Framed & Frameless Cabinetry
With so much emphasis placed on door style, cabinet colour and countertops, customers often don’t consider the two main types of construction for their cabinets: framed or frameless. The construction of your cabinets can have a big influence on the overall look of your kitchen.
So what’s the difference?
Framed construction is a more traditional method used in cabinet building. With this type of construction there is a frame, much like a square picture frame, that is applied to the front of the cabinet box and is visible with the doors attached. With framed construction comes a little more flexibility with customization of your cabinetry, such as inset doors and exposed hinges.; but with these options there is usually a significant price increase as well.
Frameless construction is the more common type used these days, offering a more contemporary method for cabinet making that omits the face frame used in framed cabinets and uses a “full-overlay" door that covers the cabinet box. The result is a clean, sleek look that offers more storage space to work with. Frameless construction is typically a more affordable option when purchasing new cabinetry.