Updating your kitchen cabinets is a perfect idea for a home improvement project as we ease into the rest of 2023. Your kitchen sets the look and mood for much of your house, and cabinets are central to any kitchen’s decor. Whether you want to completely rebuild your kitchen or just update fixtures, below are the kitchen cabinet door styles you should know about.

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Frameless Cabinet Slabs

Frameless cabinet doors feature a streamlined look with straight, clean lines and little to no ornamentation on the front. Frameless doors attach directly to the cabinet structure, creating a modern and minimalistic aesthetic. Frameless doors typically go with slab cabinets but also have a use in cabinet drawers.


  • Sleek, minimalist look
  • Flexible with decorations
  • Easy to care for
  • Compatible with virtually any color


  • Too simple for some

Shaker Cabinet Doors

Shaker cabinets may be the most common type of cabinet in modern homes and have a long history in interior design. Shaker cabinet door styles have a classic look with square center panels. Shaker cabinets trade on their symmetry and have a minimalistic look, like frameless types of cabinet doors.


  • Work with traditional and modern popular styles
  • Good resale value
  • Timeless design


  • More expensive

Raised Panel Cabinet Doors

Raised panel cabinet doors consist of a slightly elevated center panel with a rim or overlay that contrasts with the lower edges of the kitchen cabinet doors. Raised panel doors provide a formal look and mesh well with contemporary and modern kitchen designs. Although often simple, raised cabinet doors can feature intricate designs, like engravings and beading, which make them a good choice for formal decor.


  • Sophisticated aesthetic
  • Large range of decorative options
  • Highly available


  • Can be difficult to clean
  • More expensive

Glass Cabinet Doors

If you prefer an open shelving look but don’t like the maintenance it carries, glass cabinet doors are a good compromise. The clear glass doors allow you to show off your kitchenware. Glass designs are also easy to mix with any kitchen style, whether contemporary or traditional. Transparent glass also makes it easier to identify what is in which cabinet.


  • Highly decorative option
  • Flexible with many kitchen styles
  • Easy to identify cabinet contents


  • More expensive to install
  • Glass can shatter
  • Glass smudges easily from fingerprints and dirt

West Haven’s Kitchen Cabinet Experts

Cutting Edge Cabinetry has been serving the West Haven area for over 20 years with our custom-designed kitchen cabinets. Our one-on-one design process can help you find the perfect cabinets to transform your kitchen, living room, bathroom, and more.

If you want to explore our kitchen cabinet door styles and options, message us or call (385) 469-1298 to schedule an appointment!

Allison Schmidt