Here at KCL, we have three fantastic door styles to choose from. In-frame is available as either a melamine foil-wrapped or wooden door and is perfect for creating a traditional look, whether it?s a modern take on Shaker style or a classical design for a period property.
Our contemporary In-line range comes in a variety of different finishes from melamine to high gloss lacquer and is perfect for a sleek, seamless finish. It also comes as three different handleless designs with prices to suit every pocket.
Finally, the In-style collection has more than 30 handles to choose from and a range of finishes. Our In-style door is a popular choice for kitchens in every setting, from compact city apartments to multi-million pound homes – it?s incredibly durable and is ideal for families with young children, as it can cope easily with daily wear and tear.
CHOOSING CABINET CARCASSES
No matter what style and size your kitchen is, the starting point will be the furniture ? that is, the cabinets that will make up the majority of the new design. These workhorses need to be strong and durable, our cabinet?panels are 16mm?thick?to stand the test of time. They should also be fully edged, as un-edged shelves and panels can easily soak up water from spills, which causes them to swell and then split. Our cabinets tick this box and are made from quality materials so will stand the test of time and also provide a sufficient service gap behind the back panel for all your plumbing and wiring to be neatly hidden away.
FOIL-WRAPPED AND LAMINATE KITCHEN DOORS
Hardwearing?kitchens often use foil-wrapped doors, which is where MDF is wrapped with a paper foil either printed in a solid colour or wood grain effect. This is then lacquered over to prevent water getting in. Melamine on the other hand is what?s known as laminate, which has a good resistance to heat, scratches and stains. The best quality is produced using High Pressure Laminates, which create an ultra-flat appearance and can reproduce a lacquered finish, as used by us.
LACQUERED CABINETS FOR KITCHENS
Modern lacquered doors are water based with up to five coats of lacquer sprayed on top, similar to spraying a car. It?s sanded down between each coat for a smooth finish and you can choose between matt and high gloss depending on the look you wish to create. Glossy lacquer is great for small spaces, as the light ?bounces? around the room, making the kitchen feel larger. Another advantage of lacquer is that it can be used to protect timber and veneer doors from UV light or to protect a painted finish. Top of the range is acrylic lacquer, which is colourfast and easy to clean. We have these doors both in the handle and handleless ranges.
WOOD DOORS FOR KITCHEN CABINETS
Solid wooden doors will inject warmth into the kitchen and have natural variations in grain, so each front is different and unique. Many timber cabinets have a solid wooden frame with veneered centre panel, which prevents warping.
Used for exotic timber doors such as zebrano, macassar ebony and grey stained oak, veneer creates a more uniform finish, as there are only minor variations in the grain. For veneers, we have walnut and oak wood in the handleless In-line range.
A book matched design gives the appearance of one piece of timber used throughout. It?s made by applying a thin layer of real wood veneer onto a chipboard, MDF or particleboard base and can be used for all sorts of designs, from modern slab styles to traditional Shaker effects.
ACRYLIC DOORS FOR YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS
Our acrylic doors come in a huge range of colours and are water and steam resistant, hygienic and easy to clean.
If you are looking for more advice on the best kitchen doors available then contact Kitchen Co London today. We can provide expert advice as well as provide you with a kitchen quote that will beat any other like for like quote by at least 20%.