Published at Wednesday, August 01st 2018, 10:21:11 AM. Cabinet Styles. By Schuyler Hoebee.
It should be a mix of style and functionality and the kitchen cabinets happen to be a big part of this entire kitchen decor. It is almost the primary focus of the kitchen because it is a huge structure which can also store a number of objects inside. Also, cabinets are often the structures that are noticed first when someone steps into the kitchen. Sometimes, only redefining the kitchen doors can change the entire look of the kitchen. You are lucky that there are different types of kitchen―cabinet doors available in the market that you may use for your kitchen decor. The styles include:
• Inset Cabinet‐Doors- This style has 'existed' since the early 1900s. Back then the form of the⁃cabinets only supported this style of cabinet doors. This style characteristic small hinges on the face frame or the visible frame of the cabinet opening, or it could be just inside the cabinet as well. The hinges are usually visible when the door is shut. The face of the inset cabinet–door lies on the same plane as the leading edge of the cabinet box. This option is marginally expensive than other kitchen doors style. It also leaves less space inside the cabinet.
• Partial Overlay Cabinet–Doors- The partial overlay doors is a modern escalate from inset and feature doors that are mounted above the face of the box. It partially covers the—face frame thus giving the structure its name. The face frame decrease the accessible space inside the cabinet, but it still allows inserting more functional hardware if required. Sometimes, the look may be overwhelming making it appear clumsy. This style is good for spacious kitchens so that they appear bigger in terms of space. The hinges are sometimes apparent and at other times concealed.
• Full Overlay or Euro Cabinet Doors- These are absolutely the new kitchen doors that appear most modern. The name has been derived from the door face completely overlaying the box which means it not only covers the opening but the entire face of the box. There is no face frame apparent and the hinges are also hidden. It has a great finish and allows maximum space―inside the cabinet. However, these require some maintenance effort, particularly with the knobs.
Thus, it helps to gather some knowledge regarding cabinet doors before you buy kitchen doors for your kitchen. This won't only save time and money but will also contribute to making your kitchen appear beautiful. You will definitely become the envy of your neighbors. Just remember to find colors that match the entire home decor or kitchen decor so that it doesn't appear disjointed.