6 Kitchen Cupboard Design Types for Tampa Homeowners

Whether you are building a new home or remodeling the one you currently own, choosing the right kitchen cupboards is essential for setting the overall mood and feel of your kitchen. The style of kitchen cupboard you choose will determine whether you have a classic, traditional look or a sleek, modern design in your kitchen.

At the branch of Naffco in Tampa, Florida, our goal is to help you choose the best elements of interior design that most closely reflects your taste. Below we have listed the six most commonly made designs for kitchen cupboard doors as a guide for your kitchen building or renovation project.

Shaker style

Shaker style cabinets and cupboards are among the most popular and most commonly used for interior design today. Shaker style doors are made from five pieces – four slats create a frame, and a fifth sheet that is a flat panel sits in the center, behind the frame. Because of the simplicity of this design, shaker style cabinets can be used to match or compliment most styles of decor, from distressed antique to contemporary modern.


With a sleekness that is prized in the minimalistic, modern styles that are becoming more and more popular in the world of interior design, flat cupboard doors are all smooth lines and chic simplicity. While many homeowners and builders opt for wood, laminate cupboard doors in this flat style tend to be much more affordable, as well as having a much more extensive range of options in color, patterns, and sheens.


Inset cabinet doors are often the most expensive option for kitchen cabinets due to the extremely precise, exact measurements needed to make them correctly. Rather than sitting outside of the cupboard frame, the doors rest just inside the cabinet, meaning they must be perfectly measured to fit and open and close properly – even when the wood contracts or expands with heat, moisture, and other environmental factors.


Louvered cupboard doors are made by setting wooden slats horizontally into a doorframe and angling them just enough for a small amount of space in between each slat, making them perfect for cabinets that need ventilation. Because the louvered style of cupboard doors is most commonly used for windows and statement furniture pieces, kitchen cupboards in this style are particularly unique and eye-catching.


Beadboard cabinet doors are the classic go-to for the cottage-style look and feel for a kitchen cupboard. These cabinet doors are often made in the five-piece shaker style, but rather than a flat sheet material as the center panel, grooved, patterned beadboard is used as the center panel. Beadboard was a popular wall treatment before the rise in popularity of plaster, drywall, and paint as the most common form of wall decor.


If you have a completely new and unique idea for your kitchen cupboards, do not hesitate to contact a local interior designer or craftsperson with it; they can bring your idea to life and give you the absolute best solution to your unique interior design needs.

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