Frameless kitchen cabinets are a very popular choice among homeowners. Frameless cabinets offer the sleek appearance of frameless glass doors and panels that allow for an unobstructed view into your cabinet interior, taking advantage of your available space and creating a more open and modern feel to your kitchen.
As part of the growing trend toward contemporary kitchens, frameless cabinets work with traditional and ultramodern décor schemes alike – their clean lines mean no design clashes!
What Are Frameless Kitchen Cabinets?
Just as it sounds, frameless cabinets have no frame surrounding them. Instead of a thick or tall frame surrounding the door and sides of a cabinet, frameless cabinets are constructed from side panels that hook onto the front edge of a cabinet base.
The lack of a frame makes frameless kitchen cabinets lighter than traditional framed cabinets. This also allows for easy installation in many different styles of kitchen cabinetry designs.
Different Types Of Frameless Kitchen Cabinets:
Frameless cabinets are not any different than traditional cabinetry in terms of how they are made. The only difference is that while traditional cabinets have a frame around the entire cabinet box, frameless cabinets do not require a frame for support since there is no drywall, plaster, or other types of wallboard attached to them.
What Are Their Benefits?
Ease of Installation:
Because there is no bulky frame around a frameless kitchen cabinet, they can be easily installed in most kitchen cabinetry types, including traditional, European style, and modern kitchen cabinets. In addition, frameless cabinets do not require a custom order to fit the cabinet opening because they can be made larger or smaller to fill your space perfectly.
Frameless kitchen cabinets often have more storage capacity than their framed counterparts because there is no frame adding depth to the cupboard. This allows you to use all available interior space for storage rather than wasting space between the front of the door and the outer edge of the cabinet base. Many frameless cabinetry styles also include adjustable shelving so that you can customize your storage even further.
How Are They Different From Traditional Kitchen Cabinets?
Traditional Kitchen Cabinets
Traditional cabinets typically have a frame around the exterior that gives it structure as well as additional storage space. Framed cabinets also include a countertop or shelf, called a “carcass,” that spans the width of the cabinet and includes adjustable shelves inside.
A framed cabinet with no carcass is just known as an “overlay” and requires you to install your own countertop and shelving. These features can add up in cost and design time versus frameless kitchen cabinets, which require installation on the wall with support brackets.
What About Installation?
Frameless cabinets are attached to wall studs with support brackets, just like any other cabinet. The lack of framing means these cabinets are lighter than traditional kitchen cabinets. They do not need to be inserted in a space between the studs, and therefore, there is no “carcass.” This allows you to easily make your frameless cabinet larger or smaller to fit in the space provided in the installation area.