Depending on your style, you might want framed or frameless cabinets for your project. You might be able to guess the difference between framed and frameless cabinets based on their name. However, there are a few more differences you should know. We’ll breakdown what you need to look for to get cabinets you’ll love.
You’re probably most familiar with framed cabinets. These have been popular in America for decades and have a more traditional style. Framed cabinets have stiles and rails which are pieces of wood that form a “frame” in the front of the cabinet. These pieces of wood are what the door is attached to and helps support cabinet. The brands that FBS offers are Legacy, Mid Continent, Starmark and Plato.
Like framed in America, frameless cabinets have been popular in Europe for decades. They are best to achieve a modern or contemporary look. Frameless cabinets do not have the extra pieces of wood to attached the door. Rather, the door is attached to the side panel of the cabinet. The frameless brands offered by FBS are Bellmont and UltraCraft.
The main difference between framed and frameless cabinets is the look. If you want a sleek European style you’ll want to go with frameless cabinets. Framed cabinets work best in traditional kitchens.
There are other differences you should be aware of as well. Because there is less material on the front of the cabinet, frameless cabinets have more storage capacity. When considering an entire kitchen of cabinets, this extra storage can add some serious space.
Each cabinet brand offers their available sku’s to choose from. The more available sku’s the more expensive the brand. Sku’s allow for cabinet modifications and creative design options. Lesser sku’s are perfect for a more simpler design.
Both styles can fit any budget and will depend on the brand and material. Our recommendation is to pick the feature that is most important to you and go with that style of cabinet. Is it look? Storage space?