and stiles on the left and right, surrounding a central panel.

The frame pieces are joined in two primary ways: through Mitered joints, where pieces are cut at a 45-degree angle, or through Cope & Stick joints, each with its distinct visual appeal as illustrated below.

Panel styles fall into two main categories: Inset Panels, characterized by their flat simplicity, often a cost-effective choice, and Raised Panels, lending a luxurious touch to cabinet doors, representing a premium option for discerning tastes

Choosing Your Cabinet Style:

Our cabinet style choice not only impacts the aesthetic of your kitchen but also influences the overall cost. Understanding these style variations is crucial for discerning your preferences and needs in any kitchen or cabinetry project.

Cabinet construction typically involves assembling a box from two sides, a top, and a bottom. The presence or absence of a face frame, a 1.5″ frame on the cabinet’s front, further categorizes cabinets. Simply put, cabinets with a frame are termed “Framed,” while those without are termed “Frameless.”

Within the Framed category, cabinets can be further categorized:

  1. Standard or Partial Overlay: Doors partially cover the face frame.
  2. Full Overlay: Doors completely cover the face frame.
  3. Inset: Doors are set into the frame and are flush with it.

The style of Framed cabinets is determined by how the doors are positioned on the face frame. In cabinets with Standard Overlay, where doors partially cover the face frame, the frame is most visible. Additionally, Framed cabinets offer options for Full Overlay, where doors fully cover the face frame, or Inset, where doors are set back inside the face frame.