Different Cabinet Door Styles
First and foremost, cabinets add impact and style to your kitchen, bathroom and living rooms and they come in a variety of styles and designs for you to choose from if you want to splurge to something unique. Further, learning the door style lingo is not hard, in fact it widens your scope to the choosing options, and hence the purpose of this article is to help you understand the different cabinet door styles.
One of the basic things that you should know is that, cabinet drawers and doors come in three types:
- Partial overlay
- Full overlay also known as Euro style
Inset cabinet doors: Consequently, most of the kitchens in the 1900s used this kind of door. It had small hinges which were mounted on the face frame with a visible frame around the opening. The hinges are usually inconspicuous when the door is shut.
As mentioned, they have a traditional twist added to it from the 1900s and surprisingly most modern doors these replicate this classic look, but be warned they are quite expensive. Also, it reduces the space in the inner cabinet creating extra blocking in the box.
Partial overlay cabinet doors: An upgraded version of the inset cabinet door, this door style is raised over the box face; the reason why it is called the partial overlay cabinet is because it does not cover the face frame completely.
This construction is versatile in that you can install more utilitarian hardware; however the frame reduces the amount of space inside the cabinet. Its downside is that the face frame is visible making the doors and drawers overwhelm the surface.
Full overlay or Euro-style cabinet doors: It is modern and the doors and drawers overlays the box completely covering the entire box face.
The hinges are invisible allowing the door to open slamming the adjacent doors and drawer, looking on the brighter side it has small gaps between the doors and drawers allowing easier access to the box. Hence, the bigger the box the more adequate space it has.
Edge banding: Usually found on every construction when you are opening your doors and drawers, it is used to cover the cut edges of the plywood.
Likewise, edge banding is made of PVC plastic, melamine or real wood, it is attached to the plywood using edge banding machine. They exist in a variety of color and style so to match with whatever cabinet choice you would like.
Cabinet face construction: Initially made from solid wood with plywood, MDF or particle board. In addition, the sheet material can be overlaid with wood veneer, Thermo foil or paintable veneer surface such as a maple, poplar or MDF.
- Flat surfaces with raised panels are mostly made from milled wood.
- Faces with linear details, for instance the shaker-style have square cuts that have middle panels.
Ultimately, building a large door is difficult, but you can always consult your cabinet makers that will estimate the size requirements and materials needed.
Nevertheless, feel free to contact Premium Cabinets of Tulsa for custom quotes.