When choosing or designing a new kitchen the most prominent element is the style of the door.
Door design has become much simpler over recent years, gone are the days of elaborate cathedral style doors with intricate dirt hugging nooks and crannies. Today’s designs tend to feature much simpler and cleaner lines. Even doors that fall into the more ‘classic’ style category are now derivatives of the simple lines of the ‘Shaker’ style door.
This modern approach allows the designer many more opportunities to create a more practical and functional design, but at the same time they are now able to reflect a more personalised result by utilising the myriad of door furniture options that are currently available.
Personal handle choice can make a dramatic difference to the overall visual look of the kitchen.
When making a comparison of the two kitchens below both have similar door designs but each has its own personality, impart by the choice of handle.
Like wise the two kitchens below are ‘Handleless’ but each has its own distinct style, this has been achieved by the detail in the door design. The first shows an ‘undersized’ door which creates a gap that allows it to be opened by inserting ones fingers into it and pulling the door open. The second is achieved by operating a ‘push catch’ system such as the ‘Tip On’ mechanism by Blum , this opens the full sized door by simply pressing it.
The first is a more contemporary version featuring ‘overlay’ doors. These cover the whole of the cabinet leaving a minimal gap between them. Modern handles and appliances complete the contemporary styling.
The second is a more traditional version featuring a ‘framed’ design whereby the door sits within a surrounding frame. Additional details include visible ‘butt’ hinges to complement the classic handle style.
From these very simple door fascias an infinite number of design and styling opportunities can be created, the only limit is your imagination!