what overlay is the most timeless/classic for kitchen cabinet doors?

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03-12-2018 02:40 AM

I’m designing out my new kitchen cabinets and need some advice/ opinions from people more experienced than I am. I want a design that will look nice now, but also won’t be out of date in 10 years. I don’t necessarily want to be on the cutting edge of modern, but I don’t want to get stuck with tomorrow’s 1980s red oak, huge reveal, design that everyone and their brother has in an older house.

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#1 posted 03-12-2018 04:42 AM

Cherry with a shaker profile. Simple and clean.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 02:00 PM

Any of the classic profiles are essentially timeless. I’m referring mainly to ogee and shaker.

Right now shaker is very popular for kitchens, as are painted cabs.

I think more important than the profile is the wood type and whether to paint/not paint. Its all a matter of design preference.

For our kitchen reface, we are going with shaker raised panel and painted white. That’s not for everyone, but we want a change and in a rather large kitchen, wood can get a bit overwhelming.

Pinterest is a great source to get a visual on different designs.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 05:17 PM

I think the color and old style hardware date cabinets more than the general shape of the doors. Solid flat doors seem to always be in style whether it is European with no reveal or just a moderate reveal. In my house it has to meet my wife’s specs.
If you haven’t priced quality modern hardware yet be ready for sticker shock. European style hinges and self closing door slides are great but costly.

-- Les B, Oregon

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