Designing a new kitchen is exciting and fun, and there are lots of things you have to consider in the overall plan and design. The finish you choose for your kitchen cabinets can change the entire look and feel of the room, so this is an important decision.
The best-designed kitchen needs the perfect finish to make it complete. Here is our complete guide to kitchen door finishes so you’ll be able to choose one that suits your lifestyle perfectly.
Laminate doors are a popular choice due to their practicality; they’re hardwearing, easy to clean and come in a range of colours and finishes. They have a plain surface with a PVC edge to enhance the look and protect against chipping and splitting due to moisture.
Laminate doors are generally priced in the lower budget range and are an ideal and affordable option for the majority of kitchens.
Vacuum-formed kitchen doors are moisture resistant and durable, so they won’t split or crack easily. They have excellent resistance to heat and impact and are non-porous, so they’re easy to clean. This amazing durability means they’ll retain their beauty for a long time.
These doors have a stylish panel that suits any style of kitchen, and will add a touch of luxury and character to your home. They come in a range of colours, profiles and finish options so you can customise the look to suit your design. Like laminate doors, vacuum-formed doors are affordable and are a popular choice for modern day kitchens.
Polyurethane doors are made by spraying several coats of high quality paint onto a highly moisture resistant MDF substrate. The result is a beautiful, glossy finish that will enhance any kitchen.
The beauty of polyeurethane doors is that you can choose virtually any colour. The paint is hardwearing against everyday household cleaners and solvents and can be supplied in a range of satin or gloss finishes.
Polyurethane doors are priced in the mid to high budget range since they provide a lavish, customisable finish.
Solid timber doors
Natural timber will never lose its appeal. It provides a cosy, warm and inviting kitchen atmosphere that can only be gained with timber.
Solid timber can be stained, lime washed or painted in any colour and there are numerous profiles and finishes to choose from. Timber provides a luxury finish and requires little maintenance. The doors can be sanded and re-stained to remove any scratches or dents, however these often provide a much-loved character to the kitchen.
Solid timber doors are priced in the upper budget range, but provide a look and feel not possible with manufactured materials.