Kitchen Cabinets: Framed vs. Frameless


Learned how to decide between a framed and frameless cabinet.

There are few aspects of your kitchen that can have as dramatic an impact as your cabinets. That’s why it’s important to be sure that you make them look great! If you’re looking to install new cabinetry this year, you have a lot of options to consider. Along with the countless styles, trends, color, and material choices, you also need to decide if you want a framed or unframed option. While most consumers are familiar with many cabinetry terms, these are two that come up far less frequently, yet they can have a significant impact on how your final cabinets look. Today we’ll run you through what the two terms mean and help you get a better understanding of which choice is right for your home.

Framed Cabinets

As the more common style, framed cabinets are often the first choice for American homes. Framed options are built using a solid frame that is wider and longer than the base of the cabinet box. This style allows for a variety of different doors to be used, which is part of what makes it a popular choice. With a framed base it may be easier to alter the cabinet doors again in the future if you are ever to tire of your choice. The three main styles of doors you are able to choose from include standard, inset, and full.

Frameless Cabinets

An interesting fact about frameless cabinetry is that it is far more popular in Europe. If you are looking to create an old-world style, this is a great way to pay homage to that type of design. Frameless designs are very popular with minimalistic designs as they offer wider openings and spacious plans. This openness is thanks to the fact that the cabinets are installed directly through the side panels rather than onto a frame. This can make for easy access to large cookware making it great for avid chefs. Regardless of your choice, it’s best to work with a professional like Surewood Fine Cabinetry to discuss which option will be best for your home and lifestyle.


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