When fitting out a kitchen the choice of cabinet fronts determines the look of the entire space. This is why it is important to choose based on personal taste, because they are what we see in the kitchen day after day. Choices must consider technical aspects, tied to easy maintenance and cleaning, resistance and duration over time, in particular when the cabinet fronts are near a dishwasher, sink or oven which generate heat and humidity.
Cabinet Front Types
Flat Panel. The simplest, most common and most minimalist cabinet front there is.
Framed Panel. Ideal for any kitchen with a traditional look, Doimo Cucine proposes this model with a double cornice for its Vogue Collection, a contemporary take on the most luxurious traditions.
Tray Frame Panel. An elegant front panel with the most subtle and soft frame marking the edge. It is found in Doimo Cucine’s SoHo Collection.
Shaped Panel. What appears to be an original and chameleonic groove handle is, instead, a classical groove shaped at one end. Doimo Cucine uses this panel for its Style Collection.
Metal Framed Glass Fronts. A polished stainless steel or black metal frame, in some cases pronounced, in others almost invisible, coupled with transparent, acid etched, wired or decorated glass.
Aluminium Frame Panels and Overlapping Panels. The aluminium frame is invisible from the front and serves to support exposed panels that resemble smooth cabinet fronts. Finishes include wood, glass, Fenix NTM®, Corian®, laminate or decorative laminates. The durable, robust and lightweight aluminium structure is resistant to all forms of corrosion and 100% recyclable.
Chamfered Panel. The top or side edge of the cabinet front features a 30° bias cut. There is also a version with an additional 45° cut toward the inner face where the front meets the side of the cabinetry. By applying the same cut to the cabinet frame it is possible to create the effect of a single block with a groove handle that appears to continue on the side panels.
Cabinet fronts are available in a vast range of dimensions: from 15 to 120 cm in width, and from 24 cm for low base cabinets to 216 cm for one-piece tall cabinets. Panel thicknesses range from an average of 2 cm to 2.3 cm, as well as other more technical solutions with 1.4 cm thick panels.
Cabinet Front Materials
Lacquered. A very popular choice because it allows for an almost infinite range of colours, with gloss, matt, super matt and metallic finishes. Easy to clean and very resistant.
Melamine. Pressed wood fibre board, finished with a very thin synthetic resin that simulates different textures. The most economical choice available.
Laminate. Similar to melamine, though much more resistant and water repellent. It features an advantageous cost and a multitude of textures and faux woods.
Decorative Laminates. A synthetic product made from various layers of fibrous material, the outermost simulating wood or stone or in a vast range of colours.
Polymer. Wood fibre panel board whose face and edges are finished in a single sheet of thermo-formed PVC available in numerous finishes.
Wood. Wood veneer finishes bring a timeless warmth to the kitchen, in a very broad range of finishes, from polished to matt, to lacquered or painted.
Fenix NTM®. This elegant material is soft to the touch and highly practical: anti-fingerprint, resistant to water, abrasion, rubbing and solvents.
Glass. Framed glass cabinet fronts are always tempered, and thus safe in the event of eventual ruptures. They are easy to clean, transparent in gloss, matt or decorated finishes.
Corian®. Resistant, repairable in the event they become scratched, hygienic, non-toxic, compact, warm to the touch and available in range of colours.
Stainless Steel. Extremely hygienic, perfectly resistant to staining, more prone to scratching. Doimo Cucine also offers a vintage version with an aged look, and mirror and etched mirror finish.
Peltrox®. All the advantages of stainless steel coupled with the warmth and aesthetic of pewter, which remain stable over time, at a very advantageous price.
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