Kitchen Cabinet Doors in 4 Steps

Kitchen Cabinet Doors in 4 Steps

Posted by Admin on Jan 4th 2022

Replacing just your kitchen cabinet doors, also known as cabinet refacing, is a quick and cost-effective way to give your home a facelift. Refacing your kitchen cabinets is a DIY-friendly project that can be accomplished relatively quickly, especially if you have an extra set of hands.

At CabinetDoorMart, we want to help you get the cabinet doors you need without any hassle whether you are a homeowner or a contractor. In this article, we are going to cover how you can get custom cabinet doors shipped right to your door. These cabinet doors are American-made from high-quality materials and are available in custom sizing. If you are ready to give your kitchen a cabinet door upgrade, read on to get started.

1 Taking Down Cabinet Door Measurements

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The first step to your new cabinet doors is to get your measurements. Measuring replacement doors is a quick and easy task, but can be a little tricky your first time. If you are ordering your new cabinet doors to be the same size as your current doors, then you can just measure your existing doors from outside edge to outside edge. You should record your measurements to the nearest 1/8th of an inch in a “width x height” format.

If you don’t have existing doors to measure or you plan to change the overlay of your cabinet doors, then you will need to do a bit of math. First, you will need to get the width and height for the cabinet box opening that you intend to cover. Once you have this, you need to decide if you want to hang your doors with a full overlay, partial overlay, or inset installation.

For example, if you want to have a partial overlay of ½” and a cabinet box opening of 10” x 10”, then you will need to add 1” to the width and height. You need to add 1” to the width and height in order to account for the top, bottom, left, and right sides.

If the cabinet box opening will require split doors, you will need to use a longer formula. Check out our full cabinet door and drawer front measuring guide to find out more.

2 Finding a Cabinet Door Style

Once you have your sizes ready, you will need to pick out your cabinet door style. At CabinetDoorMart, we offer 100’s of customizable styles so you can find the perfect fit. If you don’t know where to start, then you should think about the designs you want to create. Are you looking for rich wood tones and bold raised panels? Or, are you interested in trendy colors and seamless cabinet design? Breaking down your search into traditional or modern styles can help you filter the result to more quickly find your new cabinet doors.


Traditional kitchen designs tend to feature ornate styles, high-quality materials, and darker finishes. If you are interested in this aesthetic, you should explore our solid wood cabinet doors that feature raised panels. Our most popular cabinet door in this style is the Revere cabinet door. Featuring a raised panel surrounded by stunning detail, this cabinet door is perfect for your next remodeling project.


Modern designs often feature full overlay cabinetry with bold colors and textures. Often you will find slab-style cabinet doors and drawer fronts that create stunning walls of seamless cabinetry. Our Tacoma and Anaheim cabinet doors are perfect for creating trendy, modern spaces that will impress all your guests. The Tacoma is a solid wood slab-style door while the Anaheim is a thermofoil cabinet door.

Thermofoil for Modern Kitchen Design

Thermofoil is a vinyl laminate that is heated and pressurized onto an MDF core. We offer a wide variety of thermofoil color and texture options, so you will be able to find exactly what you want. We also offer a Modern Thermofoil line that brings you the latest trending colors and textures.

3 Kitchen Cabinet Door Customization

After you size and find the perfect cabinet door style, you will need to decide how you want the door finished and what material you want to be used for construction. Our cabinet doors are available in unfinished, primed for paint, painted, thermofoil, and clear coat finish. To browse our available materials and thermofoil finishes, check out our materials page.

In addition to these concerns, at CabinetDoorMart we also offer a few more customization options for our cabinet doors. These include changing the edge details, boring the doors for hinges, and modifying the doors to hold glass panels.

Glass Cabinet Doors

We give you the opportunity to have the center panel removed for glass installation. We also offer the choice to have French lites added as well. Strategically adding glass cabinet doors to your kitchen design is a great way to add interest and depth. We can also provide the rubber stops that secure the glass panel. However, CabinetDoorMart does not ship any glass.

Door Edges and Panels

We offer a variety of inside and outside edge options as well as several different style door panels. We these options, you can build the cabinet doors of your dreams. You should note, however, that not all edge and panel options are available on every door style. To browse our edge and panel profiles, head over to the available profiles page.

Boring for Hinges

In order to help you get your project done quickly, we also offer boring for hinges. We are able to bore for compact and conceal or European style hinges that mount to the back of the cabinet door and are hidden inside the cabinet box. To learn more about which boring option you need, head over to our bore options guide.

4 Ordering Your New Kitchen Cabinet Doors

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Now for the easy part! Head over to, select your style, enter your sizes and customizations, and hit check out. And there you have it, custom kitchen cabinet doors in just 4 easy steps. Now you get to sit and relax while we put your new doors into production. Then, in just 10 to 12 days, your cabinet doors will be on the way to your door.

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 Our cabinet experts would love to help you with everything from measuring to assembly.