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.
Therefore, when you select your door designs, make sure that it complements the aesthetic appeal of your home, creating a positive and soothing aura instead of a confused and contrasting one. Apart from these creative factors, considerations of safety, privacy and weather are very important elements that, you need to keep in mind, while making your choices. For instance, a front entrance with a glass inset looks very attractive, but when it comes to security they are not very safe as burglars can easily break in to them. So if your home is filled with expensive furniture or latest gadgets or you stay away form home for long hours or even days, then you should opt for a door made of solid wood or fiberglass. All these tips should help you in making the right decision while scouting for front door designs.
Another way is to stain the cabinet. Staining the cabinet will add color to the cabinet which normally has a natural color. It will also make the wood glow more and even prevent early damages for the wood pieces. Another style which is almost similar to staining is painting. There are a lot of colors of paint available in the hardware. You can even mix your own color to achieve the right hue or darkness that you prefer. The paint color can make the cabinets look smooth or glossy, depending on type of paint used. The only disadvantage of painting the cabinets is that on later time, cracks will appear in areas like the joints. Cracks are due to the frequent shrinking and expanding of the solid wood during the change of weather conditions.