Design Works offers a variety of cabinet lines that range in style, species, finish, and budget. The products are designed to suit any room of the house including the kitchen, pantry, bar, bath, bedroom, closet, recreation room, wine cellar, utility room and so much more. We provide products with the finest craftsmanship and top-quality finishes from the world’s best manufacturers.
Cabinetry is the focal point of most rooms – especially your kitchen and bath. Selecting the right door style of your design tastes is the first step to creating the ideal room.
These doors feature a raised center panel and grooved framework. The multi-dimensional design brings depth to your cabinet doors, accentuating shadows with a textured profile. Idea for rustic, traditional and contemporary interior design.
Featuring a recessed center panel and a raised-edge profile, these doors display squared angles offering a clean silhouette most often found in more modern, contemporary and traditional designs. A popular type of recesses panel is the shaker cabinet door – which lends itself more to a traditional kitchen option.
Modern and contemporary designed kitchens often use the flat (or slab) door, offering a smooth, flawless surface in one continuous piece of material. These doors do not use any contours in the design and make the cabinet take on a European look.
Featuring a glass center panel, the mullion cabinet door often serves as a decorative style in kitchens to showcase designer stemware or fine China. There are a variety of glass transparency options available to fit any design aesthetic.
In additional to door style, the type of cabinet door you select provides important structural components to your design. Door types refer to the construction and fit of your cabinet doors in relation to the cabinet frame.
Considered the “industry standard” for cabinet door types, this door is engineered to partially cover the cabinet’s frames, creating a border between each cabinet.
Typically paired with slab or flat panel doors styles, the full overlay minimizes the exposed framework between each cabinet, creating one seamless profile.
Ideal for traditional cabinets, the inset cabinet sits flush to the frame and completely exposes the face of the cabinet. This door type has been around for centuries, and works will with traditional shaker cabinet styles.
Colors & Finishes
Once you’ve narrowed down the door style and type, the fun begins with selecting the color and finish to the cabinet. Your cabinet finish can have subtle variations or stand-out colors depending on the level of detailing and customization techniques used.
Stain is applied to wood to change the color, enhance the grain, or protect the cabinets from damage. It can resemble natural wood colors like oak, walnut, pecan or more.
Often applied on top of paint or stain, a glazed finish is used to accentuate the details of the species of wood in the cabinetry. It will change the color and texture of the cabinetry and is used when applying faux finishes.
A natural wood finish does not use stains or dyes to alter the color the wood. Typically these finishes are clear so the natural color is visible beneath the protective layer giving a raw look.
Offering robust color options, the painted cabinet has been the most popular option over the past decade. Many painted cabinets will also include a varnish topcoat for added durability.
Varnish provides cabinetry with extra durability and heat resistance. All-natural cabinets will require a varnish, at a minimum, as a finish. Traditional varnish is a combination of oil and resin. As it dries, it undergoes a chemical reaction creating a hard, dissolving-resistant surface.
Offering an aged appearance, distressed finishes are a type of painting technique. The finish is created by making the paint coat seem worn or scratched using different techniques with the stain, paint, or glaze.