When it comes to a kitchen or bathroom design, a great starting point is your door selection. With so many styles, colors, and materials available it can be hard to decide which door style fits your taste and budget. Cabinet doors are the most important element of your kitchen, and selecting the right one begins with knowing the difference in door styles, the look they will create, and what you should expect to pay. Here is a simple breakdown to help you decide which style is right for you and your budget.


The Shaker door style stands as the most popular door today. It features a simple framed border around the door and can be made of solid wood or MDF. The Shaker door has gained popularity for a few reasons, primarily because of its versatility. Whether you’re looking for a modern look or a classical one, a shaker door in the right color will work very well.

The shaker door varies in price based on the material used. Shaker doors are available in a 5-piece solid oak or maple or painted MDF or MDF wrapped in thermofoil veneer, with the latter being less expensive.


The slab cabinet door style is a simple door that creates a minimalist look because of its lack of details. Slab doors are available in melamine, MDF, and solid wood. This door style is a perfect choice for modern interiors, especially for those looking for invigorating colors and high-gloss lacquers that aren’t available in the natural wood selection. Slab doors are typically the most budget-friendly, and when they’re paired with the right countertop and accessories they can be one of the chicest.


This door style is timeless and has lasted for generations, and presumably will continue to do so. Classical-style cabinet doors are usually made of solid wood, which explains the higher price tag. Although recently, MDF alternatives have been introduced to the market to create the illusion of a detailed solid wood door at a slightly lower cost. For an elegant classical kitchen, this door style is accented with moldings and furniture-style details throughout the space.