Provided here is a more detailed view of the two panel options available for the ClimaCab. These panels are identical across all sizes, Petite through Grand and custom sizes as well.
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For all intents and purposes, the biggest differences that you’ll find between a mission (aka shaker) and a raised panel is in the appearance. Raised panel cabinets are one of the more formal designs, used predominantly in traditional style cabinetry. In a raised panel, the cabinet is made up of a center panel and an outer rim or overlay. The center panel is carved or raised in the middle, and then slopes backward to the edges. The overlay around the panel is generally grooved or has some type of decorative edge on the interior and exterior. The entire effect is to make the cabinet door look as though it was carved out of a single, large plank, and it’s often subtly decorative in style.
A mission cabinet is much more simple in design. It also has a center panel and an overlay around the edge. The difference between the two, is that the mission panel and edge are feature straight lines and is more minimalist in design. There is no decorative carving or raising in either the panel or the overlay. The center panel itself is completely flat, like a slab cabinet door, and the overlay around the edge is very sleek and simplistic looking. It's definitely a "less is more" design that is timeless and fits well with many interior spaces.
While a raised panel cabinet may change slightly in design from a cabinet door front to a drawer front, doing away with the overlay on the edge on the drawers, a mission cabinet door and drawer will be identical in style.
On the whole, Shaker cabinets tend to be more contemporary or transitional in style and design, often used in modern or rustic modern kitchen designs, while raised panels are used in more traditional settings.
In general, the raised panel option will always incur an additional charge and that is dependent on the wood species of the ClimaCab. If you have a specific edge detail, perhaps to match existing cabinetry in your home, the possibility exists for our builder to purchase certain cutters to provide the look you desire. Additional charges are applicable and this option is subject to availability.