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Framed vs. Frameless Kitchen Cabinets; Which One Is Best For You?

Our January lunch and learn, featuring Ultracraft, is coming up next week and we thought that we would get a head start on the topic of kitchen cabinetry! Read on to learn about the two types of cabinetry construction: 1) framed and 2) frameless. Both types have their own advantages and disadvantages.


Framed Cabinetry

This type of construction method relies on a 3/4" thick solid wood frame for stability, that is typically attached to the face of 1/2" box work. In framed cabinetry, the cabinet doors are secured to the frame, which gives the cabinet strength and sturdiness. Partial and full overlay can be used with framed cabinets giving the homeowner many design possibilities for creating a customized look.

Frameless Cabinetry

Frameless cabinetry is sometimes called "full access" cabinetry because it offers greater accessibility by eliminating the face frame. Instead, it relies on thicker box construction for stability. This construction type provides a sleek, simple aesthetic that can work with many design themes throughout the home. It provides more interior design cabinet space than framed cabinetry.

The Key Difference

The key difference between the two construction types is the addition of a solid wood face frame between the door and cabinet box of the framed cabinet.

Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you at the Lunch and Learn next week! To RSVP, please email marketing@inhomedesignbuilds,com or click here to learn more.

For information on our kitchen cabinetry lines, or to book an appointment with our kitchen design specialist, please contact the showroom at 978-504-2054.

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