The Best Cabinet Doors for Your Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

The Best Cabinet Doors for Your Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Nancy Mitchell
Nov 10, 2017

One of the most important decisions you'll make when designing your kitchen is what kind of cabinets to buy. And all cabinets are not created equal: the style of cabinet you choose will have a huge impact on the look and feel of the space. If you're as taken with the modern country kitchen are we are, take a look at this roundup of six different cabinet types that are perfect for your farmhouse-style kitchen.

(Image credit: Minette Hand)

Shaker Style

This classic stile-and-rail style has enjoyed a huge resurgence in popularity lately, perhaps due to its elegant, classic look. In this Austin kitchen, it walks a neat line between traditional and modern.

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(Image credit: This Old House)

Shaker +

This style has the same clean lines as the Shaker style, but the raised trim around the panel gives it a bit more of a traditional feel. Seen here in a kitchen from This Old House, it works particularly well with glass doors.

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(Image credit: IKEA)


Cabinets with a beadboard detail (like this one from IKEA) have a very classic, country-kitchen look.

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(Image credit: Little Greene)


This style can go either way: in rough, unfinished wood, it can impart a very rustic, country-kitchen look, but painted, as in this kitchen from Little Greene (via Cote Maison), it can actually feel quite modern.

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(Image credit: Yatzer)

Shaker Style + Beadboard

If you're indecisive, or just want a little bit of everything, try these cabinet doors that marry beadboard paneling with Shaker-style construction. In this kitchen from Yatzer, they have all the country charm of beadboard-front cabinets, but also retain the simple, classic feel of Shaker style doors.

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(Image credit: Sarita Relis | Apartment Therapy)

Reclaimed Wood

Whether you choose to go for broke and outfit all your cabinets with wood doors, or use them as an accent in a small part of the kitchen, as in this California home, the rustic look of reclaimed wood is a great way to bring a little texture to your kitchen.

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