What is the difference between framed and Frameless Kitchen cabinets?

When choosing cabinets for your kitchen, you’ll find that there are two types of cabinetry – Framed and Frameless. Both types have advantages and offer various styles and design opportunities. To help you decide which best suits you taste and needs, here a few details to help you differentiate between framed and frameless cabinets:


Framed Cabinets

In the USA framed cabinets is the more traditional style and is referred to as an American style cabinet. Aside from the cabinet box which includes the top, bottom, sides and back there is a face frame which goes in the front and the door hinges and drawer glides get attached to that, a lot of people like the framed cabinet because of the extra strength the face frame adds to the cabinet construction.


Frameless Cabinets

Frameless cabinets also commonly referred to as European style cabinets just have the top, bottom and sides, with the edges being finished. The door hinges and drawer glides will attach directly to the side panels. One of the big benefits of frameless cabinets is there is a wider opening since there is no frame and you can always pull things straight out of the cabinet wince there is never a frame to get in the way. It is a much cleaner look, in the past few years a large percentage of higher end kitchens being installed in New York city and in high end apartments across the US are using frameless cabinets.


At we recently added due to demand three new Frameless door styles,

  • Matrix collection - it’s a Textured Laminate slab door and drawer fronts frameless cabinet with soft closing doors and drawers available in four colors, Sand, Silver, Greystone and Brownstone.
  • Oxford Collection - it’s a Textured Laminate Shaker recessed panel door and drawer fronts frameless cabinet with soft closing doors and drawers available in two colors, Silver and Greystone
  • Milano Collection – it’s a high gloss thermofoil slab door and drawer front farmless cabinet with soft closing door and drawers. Its available in three colors, White, Slate and Ebony.

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