Common Cabinet Refacing Terms That You Should Know

Common Cabinet Refacing Terms That You Should Know

Key Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Terms by Redo

Cabinet refacing is the best way to give your kitchen an incredible update. There are tons of modern additions that you can add with a cabinet refacing. With so many options it can be difficult to understand everything that is being said. Luckily, Redo Cabinets has prepared a list of common cabinet refacing terms that you should know. Equipped with this knowledge, you should be ready for any cabinet refacing!

Cabinet Door and Drawer Terms


The rail of a cabinet door is the horizontal piece of the frame.


The cabinet door’s vertical pieces of the frame are the stile.

Center Panel

The center panel is the center of the cabinet doors, framed by the rails and stiles.

Raised Panel Cabinet Doors

Raised panel cabinet doors feature an elevated center panel.

Recessed Panel Cabinet Doors

Recessed panel cabinet doors feature a raised frame around the center panel. Many people know these as “shaker-style” cabinet doors.

Flat Panel Cabinet Doors

Flat panel cabinet doors are very minimalistic, having no frames or grooves.

Drawer Front

The very front portion of the drawer, and the panel that is visible while the drawer isn’t open.

Drawer Glides

The metal rails drawers sit on are known as drawer glides and are used to open and close the drawer.

Kitchen Cabinet Box Terms

Cabinet Box

The box structure that determines the shape of your cabinets is known as the cabinet box.

Face Frame

You would call the wooden frame at the front of the cabinet box the face frame, and you mount kitchen cabinet doors and drawers to the face frame.

Frameless Cabinet Box

A frameless cabinet box does not have a face frame and instead utilizes concealed hinges to mount cabinet doors. Some refer to frameless cabinet boxes as “European cabinets.”


The reveal describes how much of the cabinet box frame is visible when you close the cabinet doors.

End Panel

The end panel is the side of the cabinet that touches the wall.

Toe Kick

The toe kick is the space below the base of cabinets that is recessed, allowing you to stand closer to the counter.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Add-ons

Crown Molding

Crown molding is trim you can add to the tops of cabinets on the ceiling, adding decoration at the top of your cabinetry and smooth transition to the ceiling itself.

Soft Close Drawer Glides

Drawer glides that slow before closing, making the drawers unable to slam and adding more peace into the kitchen.

Door-Mounted Spice Racks

Spice racks on the interior of the doors of the cabinets, saving space in the cabinets themselves.

Pull Out Drawer Stacks

An addition that is growing in popularity, replacing lower cabinets with stacks of drawers can make kitchen accessibility easier.

Lazy Susans

A round platform on ball bearings, a lazy susan increases available storage by making the entirety of the cabinet accessible.

Redo: Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Contractor

If you’re looking for a kitchen cabinet refacing company in Chicagoland, Contact Redo Cabinets. We’ll give you a free quote for your kitchen. Our cabinet refacing experts are unmatched in the industry. We offer many styles and colors so you can make your kitchen one of your dreams. Our add-ons can help you round out your vision for your perfect kitchen. Make sure to refer to our cabinet refacing specials to see our latest deals

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