Finding a Cabinet that Fits Your Style

Posted March 19, 2018

Finding a Cabinet that Fits Your Style

Custom kitchen cabinets, made in Oakville to fit your style, can be a great way to add a unique element to your home. Not only will your cabinets be unique to you, because custom cabinets are typically better constructed than mass-produced versions, they can add value to your home for years to come.

If you’ve never ordered custom cabinets before, there’s a bit of terminology you should know about to describe the kind of cabinet door you’d like. Once you know the basic categories of cabinet door, communicating your unique look to your designer will be easy.

The four basic kinds of cabinet door are:


These doors are what they sound like: flat boards. Flat cabinet doors (often without even a frame) give your kitchen a sleek, modern look. These are more popular in Europe than in North America, but North Americans have been picking up the trend lately.


Maybe the most common kind of kitchen door, these are flat doors whose center panel is further back than the frame. There are actually a lot of different sub-categories to the recessed door like the shaker, the mission, and the beaded recessed door. There are a lot of different design options available to you, and any of them give a kitchen a timeless, classic look.


These are the opposite of the recessed door in which the central, flat panel of the door is either even with the frame or sticks out past it. Like the recessed door, there are a lot of different sub-varieties that create slightly different effects.


Finally, you can go for the more elegant option of having your custom cabinet doors done in glass. Whether you want the entire door done in glass for a modern look, or simply have glass panels for a more rustic feel, glass is a great option.

What are the Hot Trends in Kitchen Cabinet Doors for 2018?

Of course, while there are basic forms of cabinet that remain more or less consistent over the years, there’s a lot of style and unique twists on these forms that fall in and out of fashion. Here are just a couple of fashions to look out for in 2018:


Kitchens are becoming more multi-functional, almost like a combination of kitchen and family room, these days. That’s why more families are choosing simple, multi-purpose designs for kitchens, with a simple recessed door or a clean, flat door.

Layering Textures

Because people are spending more time in their kitchens, they need them to be functional but also interesting. Although individual elements of a kitchen can be simple, that doesn’t mean the overall effect has to be. By layering textures of materials between countertops and kitchen cabinets you can keep everything simple while creating an interesting effect. With the right colours, wood and steel can even make an interesting pair.

Whatever your family’s style is, we at Oakville Kitchen & Bath Centre (*hyperlink changed) can help you and your family find the right custom kitchen cabinets for you, made right here in Oakville. Contact us today to find out how we can help you get the kitchen of your dreams.


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