Tips to Redesign Your Kitchen With New Laminated Doors

14 January 2019

If you want to give your kitchen a fresh new look, there may not be a need to endure a full renovation. New laminated doors can immediately refresh your kitchen, but there are many details you need to consider. So, here we’ll provide some tips to help you redesign your kitchen with new Laminex doors.

Set a Budget

Although replacing your cabinet doors is less costly compared to a full renovation, it is still important to set a budget. Replacement doors can vary from cheap melamine doors to high end models. Therefore, it is vital to know how much you are prepared to spend. Don’t forget that you’ll need to pay for other sundry items such as fixtures, paint, taps or even new flooring to complete the look.

Choose a Door Suited to Your Needs

When deciding the colour, style, and finish of your cabinet doors, you need to think about your family. Every household is unique, with unique requirements and needs. For example, if you have pets or children, you’re likely to want hardwearing and easy clean finishes, which is where Laminex doors are ideally suited. Additionally, you need to consider how your new kitchen aesthetic will complement the general style of the rest of your home.

Consider Additional Cabinets

While you’re looking at new cabinet doors, it is worth considering whether you need to add extra cabinets into your kitchen layout. At this time, you can ensure that you get the perfect match for your existing cabinets and new cabinets, which may not be possible if you decide to add more cabinets later. Laminate doors are available in a rainbow of colours in addition to a variety of styles, so it makes it difficult to get an exact match later. Think about the dead spaces in your kitchen layout and if you would benefit from the additional storage.

Measure and Measure Again

Once you have determined that you want to place your order, be sure to measure and measure again. Confirm the sizes of your current cabinets to ensure that you receive the right sized doors. You can use your current cabinet doors as a template, just remember that your existing cabinets may not all be standard sizes, so take more than one measurement to ensure accuracy. Do a final count to check that you have not missed any cabinets when you place your order.

Check Samples

Finally, before you place your order, check samples of the door material to compare in your kitchen. Remember that your kitchen is unlikely to be lit in the same way as the kitchen showroom, so you want to make sure that the colour, finish, and tone is suited to your kitchen. This will allow you to check how the cabinet doors will look with your lighting, orientation and other elements of decor.

If you are considering updating your kitchen and are thinking about laminated doors, you should speak to us. We offer a wide variety of kitchen door options including Laminex doors, and you’ll find our team available to answer any queries or questions. 

The founders of The Kitchen Door Company started manufacturing kitchen doors for the cabinet making industry back in 2002. Driven by adopting technology they were the first company to have a website launch in 2004 where cabinet makers could order doors, frames and drawer fronts online, the website