Replacement Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Get all the info you'll need on replacement kitchen cabinet doors, so you can embark on your kitchen redesign with confidence.

Replacement Kitchen Cabinets

Replacement Kitchen Cabinets

A kitchen with replacement kitchen cabinet doors to give the kitchen an updated look.

By: Sean McEvoy

If you're interested in giving your kitchen cabinets a facelift, you're likely going to be considering a range of options for replacement kitchen cabinet doors. Whether your plan is to reface existing doors or purchase and install brand new ones, there are a few key suggestions you should follow.

Add Modern Style to Your Kitchen

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Less Is More

It's all about clean, rectilinear lines and neutral colors in this modern kitchen. Multitoned terrazzo flooring adds subtle color and delineates the space from the adjacent dining room. Design by designer Alan Tanksley; photography by Peter and Kelley Gibeon

Illuminating Elements

Accent lights below the wall-hung cabinets illuminate the floor and the cabinetry panels above the tall cabinets were custom-fitted for one long, neat line. Wood on the ceiling and island base softens the look. Design by Edward Scirghi; photography by Ivan Cruz

Bold Meets Practical

Clutter is out and color is in. Abundant cabinet space offers a place for everything, including the homeowners' favorite wines. Simple drawer pulls keep the look spare. Design by Todd Hansen of Albertsson Hansen Architecture, LTD; photography by Pete Sieger

Reflective Surfaces

Miniature in size but maximum in modern style, this kitchen features bright red upper cabinets and lots of metallic shimmer. Design by Jill Greene of Sand Castle Kitchens; photography by Ron Rosenzweig

Airy and Industrial

Caesarstone doesn't just top the cabinets in this kitchen, it envelops them, creating a bold, modern look. Design by Jamie Gold, AKBD; co-design by Terry Smith and Kevin Heinly; photography by Doyle Terry

Nature-Inspired Details

Large windows bring the natural world into this modern kitchen. The honed-granite countertops and backsplash echo the greenery outdoors. Photo courtesy of TMS Architects

Modern: Made to Order

Unadorned, curved cabinets lend a modern influence. Thick concrete countertops are durable and functional, and commercial-style stainless steel appliances allow for serious cooking. Design by John Petrie, CMKBD; photography by Carl Socolow

The first decision to make when considering replacement kitchen cabinet doors is whether you want new or re-faced doors. Re-facing existing doors will cost you significantly less, but there is a significant amount of labor involved if you go the DIY route here. With re-facing, you'll just need to decide on the new finish, stain or paint you'll be adding to your cabinet doors, remove and refinish the doors and cabinets, and then re-install the doors.

If replacing the cabinet doors is your plan, the main structure of your cabinets will stay in place, so you'll still save on costs for demolition and construction. And you'll have less DIY labor to worry about, since you'll just be removing the existing doors and replacing them with new ones. But you'll still have plenty to decide in terms of materials, styles and colors.

In terms of materials for replacement kitchen cabinet doors, chances are you'll want the cabinets themselves to be your guide, but this isn't necessarily a requirement. If you've decided to switch materials for your cabinet doors, you can in some cases refinish the cabinets themselves to match the doors. But in most cases you'll want the door materials to match the cabinets, in which case you'll be working with one of various woods, wood veneers or laminate materials.

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