Custom Cabinet Doors with CabinetDoorMart

Custom Cabinet Doors with CabinetDoorMart

Finding the right cabinet doors for your kitchen and style can be a difficult process. At CabinetDoorMart, we want to help our customers create unique spaces for their personal style with our custom cabinet doors. The best part is that all of our custom cabinet doors are available online and ship directly to your door!

And so, we decided to make a guide to help you find, size, and order your custom cabinet doors online. In this guide, we are going to discuss our available wood species, styles, and everything else you will need to ensure that your doors arrive just as expected. Custom cabinetry can be a major commitment in terms of both time and money, but it is luckily an investment that usually pays off

Before we get started, gather the following supplies:

  1. Notepad
  2. Pen/Pencil
  3. Calculator

Getting Started

The key to a successful home improvement project is proper research and planning. From sizes to material and finish, you need to have made these decisions before you can even start ordering. The first step to getting your plan going is to take down your measurements. 

Measure Twice, Order Once

A blueprint for a kitchen remodel

The old saying “measure twice, cut once” still applies even when you are not the one doing the cutting. A miscalculated size or typo in your order could lead to delays and added costs. So, it is important to know how to measure your doors for the best results. 

If your new cabinet doors will be the same size as the previous ones, then all you need to do is measure the existing door from outside edge to outside edge. Be sure to measure to the nearest 1/8th of an inch and to record the measurements in a “width x height” format. 

If you don’t have a door to measure, or if you are changing your style, then you will have some extra steps in calculating your custom sizes. To start, measure the cabinet opening to the nearest 1/8th inch, still recorded in “width x height”. Next, you will need to decide if you want your cabinets to be inset or overlay, and, if you choose overlay, you will need to determine how much of the face frame you want to cover. 

For example, if my cabinet opening was 10” x 10” and I wanted to have a partial overlay of ½” on all four sides, then I would need to add 1” to the width and height. The 1” accounts for both the top and bottom or left and right side, making the measurement of the door 11” x 11”. For larger openings that require two doors to cover, you will need to use a longer formula. To find that formula and walkthrough, check out our cabinet door measuring guide.


Finding a Cabinet Door Style

If you are ordering a custom replacement cabinet door, then finding your style won’t be hard. Our online cabinetry shop allows you to filter through our available styles until you find the perfect one. You can browse by finish, panel style, and even price range. 

A person select cabinet door materials.

However, if you don’t feel like browsing through our 100’s of available styles, we can find the right one for you! Submit pictures of your cabinet doors to our door match form and let our highly trained representatives do the rest! 

If you are looking for a new style in your kitchen, it may take you a bit longer to find what feels right. However, if you have inspiration pictures, you can submit those to our door match form that is linked above to see if we have a match. If you have no clue where to start, then it can be helpful to think about styles interest you. 

Trends vs. Traditions

Most cabinet doors can be, roughly, broken into two stylistic groups: trendy and traditional. Understanding how these categories are defined can help you get started looking for your new style. 

Revere Cabinet door

For traditional designs, you are likely to find more ornate designs. This means applied moldings, high-quality wood doors stained to highlight their natural beauty, and darker tones. These cabinet doors feature raised panels and arched shapes. For example, our Revere cabinet door is one of our top-selling styles that can be used in traditional spaces. 

If you are thinking of something more trendy, then you are likely going to be looking at recessed panel doors and bright colors. In addition, many more modern designs are doing away with “center panel” and instead opting for slab style construction. In addition to using trendy colors for painted cabinet doors, another modern trend we are seeing is using laminate, like thermofoil doors, to create seamless, full-overlay designs. 

If you are looking for the best of both worlds then we recommend shaker cabinet doors. Shaker cabinets offer a flat panel cabinet door with a solid, square frame. This style uses a cope-and-stick, also known as a butt joint, construction method. If you are looking to learn more about cabinet door construction, check out our Youtube video explaining it

Shaker Cabinet door

The Shaker cabinet door has been around for over 200 years, and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. This style lends itself well to transitional styles, which are always changing. For example, we are loving the use of trendy colors on shaker doors to create a two-tone finish


Customize Your Cabinet Doors

Cabinet fronts

Once you have your cabinet doors selected, you will need to select a finish and material for construction. Our doors are available in an unfinished, painted, pre-primed, clear finished, or thermofoil finish. To see what material options we currently offer, check out our available materials page, which also shows all of our thermofoil color and texture offerings. 

Once you have these choices made, you can move on to finer customization options. 

Edges and Panels

At CabinetDoorMart, we are able to customize the inside and outside edge and panel for your cabinet doors. This way you can take a door that was almost the one and make it perfect. However, not all edges and panels are available for every door style. To see all of our edge and panel options, check out our available profiles page

Boring for Hinges

If you are using compact conceal hinges or European style, then you can take advantage of our boring option. We can bore the door for hinges so that when it arrives you don’t have to worry about it. To learn more and see diagrams, head over to our Boring Options page

Glass Cabinet Doors

Most of our cabinet door styles can be modified to accept a glass panel. We are able to leave the whole panel open or with 4,6, or 8 French Lites. In addition, you can also choose to include rubber stops for installing the glass panel. If you need assistance installing your glass panel, check out our article on the subject


Ordering Your New Kitchen Cabinet Doors

As you can see, ordering custom cabinet doors online is not too difficult, but it will require you to do some leg work. Whether you are just refacing, replacing only the doors and drawer fronts, or if you are doing a complete remodel, adding custom cabinetry to your kitchen can be a great investment. If the price tag has you worried, a great way to cut costs is to order your doors and fronts unfinished, and then do the painting or staining yourself. 

A kitchen counter

If you are ready to start ordering or if you need some assistance, feel free to give us a call at 1-844-326-6680 or an email to info@cabinetdoormart.com. Our cabinet experts would love to help you with everything from measuring to assembly.