Kitchen cabinets are a major storage feature in your home, so the style you choose can make a huge impact on how convenient your kitchen will be. While framed cabinets offer traditional vibes and amazingly stable construction, frameless cabinets have their own unique advantages that make them a seemingly better option for modern-style homes.
Before you choose, consider what each can offer you in terms of appearance and functionality. The Kitchen Store, the leading makers of modern and traditional cabinet designs in the region, shares the distinct features of both framed and frameless kitchen cabinets.
Framed Kitchen Cabinets
Also called American-style or traditional-style cabinets, framed kitchen cabinets feature an extra overlaying structure or frame on the box. Hinges installed on the frame connect the cabinet door to the box. Typically measured in inches, framed kitchen cabinets are known to be more stable and sturdy than their frameless counterparts. However, framed cabinets tend to have less storage space than frameless cabinets as the ¾” thick by 1-1/2” wide wood frame can take up more space.
Frameless Kitchen Cabinets
Frameless cabinets are the standard type of cabinetry in Europe. However, due to their minimalist look and spacious interiors, their popularity is growing in America too. This cabinet design is also known as full-access because without the face frame, they allow much greater access to the cabinet’s interior. As a result, homeowners can take advantage of much roomy storage space. Kitchen remodeling designers build frameless cabinets using a box-like construction, relying on thick walls to offer stability. The door entirely overlays the cabinet side edges and the hinges are hidden from view.
Whether you’re planning a modern or traditional kitchen design, The Kitchen Store can help you achieve the space of your dreams. We can help you choose which cabinet design is best for your home. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (310) 400-3035 or complete our form. We serve homeowners in Culver City, CA, and nearby areas.