Decorative panels or “deco panels” are panels that match the style of your cabinet doors. They can be built in various sizes and applied anywhere in the kitchen where there is a flat surface. It’s an inexpensive way to give your kitchen a very custom look.
If you are using a hand rubbed glaze on your cabinet doors, deco panels are a great idea. Without decorative panels the back your kitchen island or cabinet ends can look flat and dull.
Decorative panels vary in cost according to size but they are not that expensive. They typically cost $150 -$250. Considering the lifespan of your refaced kitchen could be decades its a small expense now for a lot of future enjoyment.
Another great option is to add refrigerator panels. Custom panels installed on either side of your fridge give it a great built in look.
Check out this short video from Kelly Koch of Cabinet cures where he demostrates just how great a deco panel can look: