Cabinet Door Styles: What's Yours?

Bob Vila

What's your cabinet door style? From left: Mission, raised panel, beaded, Shaker, arched Cathedral, flat panel …

Looking for the perfect cabinet door design for your kitchen or bath remodel? Here are six of the most popular style choices (pictured from the left).

Mission (far left)

Clean lines and contemporary styling give Shenandoah Cabinetry's Mission flat-panel cabinet door its timeless appeal. Shown here is a recessed solid maple door in white with Cream Glaze finish.

Raised Panel (second from left)

For a traditional kitchen, there is nothing more beautiful than the raised panel with its carved detailing and depth. Shown: the Fairlane Square raised-panel cabinet door in solid maple, painted Onyx, from the Merillat Masterpiece collection.

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Beaded (center left)

Reminiscent of classic paneling, bead board cabinet fronts are ideal for kitchen designs from country to transitional. Shown here is a solid cherry version from KraftMaid in the Vintage Cardinal finish, with flat-panel drawer front.

Shaker (center right)

The clean lines of this flat-panel, wide-frame cabinet door reflects the appeal of Shaker-style cabinetry. Shown: a cope-and-stick cabinet door from TaylorCraft in white oak.

Arched Cathedral (second from right)

Classic and traditional, this Cathedral-style cabinet door features a recessed panel surrounded by a detailed, cascading arched frame. Shown here is American Woodmark's Ashland with solid maple frame and wood veneer panel finished in Mocha Glaze.

Flat Panel (far right)

Sometimes referred to as "slab," the flat-panel door style offers a clean look suited to a variety of kitchen designs. In wood tones, it complements a more traditional look; painted in colors, it takes on a modern aesthetic. Shown here is a quartersawn oak veneer cabinet from Kraftmaid in stained Kaffe finish.

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