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June 10, 2022

Which Cabinet Door Type is Right for You

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Choosing the Right Cabinet Doors Make All the Difference in the Look of Your Kitchen.

Cabinet doors make a kitchen more functional and stylish. They are available in a variety of materials, colors, and styles to suit any taste. Cabinet doors can also be customized to create a focal point for your kitchen style, or to complement the overall design.

Homeowners can create a custom kitchen by choosing cabinet doors made from unique material, rare color, or contemporary style, and can be made more stylish by adding a touch of personality.


Choosing the Right Cabinet Doors

When you're ready to choose new cabinet doors, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right cabinet doors for your kitchen DIY project:

  1. Consider the style of your home. Do you want the doors to blend in or stand out? If you want them to blend in, choose doors that better match the interior style of your home.

  2. Consider your home’s color pattern. Do you want the doors to match the color of your home, or should they contrast with interior walls? Browse this gallery of kitchen remodels to get ideas for your project.

  3. Consider other materials used in your home. You may want the cabinet doors to match other materials around your home, or you may want more custom cabinet doors. Custom doors can be a little more expensive, so keep that in mind when choosing your look and material.


Types of Cabinet Doors

painted cabinet door by Swedish Door

Painted HDF cabinet doors - Painted HDF cabinet doors are a great way to add a touch of style to your kitchen. HDF is a high density fiberboard which is a type of composite wood that is very smooth and easy to paint. HDF is also very stronger and more durable than it's MDF counterpart, so your cabinet doors will last for years.

Painted HDF cabinet doors are a cost-effective way to update your kitchen. You can find these doors in a variety of colors and styles. If you want a really modern look, you can even order HDF doors that have been painted with high-gloss paint and lacquer.Gavi Oak laminate cabinet door by Swedish door

Laminate cabinet doors - Laminate cabinet doors are made by bonding a thin layer of laminate to a piece of particle board or MDF. Laminate cabinet doors are usually made with a melamine adhesive. Melamine is a type of plastic that is made to look like wood.

Laminate doors are available in many different colors and styles, with a wide variety of different wood grain patterns. Laminate cabinet doors can be made to look like almost any type of wood.

These doors are a cheaper alternative to wood cabinet doors. Laminate doors are also much more durable than wood cabinet doors and are easier to clean.

Albin Maple

5-piece construction real wood cabinet doors - One popular option is 5-piece construction real wood cabinet doors. These doors are made from five pieces of wood that are jointed together. They are usually made from a hardwood, such as maple or oak.

5-piece construction cabinet doors are very strong and durable. They can also be stained or painted so, if you are looking for a high-quality, hardwood door, 5-piece construction is a great option.


High gloss cabinet doors - High gloss cabinet doors have a shiny, mirror-like finish that reflects light and makes the space appear larger. They’re also easy to clean and maintain, making them a popular choice for busy families or anyone who wants a low-maintenance kitchen. The reflective surface of high gloss cabinet doors makes a small kitchen appear larger.

High gloss cabinet doors can also provide your kitchen with a modern and sleek look.

TESS White Oak

Wood veneer cabinet doors - Wood veneer cabinet doors are a popular option for many homeowners because they provide a natural look and feel to the kitchen. They are also relatively easy to care for and maintain. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing wood veneer cabinet doors for your home.

One of the most important things to consider is the type of wood veneer you want for your doors. There are many different options available, so it is important to take some time to research all of your options. You may want to consider the color of the wood, the grain pattern, and the thickness of the veneer.

Another thing to keep in mind is the finish you want for your doors. When looking at doors, make sure to consider the sheen of the finish, the color, and the durability.


Installing Your Cabinet Doors

Once you have decided on the type of door and the finish you want, you will need to select a company to install your doors. There are many different companies that specialize in helping you create a custom kitchen, so you will want to take some time to check out your contractor. You can also ask for referrals from friends or family members who have had cabinet doors installed in their homes.

If you find yourself looking for a contractor or designer who is knowledgeable of refacing or using custom cabinet doors we work with a wide variety of experienced partners found on our partner network map.

Regardless of the type of door you choose, if you take care of your cabinet doors, they will look great and last for many years.


Finding the perfect cabinet doors for me

Swedish Door offers hundreds of different styles, colours and materials of custom cabinet doors, drawer fronts, panels, trim and more to give any kitchen whether it be IKEA cabinet boxes or custom made cabinet boxes a true cohesive custom kitchen look and feel. Contact us today and see how easy it is to transform any new or existing kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams.

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