Types of Kitchen Cabinets

Posted By: Choice Granite & Kitchen Cabinets Inc - Los Angeles

December 21, 2020

As you begin your renovation, you are going to have hundreds of questions.

What are my options?
What are the differences?
How much do they cost?

Going into a remodeling project with base information will help you get a quality product for the right price, but it will also help the process move along a lot smoother.
As you are ripping out your old cabinetry and beginning to envision what your new, updated kitchen will look like, you are either going to see framed or frameless cabinetry.

Face-Frame Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets with a face-frame have hinges on the outside of the cabinet box. This looks like a frame around all cabinet doors and drawers. Framed cabinets can also come with a full overlay. This means that the cabinets appear to look like the European style frameless cabinetry. There is excellent structural stability with framed cabinetry, but there are drawbacks due to the lack of storage space or flexibility.

Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

Frameless cabinets are becoming more and more popular. This European inspired design brings a sleek, contemporary style to your home. The main benefit of having the hinges inside the cabinet is that it allows for nearly 10% more storage room than in a comparable framed cabinet.

What are the Advantages of Framed Cabinetry?

In framed cabinetry, the cabinet doors are secured to the frame, which gives the cabinet strength and sturdiness. Framed cabinets attach the door hinges to the frame face and shelves, and are usually, but not always, adjustable. Partial and full overlay, as well as inset cabinet doors, can be used with framed cabinets, giving you many design possibilities for creating a customized look for your cabinetry.

What are the Advantages of Frameless Cabinetry?

Frameless cabinet drawer opened. In frameless construction, cabinets do not have a face frame attached to the front of the cabinet box. After they have been installed, all you will see are the flat door and drawer fronts, providing a sleek, simple aesthetic that can work with many design themes throughout the home.

Frameless cabinets do not have a center stile coming down in the middle of the two cabinet doors, providing easier access to the items inside, as well as more storage space to work with. The shelves are typically adjustable. Drawers in frameless cabinetry also tend to be larger because of the space saved by not having a face frame attached to the front.

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