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Cabinet Doors

Cabinet Door Types and Styles

Whether you are choosing cabinet doors for your kitchen, bathroom or any other room of your home, the following overview covers some of the different cabinet door types and styles available.

Types of Center Panels

Cabinet doors are available with center panels that are raised or recessed (sometimes referred to as flat panel).

Raised Panel Cabinet Doors

Two stacks of raised panel cabinet doors

Raised panel cabinet doors have a center panel that is raised from the rest of the door, many times with a contoured edge that gives it a specific style. These doors are typically used in more traditional designs.

Recessed Panel Cabinet Doors

Stack of recessed panel cabinet doors in dark wood tones

Recessed or flat panel cabinet doors have a center panel that is lower than the rest of the door, with a higher outer edge that defines its style. Recessed panel doors are typically used in more modern designs.

Overlay Cabinet Doors

Overlay cabinet doors come in full or partial overlay versions.

Full Overlay Cabinet Doors

Close-up of a full overlay cabinet door

Full overlay doors cover the entire front of the cabinet box. When two overlay cabinets are viewed side-by-side, only a very small portion of the frame is visible, creating a nearly seamless, streamlined look.

Partial Overlay Cabinet Doors

Close-up of a partial overlay cabinet door

Partial overlay doors cover only part of the cabinet box front, with a small portion left showing, providing a more traditional cabinet look.

Inset Cabinet Doors

Inset cabinet doors fit inside the cabinet face frame openings, giving a full view of the cabinet frame for a distinctive look that can take on a large range of modifications.

Beaded and Non-Beaded Styling

Two inset cabinet doors side-by-side

Your inset cabinetry can be personalized with either beaded or non-beaded inserts. The beaded insert is fitted into the cabinet door itself, providing an edge detail that evokes fine craftsmanship.

Cabinet Door Styles

Cabinet doors are offered in many styles to suit a home’s design. A few styles include:

  • Arch doors have a raised panel with a half-oval-shaped curve at the top
  • Cathedral doors also have a raised panel with a medieval arch at the top
  • Shaker doors have recessed panels with a simple design
  • Slab doors have a flat panel that is neither raised nor recessed
  • Beadboard doors have decorative wood paneling with vertical grooves