How do we Make Kitchen Door Fronts?

  • 15th June, 2013
  • Published by Kitchen Restoration

If you’re thinking about getting a new kitchen, you might want to consider an alternative method of updating your existing room. Kitchen refurbishment is cheaper than a complete refit, it’s less stressful for the family and by going down the bespoke route, everything is custom made and guaranteed to fit to your specifications like a glove. After all, why rip out an otherwise perfectly functional kitchen when you can have a new series of kitchen doors fitted? They will instantly revive the look and feel of a kitchen that probably only needs just a few minor adjustments to make it not just functional, but bang up to date too.

As kitchen door fronts make up the majority of all kitchens – everyone needs unit and cupboard space – a refurbishment will often have the same ‘wow’ factor as an entirely new refit.

A range of materials

In terms of making the actual door fronts, there are several materials to choose from, which will depend not only on your individual preferences but on your needs as a family. For example, some solid woods like oak or walnut can look elegant and contemporary. But if you have young children who love to bash into things with their toy trucks or dolls, such woods may not be ideal. Alternative materials and finishes for kitchen door fronts include vinyl-wrapped doors, laminates or high gloss.

Vinyl-wrapped doors

Made from MDF panels which have gone through a specialist process of sanding and treating, vinyl-wrapped doors are covered with a vinyl film that has been attached under high pressure. They tend to have softer, more rounded corners than the laminate option and for an extra bit of shine, they are available in a high gloss finish to bring out the wood effect.

High gloss

For anyone wanting to add a bit of shine to their kitchen, high gloss kitchen door fronts are the right choice. Choose from a range of colours such as walnut, cappuccino or burgundy. Or, if your kitchen is the right size for darker tones, royal blues and classic blacks can add an air of chic sophistication to your kitchen.


Laminate is created using two materials such as resin and a specialist paper material that have been fused together. Bonded firmly to an existing wood structure such as your kitchen door front, the effect can be stunning and can look like real wood. To make it more hard-wearing, a highly durable finish is applied over the top. Kitchen door ranges in laminates are available in a variety of gorgeous wood effects, such as dark walnut, white ash or alder.

Solid Woods

When it comes to solid wood, some people just won’t settle for anything less than the real thing. Beautifully crafted solid woods such as oak, walnut or mahogany can add an air of rustic charm to any kitchen.

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