Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Kitchen Cabinet Doors: What You Need to Knowby Kelly Richardson
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Unless you know the finer points of kitchen cabinet door construction, you won't know what to look for when you upgrade. Cabinet doors come in a variety of materials, designs, and treatments. Here's a brief overview of what to look for when ordering.
When most homeowners go shopping for new kitchen cabinets, they simply aren't savvy enough to know quality, or a lack thereof, when they see it. Maybe you're in the same boat. You browse the aisles at your favorite home and garden center, or peruse the online kitchen cabinet selections, and you're just not sure what you're looking for.
The Basic Kitchen Cabinet Door Types
That 'Good' Cabinet Wood
This depends on your lifestyle. Of the more popular types, oak and maple are the sturdiest while pine and poplar are a bit more delicate. Your choice should reflect the amount of traffic and wear and tear in your kitchen.
About the Author
Kelly Richardson covers the home improvement scene in between his seasonal projects. His articles appear wherever intelligent interior design is valued.