Framed verses frameless is the age-old question when redesigning a kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are one of the most important aspects that makes a kitchen the center of one’s home where memories are made for many years to come. But, most importantly, the cabinets offer the storage needed for pots, pans and food. There are so many decisions that must be made when redesigning a kitchen, such as the type of cabinetry. Often, the first question your kitchen designer will ask you is, “Do you want framed or frameless cabinets?”. Most homeowners are unaware of the real differences between these two common types of cabinetry.
The Benefits of Framed
Framed cabinetry has been a staple in American kitchens for decades due to the sturdy construction of a frame that will eventually prevent the cabinets from sagging over time. The frame around the cabinet offers extra strength needed to ensure great quality and not to mention style. With framed cabinets, customization is a major plus, a popular style are inset doors, which will blend the door with the frame making the frame not as noticeable. Another popular style is full overlay, where the door is placed over the frame making the frame not even visible. It is a style that has remained very popular over the years and will continue to be.
The Benefits of Frameless
Frameless cabinetry is also known as European style, originated in guess where, Europe! This style of cabinetry has quickly been adopted by American homeowners. Frameless doors are simply explained, they are cabinetry without the frame making it easier to access items in your cabinets and provides more space to store household items. This style is also referred to as full-access cabinetry. Frameless cabinets allow for a more sleek and classy look to a kitchen. If this modern loom is what you are after than frameless is the way to go!