If you’re considering ordering custom cabinetry for your home, a very important part of the selection process is choosing the door. The door is the face of your cabinets, what people see of your cabinetry the majority of the time. You can choose from a huge variety of cabinet door styles, from rustic to modern, to complement the look and feel of your space.

Types of Cabinet Doors

When choosing a type of cabinet door, you have several things to consider. What look do you prefer? What style is complementary to the space and your house as a whole? Who lives in your house? What kind of traffic will your cabinet doors come into contact with? If you have small children running into and out of the kitchen, slamming doors and making messes, for example, you probably shouldn’t choose an expensive, ornate, delicate type of cabinet door. Choose a type of door that fits well into your lifestyle.

Flat Panel

The center panel on this type of door is flat. Consider this style if you prefer a clean, simple door or a modern, minimalist look. Check out all of the different flat panel cabinet doors Dura Supreme offers. 

Raised Panel

The center panel is raised instead of flat. These doors are good for traditional or transitional spaces.


These are the most minimalistic doors available. Unlike the flat and raised panel doors, slab doors have NO frame or center panel. 


An accent door is a more detailed door that you should use sparingly. It makes a good focal point in a kitchen or bar area, adding extra personality. These doors are more stylized and decorative, often incorporating one or more of the following:

  • Glass
  • Mullion
  • Louver
  • Aluminum frame
  • Rattan insert
  • Stainless steel
  • Leaded glass

Cabinet Finishes

The finish is another very important aspect to think about when ordering your cabinets. The finish can impact the overall quality of your cabinetry, how well it holds up against moisture, stains, and scratches. It adds smoothness and shine and a layer of protection for the beautiful wood. Here are several finish and top coat options:

  • Glaze
  • Stain
  • Paint
  • Texturizer
  • Distress
  • Foils
  • Acrylics

Custom Cabinetry in Ames and Story County

If you are strongly considering adorning your home with some type of cabinetry, Cyclone Contracting provides custom cabinetry from two quality brands: Dura Supreme and Kabinart. Both lines are exceptional in both appearance and functionality. Let us know if you have any questions about custom cabinetry, such as how to choose the best cabinets for your space. If you’re interested in cabinetry, download our eBook and let it be your guide as you pick out your custom cabinets!