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Cabinetry and Hardware


With a wide range of door styles, wood types, sizes and finishes, cabinet choices are virtually endless.

You can customize your kitchen and accommodate unusual spaces.

Cabinet organizing accessories and decorative accents offer even more options.

1. Door Styles


Perfect for a contemporary design. To add an extra personal touch to your kitchen, add a great piece of hardware.

Recess Panel

This door style is versatile and can work in either a contemporary or casual kitchen.

Glass Insert And Mullion Doors

By incorporating these into your kitchen, you can show off your favourite collections. When lighted inside, they can add a nice focal point to the kitchen.

Raised Panel

This works great in a classic traditional kitchen. It can be used in a formal or informal kitchen.

V-groove Centre Panel

This door style resembles bead board and looks great in a casual cottage kitchen.


This simple door style is perfect for a warm, casual feel.

2. Wood Species


A traditional choice in wood cabinets. It has an open grain pattern that may vary and include knots.


This has a fairly uniform grain that can include small dots and mineral streaks.


Features a moderate grain pattern that can vary from straight to wavy.


Contains dramatic contrasts throughout the grain, often with pecks and burls.


Features a rich, occasionally contrasting grain that darkens with age.

Laminate or Thermofoil

This is an economical choice, with a smooth surface that's durable and easy to clean.

3. Wood Finishes

Dozens of wood finishes are offered to complement your look and are available for any door style or wood species you choose.

Wood-tone Finishes

Range from natural to medium to dark.

Colour-casted Finishes

More opaque, lighter tones range from muslin or opal to darker shades such as cypress or indigo.


Hand-applied to finishes for contrast; recessed areas are highlighted while flat areas appear richer. Produces slight finish variations among doors.

Distressed Look

For a more "antique" look, cabinets can be handrubbed. Finishes will vary slightly from door to door.

Wood Finishes

4. Construction Details

Construction Details Construction Details

5. Decorative Accessories

Little things that make a big difference: Moulding details, decorative hardware, accessories, and more. To personalize your cabinetry, think about adding decorative touches. Options include:

  • Corbels
  • Plate racks
  • Decorative mouldings
  • Cabinet feet
  • Glass doors

6. Storage

Enhance the organization and convenience of your new kitchen with some of the storage options shown below.

Dish Holder for Drawers

Dish Holder for Drawers

Spice Drawer Insert

Spice Drawer Insert

Utility Tray Divider

Utility Tray Divider

Tray Divider

Tray Divider

Spice Rack

Spice Rack

Rollout Tray

Rollout Tray

Tiered Cutlery Divider Plus Bread Drawer Cover

Tiered Cutlery Divider Plus Bread Drawer Cover

Waste and Recycle Baskets

Waste and Recycle Baskets

Pantry Storage

Pantry Storage

7. Cabinet Hardware

Think of hardware as jewelry for your cabinets. The style and finish of your selection has a defining effect on your overall look, and should coordinate with other kitchen finishes such as faucets, lighting fixtures, door hardware and appliances.


Handles mounted to doors or drawers with a single screw and bolt. Can range in size from 3/4 in. to 2 in. in diameter. (1.9 cm to 5 cm)


Serve the same purpose as knobs, but they affix to cabinets on two ends, and can greatly impact the appearance of a cabinet.

  • Wider drawers may require more than one piece of hardware
  • Use knobs or pulls exclusively or use both for visual variety
  • Test the grasp to suit your comfort level
  • D-shaped pulls are easier to use


  • Stainless steel
  • Antique copper
  • Antique, brushed or polished brass
  • Polished chrome
  • Oil-rubbed bronze
Cabinet Hardware

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