Cabinet doors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the door size you need will depend on the size of your cabinet space and the style of door you choose. Some cabinet door styles are tiny, while others are quite large.
In this article, we’ll explore the ins and outs of sizing custom cabinet doors.
Sizing Your Cabinet Doors
You should measure the backside of your existing doors in millimeters to obtain the most precise door sizes possible. Because some kitchen doors have a beveled or minor "pencil round" edge to the front, you should measure from the rear side, as this is the widest.
It is industry standard for cabinet doors to be slightly smaller than the cabinets they will be fitted to–this clearance allows the doors to open and close correctly. The same concept applies to drawer fronts.
Be sure to contact professionals if you need help in getting accurate measurements for your cabinet doors.
Benefits of Properly Sized Cabinet Doors
Manufactured by skilled cabinet makers and not on assembly lines, properly sized cabinets made of high-quality materials create a beautiful and durable finished product for your kitchen.
Wide Selection of Styles
Properly sized cabinets come in a high-quality, one-of-a-kind, personalizable selection of wood, style, finish, door type, and hardware to meet your objectives and requirements. You can select from a wide variety of woods such as maple, cherry, oak, hickory, or birch.
When you opt for well-sized cabinet doors, you'll get a high-quality door that can be installed properly and last a long time due to better materials and exact measurements. Properly installed doors also won’t fall off, chip, or break easily.
Can Suit Your Lifestyle
Your cabinet door style should also be based on how you live. If you have small children or pets in the home, raised panel doors may not be the best option as they can be easily damaged. If you entertain often, glass doors may be an excellent choice to show off your beautiful dishes and glassware.
If you can't decide which type of cabinet door to choose, be sure to check out our article on inset cabinets versus overlay cabinets.
Variety of Finishes
Cabinet doors come in various finishes so you can choose the best one for your home. You can opt for a natural finish, stained finish, or even a painted finish to suit your overall kitchen aesthetic.
Easy to Care For
Properly sized cabinet doors are effortless to care for. You won't have to worry about them warping or falling off, and you can easily wipe them down to clean them.
Properly sized cabinets are not only stylish but also great organizers–they can help you to optimize the space in your kitchen.
Well-sized cabinet doors are an excellent choice for your kitchen. They're easy to care for, long-lasting, and come in various styles and finishes. With properly sized cabinet doors, you can create a unique look for your kitchen that suits your lifestyle. Of course, if you’re worried about sizing cabinet doors on your own, it may be a great idea to solicit the help of professionals to be sure everything is as accurate as possible.
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