Joinery Door Profiles

16 August, 2022 | Mikala Chapman

Joinery Door Profiles

Joinery profiles or cabinet door fronts come in a variety of materials, textures, and designs. When designing a kitchen or any kind of joinery, depending on your choice it can come at quite a cost therefore you do not want to get it wrong.

With open plan living at the top of most people’s wish list one of the most visible aspects in a home is the kitchen, which means your choice of joinery can have a significant impact on the overall aesthetic and style of your home.

When choosing your cabinet or joinery style, the interior style of your home should guide your decision, whether it be country, Hamptons, modern or minimalist.

Here are some popular cabinet door styles

Flat Cabinets / Flat Fronts

Flat cabinets would be the most affordable option when it comes to profiles. You can have a cleaner minimalist look and go without handles or add some kitchen hardware of which there are so many options to choose from to show off your individual style.

Flat doors are fantastic for cleaning but if you go for the minimalist look with no handles, be sure to pick a finish that is fingerprint resistant.

Flat Kitchen Cabinet

Shaker Style Cabinets / Boarder

Shaker cabinets have five pieces in their design, a single piece of timber that is the backing with four smaller slats that form a boarder around the outer edge of the door, essentially a boarder.

Shaker style is one of the most classic and versatile styles, it works well in a modern, hamptons and scandi style home.

Shaker Style Cabinet

Country Style Cabinets / Bead-boards

Beadboard cabinets are vertical slats of wood pieced together vertically using tongue and groove joinery creating a bead like connection, surrounded by a boarder.

Think heritage homes, country style homes or homes with stained glass windows or a view of the country. 

This tyle of board can require a little more dusting than other styles but is undeniably charming.

Tongue and Groove Cabinets

A close relative to the beadboard style, tongue and groove cabinets are very similar only they do not have an outlining boarder. What was once considered a more predominately country style cabinet the tongue and groove profile is having its moment in the spotlight. These cabinets can go from country, to coastal to an industrial kitchen with ease, simply changing its colour or texture.

The tongue and groove profile are a fantastic way of adding interest and texture to a space without being too busy.

Heritage Style Joinery / Traditional

Heritage style joinery often works best in larger kitchens because of its extra detailing, which can sometimes look too much in a small space. You will often find this style in Colonial and Victorian style homes.

Heritage joinery tends to be more detailed; it is identified by a raised central panel with intricately detailed woodwork for its surrounds. Due to the detail of a heritage door, they tend to be a more expensive choice of cabinet.

The difference between a heritage style door and a shaker door is that the centre panel is raised rather than recessed like on a shaker door.

Glass door Joinery

With showcases being something, you don’t see too often anymore, a glass door cabinet is a great alternative to open shelving as they can be a great way to show off some of your more beautiful glassware & ceramics while protecting them from dust. 

Particularly suited to Hamptons and country style homes, a glass cabinet requires a little more styling, but they can be a real showstopper.

Internal lighting is a fantastic way to really show off the beautiful pieces inside, with the added benefit of making it easier to find items you’re looking for.

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