Kitchen Doors – Style Vs Cost


As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. But, the most expensive kitchen doors we have may not be right for you.

At the top end of the spectrum we have Linwood Painted. The kitchen doors for this kitchen and made from solid Timber, which makes this a premium priced kitchen.

If you were looking for MDF doors with a lacquered finish then you would still be getting good quality doors, at a slightly cheaper price, as materials and production costs for such doors are lower but quality remains high.

Take a look at some of the examples below to see how costs change depending on the door finish that you require.

Door Finish Example Kitchen Doors 10 Unit Cost
1) Painted Timber Linwood Painted Alabaster (Shaker) From £1,862
2) Grained Timber Norton Oak (Shaker) From £1,751
3) Painted MDF Luca Matt White (Handleless) From £1,615
3) Lacquered MDF Carrera Painted Vanilla (Modern) From £1,551
4) Acrylic Faced MDF Altino White (High Gloss) From £1,523
5) Painted Foil Wrapped MDF Malton Alabaster (Shaker) From £1,290
6) Melamine MFC Cento Wenge (Modern) From £1203

Click the image below to see a larger graphical representation of the kitchen door information above.

Kitchen Doors

You can download the image above as a PDF here.

You can read about how doors are created from the aforementioned materials here.

At the end of the day it’s the kitchen doors that make your kitchen what it is and this is the main factor that can increase the cost because all our kitchen unit carcases colours all cost the same, not matter which colour coordinated carcase you choose.


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18 thoughts on “Kitchen Doors – Style Vs Cost”
  • Kat says:

    Can you supply Clayton doors in little greene paint please?

    January 27, 2024 at 8:21 am
  • Pauline Rowell says:

    Is the shaker kitchen Broad oak solid doors. Also cannot find picture of them. Thank you Pauline Rowell

    June 2, 2017 at 8:32 pm
  • Bek says:

    Is it possible to paint the Malton doors a different colour in future?

    May 22, 2017 at 11:41 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Yes, the Malton doors can be painted, however, due to them being foiled wrapped, they cannot be sanded. Also, the finish may not be the same as the showroom finish as during our manufacturing process, we spray paint them, therefore there is no risk of brush strokes on the final finish.

      May 22, 2017 at 11:42 am
  • Jean says:

    The painted kitchens … is it limited to Farrow and Ball colours, or could you match a colour from another range? (dulux for example)

    June 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, we offer a bespoke painted service for some of our kitchen ranges that allows you to have any colour of your choice.

      June 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm
  • Sue says:

    One of the reasons we are wanting to go for the shaker style kitchens, would be the ability to re-paint the units if necessary in the distant future if needs be. Is there any particular type of shaker door style you would recommend given this, or would any of the shaker styles be ok?

    April 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      As long as you select a painted style now, you can rub it down and repaint it in the future.

      April 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Paul says:

    I’m just in the process of looking at colours of the harewood range. Are these RAL colours (in case we need to colour match other items of furniture in the room)?

    August 19, 2015 at 11:00 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      (A) We do not have RAL colours for our paint but we could supply additional paint at £15.00 per litre plus VAT.

      August 19, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Ruth says:

    Sorry I meant Avant not Luca (as Luca is handleless!)

    August 16, 2015 at 9:24 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Ruth, do you have your original question?

      August 17, 2015 at 7:25 am
  • Bill says:

    Do your painted timber doors (Clayton and Linwood) retain a wood grain texture on the surface or are they completely flat/smooth? Thanks.

    July 21, 2015 at 11:41 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      The painted solid wood doors (Linwood) retain the grain and is visible through the paint. The Clayton is a painted MDF door so this is a smooth painted finish.

      July 21, 2015 at 11:41 am
  • Julie Owen says:

    I have been looking at your bespoke kitchens and would like the doors in farrow and ball paint. I have found two paint colours that I would like, pitch blue which you have and dimpse which you don’t have on your colour chart. Dimpse is a farrow and ball colour, would you be able to supply it ?

    Regards, Julie Owen.

    June 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:


      If it’s a Farrow and Ball colour that you require then we can obtain it. Please make a note of the colour that you require when placing your kitchen order.

      June 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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