Kitchen Cabinets: Work with a Top Kitchen Remodeling Company
Face frame cabinets add detail and depth to your kitchen, while frameless cabinets or box cabinets can create a plainer, more generic look and are typically less sturdy. Of course, your personal preference, your budget and how your cabinets will look in combination with your countertop, backsplash and flooring will affect your cabinet choice. In either type, face frame or frameless cabinets, you can purchase stock, custom or semi-customized designs depending upon your needs. Today we’ll talk about the lovely, finished looks you can achieve with face frame cabinets and it construction.
What is a Face Frame Kitchen Cabinet?
A face framed cabinet it is a cabinet constructed using a face frame which is the primary support of the cabinet and the components part that make up the sides, back and bottom are joined together and attached to the the face frame. Door and Drawers are then fit in one of three ways: Flush with the frame (inset), partially overlaying the frame (1/4” overlap or lip) or completely overlapping the frame (full overlay Door). This added dimension can bring personality to your cabinets. Face framed cabinets may appear richer, with a more customized or bespoke look. Face frame cabinets are stronger and sturdier due to the box construction and door framing as well as the stiles (vertical) and rails (horizontal) on the front of the cabinet boxes where the doors are attached. You can also create slightly different looks by choosing to have the doors Full Overlay, partial Overlay or inset
In short, the major benefits of choosing face framed kitchen cabinets include:
- It’s a cabinet engineered to be assembled in a factory using industrial methods wood parts are joined with wood parts using dovetail, rabbet and dado joints and hot glue and power nailers, creating bonds on a microscopic level to increase strength.
- The Doors hinges are attached to the face frame of the cabinet.
- Face frame cabinet doors selection it’s ample, they are available in different wood specie as maple, cherry, oak, Alder in a variety of stain finished and distressing.
If this is a bit confusing, don’t worry. As top kitchen remodeling contractors in cities as unique as Falls Church and all of Fairfax County in Virginia, our nation’s capital of Washington, DC., and the nearby Maryland suburbs of Bethesda and Chevy Chase, we get “kitchen contractor” questions all the time. Reach out to us for a consultation on your kitchen remodeling needs!