Dura Supreme offers many different options for decorative doors to complement any design. As we continue our series on decorative design elements that add detail to cabinets, we’re now going to take a look at our Aluminum Frame Door options. Aluminum frame doors are not just for contemporary kitchen designs. While they may be necessary to add when working with door styles that don’t offer a glass door option, Aluminum Frames can add another layer of texture to cabinet doors, regardless if they are wood or a contemporary material like acrylic.

Dura Supreme offers 9 different aluminum frame doors in our Bria frameless line, with 7 of those doors also offered in our Crestwood framed line (but only in full overlay). Depending on the style you choose, they can offer a very transitional look. Not only are there different door frame options, but we also offer 8 different finishes and 33 different inserts!

We’re going to take a look at a few projects that have aluminum frame doors added to the design. Many of our contemporary doors do not have a cut for glass option available so using Aluminum Frame doors is a great way to add glass to the room. 

The kitchen below is a contemporary design using our Tempo Textured Foil in Cottage Oak mixed with Metro in Walnut. The lift hinge doors were created with our Aluminum Frame door style 11 in Oil Rubbed Bronze with matte back painted glass in Sand

This luxurious, lofty kitchen features a stunning city view from the kitchen sink as well as glimmery hints of brushed brass with horizontal wall cabinet doors with satin glass doors. A long floating shelf below the line of wall cabinets creates a beautiful and accessible place for everyday dishware. The back-painted glass backsplash in a beige color that coordinates with the warm beige countertops. The frameless cabinets from Dura Supreme have a dark stain color

Dura Supreme’s Bria Cabinetry

This luxurious, lofty kitchen features glimmery hints of brushed brass with horizontal wall cabinet doors with satin glass doors. A long floating shelf below the line of wall cabinets creates a beautiful and accessible place for every day dishware. A backpainted glass backsplash in a beige color coordinates with the warm beige countertops. The frameless cabinets from Dura Supreme have a dark stain color.

Dura Supreme’s Bria Cabinetry

This entryway boot bench is sleek and modern and very transitional. The upper doors are Aluminum Frame Style 3 in a Graphite metal finish and the back painted glass in Mineral sits forward in this particular frame style

Dura Supreme Cabinetry Boot Bench and Lockers are shown in a Cast Iron painted finish and Heather stain on Knotty Alder with Aluminum Frame Style #3 in Graphite.

Dura Supreme’s Aluminum Frame Style #3 in a gunmetal-inspired finish, Graphite.

The below kitchen is a gorgeous example of using aluminum frame doors in a transitional design. The design of our Inset Reese door style in Dove White is married perfectly with our style 1 aluminum frame door in an Onyx finish with clear glass. Both have the “skinny” shaker look that is popular in transitional cabinet design. It’s also a great example of mixing inset doors with frameless full overlay

Dura Supreme’s Crestwood Cabinetry

Frame style #4 with frosted glass is used in our lift hinge doors above the sink for this contemporary bar area. The back frame of the door can be seen through the light opaqueness of the glass

Dura Supreme’s Bria Cabinetry is shown here with metal cabinet doors in a Natural Aluminum finish.

A perfect mix of a transitional door like our Carson with Aluminum Framed #3 in Brushed Steel. The simple top molding and light rail frame the aluminum doors and make them pop

Design by Stephanie Frees of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinetry Design | Westmont, IL

Another example of Aluminum Frame #1 in Onyx with satin glass inserts used in this contemporary styled kitchen in the kitchen island as well as the center door of the tall storage cabinets

Dura Supreme’s frameless cabinets, Bria Cabinetry with black-framed metal doors in the Onyx finish.

Frame Style #4 is paired with our high gloss acrylic door Allura in Stone Gloss. The Satin door inserts add another texture but still offer a reflective surface like the doors

Design by Julie Holzman of Holzman Interiors | New York, NY

Aluminum frame doors can complement many different design styles. They’re not just for high style contemporary door styles, but can work with transitional stained or painted wood doors as well. Take a look at some pairing examples below.

Style 1 has a skinny frame profile that measures only 3/4″ wide – Perfect for our Reese or Sutton cabinet door styles. You can also match it easily with slab doors such as Camden or Moda. Change the finish of the aluminum frame for an additional pop of color and texture!

Style 3 is a very traditional look, however, the glass insert sits forward in the frame; the inside profile is very slight and small. It works well with our shallow shaker door style like Parker as well as other transitional shaker style doors.

Style 14 has a thin exposed frame that lips over the glass panel but still has a full-frame you can see behind translucent glass. Some of our Aluminum Frames like this cabinet style will require the drilling for hardware to be done at our factory so you don’t have to worry about trying to drill through the glass in the field.

You can view all of our Aluminum Frame door styles here, or speak with one of our talented dealers near you that can help you see all the different options that are available with Aluminum Framed cabinet doors.

Stacey Lindstrom the National Training Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry and blog author for the Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog.

Stacey Lindstrom is the National Training Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Stacey has a degree in interior design and over 25 years in the kitchen and Bath industry. She has worked in all kinds of business platforms, from small dealers to online design and sales, and has worked with 20.20 Design software since 1997. Her first venture working with Dura Supreme Cabinets was way back in 1995, creating hand drawings for a dealer showroom. In the last 10 years, she has had her work showcased on episodes of Kitchen Crashers and Bath Crashers, as well as season 15 of Big Brother. As much as she loves designing spaces for clients, Stacey enjoys training and educating on product and design as well, and draws from her own expertise as well us blunders over the years to help Dura Supreme and its dealers.

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