These concepts hold true no matter if the cabinets you’re getting for your kitchen come from Home Depot in E Palo Alto, Lowe’s across town, or are custom built.
Framed or Frameless?
Two main styles are “framed” or “frameless”.
Above on the left is an example of framed, on the right an example of unframed.
A framed cabinet has a front which allows the door and drawer fronts to be smaller than the full size of the cabinet front.
A frameless cabinet has no front per se, other than the door and/or drawer fronts.
The next important concept is the degree to which the door and drawer fronts “overlays” the frame.
Full-overlay means the doors and drawer fronts fully cover the frame, or entire opening if the cabinet is frameless.
Partial-overly means the doors and drawer fronts partially cover the frame.
Full-inset means the doors and drawer fronts are recessed or inset into fully into the frame or opening.
For more detail about kitchen cabinets, please consult the article series published elsewhere on this website, by clicking the link in the first half of this sentence.
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