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A Guide to the Most Popular Cabinet Door Profiles

 

Designing your dream kitchen is an exciting adventure filled with endless possibilities.

Your kitchen cabinets are the silent workhorses of your cooking space, providing both style and storage. While their primary function is undoubtedly practical, the right cabinet door profile can elevate the entire look and feel of your kitchen, transforming it from a purely functional area to a design-forward haven that reflects your personal taste.

In Australia, where open-plan living and indoor-outdoor flow are highly valued, the cabinet door style you choose can set the tone for your entire home.

From the timeless allure of Shaker to the sleek simplicity of flat fronts, the options are as diverse as the Australian landscape itself. Let's explore some of the most popular cabinet door profiles that are taking Aussie kitchens by storm.

The Latest in Cabinet Door Profiles

Shaker: Timeless and Versatile

The Shaker style is one of the most popular and timeless cabinet door profiles in Australia.

It features a simple, clean design with a recessed center panel surrounded by a raised frame. 

The Shaker style offers a classic yet modern look that complements both traditional and contemporary kitchen designs. Its understated elegance allows the focus to be on the cabinetry's colour, finish, and hardware.

Shaker

Flat Panel (Slab): Sleek and Modern

Flat or slab cabinet doors are characterised by their smooth, sleek surface without any raised panels or decorative profiles.

This minimalist style has surged in popularity, particularly in modern and contemporary kitchen designs. 

Flat cabinet doors create a streamlined, uncluttered look and pair well with hardware-free integrated pulls or simple linear pulls. They offer a canvas for showcasing unique materials, finishes, and colours.

flat profile

Raised Panel: Traditional Elegance

Raised panel cabinet doors feature a raised centre panel surrounded by a beveled or routed perimeter frame.

This traditional style adds depth and dimension to cabinetry, lending a sense of warmth and character to the kitchen. 

Raised panel doors can range from simple to ornate designs, making them suitable for various kitchen styles, from transitional to farmhouse-inspired.

Raised Panel

Beaded or V-Groove: Cottage Charm, Relaxed and Rustic

Beadboard or V-groove cabinet doors feature a series of vertical grooves or indentations, creating a textured, linear pattern.

This style is often associated with coastal or farmhouse-inspired designs, adding a touch of rustic charm to the kitchen.

Beadboard doors can be painted or stained, allowing for a range of color and finish options to complement the desired aesthetic.

Beaded or V-Groove

Glass-Front: Display with Style

Glass front cabinet doors incorporate glass panels, either fully or partially, allowing for the display of dishes, glassware, or decorative items inside the cabinets.

This style can range from traditional leaded glass designs to more modern frameless glass inserts.

Glass front cabinets add visual interest and depth to the kitchen while also providing a functional display area.

Cabinet Doors - Glass Front
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