Briar Stanley is the founder of the blog (and corresponding Instagram account) Sunday Collector, Briar’s interior decorating work and life is regularly broadcast to a following that love her fresh coastal style and little family. We are thrilled to have her on board as a contributing blogger for Granite Transformations.
When it comes to planning a new kitchen, one of the most important decisions is choosing the door and drawer fronts. Along with the choice of bench top material, the door profile and colour/finish you choose will ultimately set the tone for the look and feel of the new space.
When I was planning our kitchen update with Granite Transformations, I was introduced to the huge range of high-quality routered doors from Tesrol. If you’re seeking modern or heritage vibes for your new kitchen, the doors are available in either a vacuum formed, polyurethane, or a custom wood finish. I personally chose a polyurethane (2-pac) Design 593 – Edge Profile 3S shaker cabinet with a custom coloured finish – Satin Dulux Lexicon Quarter. The look I was aiming for can only be described as ‘a little bit coastal, a little bit country’ – and the simple profile of this door ticked the boxes for me, which sat well with the statement door hardware I chose.
I’m so happy with the quality of our satin finish door – which is really easy to keep clean and has given the small kitchen a completely new and fresh feel.
Below, I’m going to take you through three of my favourite door profile options – all popular door profiles to consider for your new kitchen, that also coincides with the extensive range available from Tesrol.
1. FLAT CABINETS
Flat kitchen cabinets are best suited to contemporary homes. Easy to clean and usually the most affordable style, flat cabinet styles can also be installed with or without handles. I’d go without handles for a cleaner, minimalist look or take choosing kitchen hardware as an opportunity to add some personality. For a bolder look, consider choosing a stand out cabinet colour – dark blues and greens in a satin finish is hugely popular this year!
I love the combination of the soft mint green flat cabinets with the oak door and drawer pulls. Note the contrasting wall cabinets with no handles.
The bold blue under bench cabinets are balanced by the painted brick wall – I love the play with textures in this kitchen.
2. SHAKER STYLE CABINETS
Popular for decades, and known for their simplicity and elegance, shaker style cabinets are named after a religious sect known as the Shakers who, during the 1800s, became known for their well-made, simple and functional furniture. This is a classic style that will never date, and a personal favourite of mine – as the door profile can be used across different kitchen styles – ranging from country, to modern to coastal. It all just depends on what finishes and colours you team the shaker door profile with, it’s very versatile.
The introduction of brushed gold door hardware with the bold shaker door gives a touch of glam.
I’m a huge fan of the dark navy blue cabinets in this kitchen, which sit beautifully with white/marble look benches…not to mention the stunning chevron floorboards.
3. V-GROOVE CABINETS
Related to beadboard cabinets, but differentiated here by their lack of outlining border, tongue-and-groove – or v-groove cabinets – are currently having their time to shine. It’s amazing how quickly the country style cabinet can go from country cottage to something that suits industrial kitchens, and coastal homes – simply by removing the border from the design. Renovators aiming for a minimalist look are being drawn to tongue-and-groove cabinets. That’s because this design adds texture and interest to a space without looking too busy. This type of cabinet also lends itself well to bold colour choices – but is also very stylish in neutral grey shades as part of a coastal-style kitchen. This is a door profile I would love to use in my next house/kitchen renovation – whenever that may be!
Another stunning kitchen. A calming combination of crisp white v-groove doors with flat wall cabinets in a warmer oak. Just perfect!
I’m a big believer in the common saying that the kitchen sells a home, which is probably why I’m so happy to spend so much time planning and designing kitchens…such an important space that really needs to be carefully considered. I hope I’ve provided some inspiration with these varied looks. Happy kitchen renovating!