There are several designs and styles to decorate cabinet doors. The most common design is the wood veneer. This is a style wherein plywood or particleboard is glued together with a piece of solid wood to create a stronger piece of wood. This style of wood is better compared with a single solid wood. A wood veneer is more flexible than a solid wood; it shrinks and expands minimally during change of weather. This lessens the chances of cracking and splitting of the wood which is used for the cabinet.
These designs can be changed in several different ways. Just like a car, doors come with options that a consumer must choose from. The first and most basic choice is the size of the door. Doors come in sizes ranging from 30" wide to 80" tall as a standard size and increase to 60" wide and 96" tall. Anything above the standard is considered a custom door and may increase the cost of the door. Thickness can also vary from 7/8" to 1-3/8".
When you are looking at the front door designs keep in mind the rest of your house. If you have a specific style throughout the house you should try to have the front door design match. It would detract from the style that you have already worked so hard to create in your home if you choose a door that clashes with this style.