White kitchen door finishes


Postby Pat2009 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:05 am

Hi

I'm about to replace my kitchen furniture and thinking about white doors and drawers. The kitchen is postage stamp size but very sunny. I'm wondering how white finishes like 'high gloss', 'vinyl', 'foil wrapped', or even a white painted finish, will last. Will they be bright and white in five years' time? 10 years? More? I'm planning on buying decent pre-assembled carcasses from, probably diy-kitchens.com but can't make up my mind on the door finish because of how the white might age. I still have 15-year old MFI wardrobes in a bedroom and the cupboards are still sound but the white melamine(?) finish is nothing like white now.

I really fancy white fronts with wenge worktops; I want a minimalist, urban look and flexibility to play with colour in the paint and blinds. Is white going to stay white – I wouldn't want to have to replace the fronts in anything less than 10 to 12 years, if at all. I don't have kids knocking stuff around in the kitchen, there's only me here.

What do you think?
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Postby CHIIPPY » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:33 pm

[quote="Pat2009"]Hi

I have fitted a lot of gloss white slab kitchens and the faces appear to be good quality and are certainly much better quality than the old white melamine, however most materials do fade with time and age.
I don't think anyone can answer your question as these doors have only been around for about 5 years.

Good luck with your choice.

Gary



I'm about to replace my kitchen furniture and thinking about white doors and drawers. The kitchen is postage stamp size but very sunny. I'm wondering how white finishes like 'high gloss', 'vinyl', 'foil wrapped', or even a white painted finish, will last. Will they be bright and white in five years' time? 10 years? More? I'm planning on buying decent pre-assembled carcasses from, probably diy-kitchens.com but can't make up my mind on the door finish because of how the white might age. I still have 15-year old MFI wardrobes in a bedroom and the cupboards are still sound but the white melamine(?) finish is nothing like white now.

I really fancy white fronts with wenge worktops; I want a minimalist, urban look and flexibility to play with colour in the paint and blinds. Is white going to stay white – I wouldn't want to have to replace the fronts in anything less than 10 to 12 years, if at all. I don't have kids knocking stuff around in the kitchen, there's only me here.

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Postby Pat2009 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:16 am

[quote="CHIIPPY"][quote="Pat2009"]Hi

I don't think anyone can answer your question as these doors have only been around for about 5 years.

Good luck with your choice.

Gary
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Hi Gary

Many thanks for your response – it made me have a rethink.

If I want the longest lasting door material, which I do, the answer is obvious – timber! Decision made. :-)

Cheers.

Pat
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