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    What Are Recessed Panel Cabinet Doors?




    The style of cabinet doors in your kitchen is, hands down, the most important design feature. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options, from the style of the door to color and finish. If you’ve been shopping for cabinets, you’ve probably seen the recessed panel door style and if you’re wondering how it’s different from other styles, we’re here to give you all the details. 



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    Door style and color set the tone for a space, provide the backdrop to all the important features and give a kitchen its distinct character. Cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and appliance panels create the core of the kitchen’s visual look. But to fully understand the differences between door styles, let’s see what it is that defines recessed panel cabinetry.



    All the facts on recessed panel doors


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    • This type of door comes with a recessed center panel that is outlined with grooved profiles and edges. This style can add visual depth and intriguing dimensions to your cabinetry.


    • Recessed panel doors, often referred to as “Shaker-style”, fall into the timeless category.


    • With a straightforward design, recessed panel cabinet doors can support a wide range of styles. You can easily go with either traditional or contemporary.


    • A recessed panel is a great option for transitional-style kitchens. It’s also great for homeowners who are not comfortable committing to a specific style.


    • Since this type of cabinetry has been around for over 200 years, the style has adapted into many “sister” styles. There are a lot of Shaker-like designs or spin-offs, that take their inspiration from the traditional favorite.


    • Recessed panel cabinets are not limited to a plain and flat panel. They can also have a glass panel or a beaded board.




    Recessed panels fit in with a variety of kitchen styles


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    • Recessed panel cabinet doors are popular because of their simplified appearance and versatile compatibility. 


    • Shaker cabinet doors are the most popular recessed panel door today and continue to grow in popularity. 


    • White beaded Shaker cabinet doors are especially popular in or near the coastal areas because they offer a unique style for a cottage or beach home. 


    • Square recess panel cabinet doors are great for virtually any setting. 


    • Read more about Shaker cabinets here.






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    This simple and straightforward style adds a sense of warmth and beauty to a variety of styles. Traditional, transitional, and contemporary styles go hand in hand with recessed panels. Whether you opt for a traditional Shaker or white beaded Shaker cabinets, you can be sure that they will stand the test of time. This appealing look found its way into our kitchens a long time ago and it’s still as relevant as it was yesterday.


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