Framed Vs Frameless
When it’s time to(or living room for that matter,) one of many questions homeowners have is “Should I choose framed or frameless cabinetry?” Framed vs frameless cabinetry can be one of the most important aspects that make the difference in one’s home. Not only that, they can change the aesthetics of your space but they also provide the most storage. So, what style of cabinets should you choose?
As the name suggests, framed cabinets have a frame similar to that of a hung picture on the wall. There is a solid wood face frame between the door and cabinet box of the framed cabinet.
Advantages of Framed Cabinets:
- The frame makes the cabinet more stable – suitable for heavy objects
- You can use them on almost all types of overlapping doors
- More installation space
The Cons of Framed Cabinets:
- The frame makes the interior of these cabinets a bit more difficult to access.
- There is also less storage space than frameless cabinets because of the frame height.
Frameless cabinets are built in the shape of a square box, without adding a frame to the cabinet face. Since there is no more frame, these types of cabinets are also easier to build. Not to mention, there is no need for special screws to hold the frame in place.
The construction of frameless cabinets have a more modern look while framed cabinets may fit better in a home with a more traditional design. The frameless cabinets can fit perfectly into a room and are ideal for a contemporary design.
The Pros of Frameless Cabinets:
- It’s easy to get full access to the inside of the cabinet
- You will get more storage space than framed cabinets
- Inner shelves are easier to install
The Cons of Frameless Cabinets:
- Frameless cabinets tend to be less durable than framed cabinets
- It’s not recommended to install in older houses if the walls are out of square.
What to Consider When Choosing Your Cabinet
Style:As we mentioned already, framed cabinets are considered to have a more traditional design while frameless cabinets are seen as more modern. Keep the overall design of your home in mind when choosing.
Storage: The difference in storage room is not that significant but it can add up. The truth is that frameless cabinets can provide a bit more storage than the framed ones.
Accessibility: Think about how much you will use the cabinets and how important full accessibility is to you. If you use them daily, then not being able to reach inside the cabinet properly may become a nuisance.
The right cabinet can change the look of your entire home. So, make sure you choose wisely. Whether you decide on framed or frameless cabinets, it’s important to choose the right fittings to connect them so they last you as long as possible.
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