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Old 12-13-2014, 01:01 PM
Location: Houston
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Originally Posted by ocngypz View Post
The photo shown is full overlay. These are also referred to as "frameless" cabinets.

Inset cabinets... the door is flush with or "inset" within the frame.

Framed cabinets.....when you look at the cabinet, there is 1-1/2 inches of frame surrounding the door. You also have stiles in the larger two door cabinets.

With framed cabinets you have less room inside the cabinets and drawers than you do with frameless.

You made reference to "where the refrigerator used to be". What's there now?
Actually I want to clarify a post. This poster says that full overlay is also referred to as frameless. Frameless are full overlay just by the fact of the way they are made...they cannot be anything but full overlay.

In today's cabinet world the most common is the full overlay framed cabinet. The framed manufactures offer the full overlay to mimic the frameless cabinet. So looking from the outside it is sometimes hard to tell if it is a framed or frameless cabinet until you open a door.

A framed cabinet can usually come in a full overlay and a standard overlay and some manufactures offer a overlay that is in between standard and full.

On a standard overlay cabinet you will see wood around the doors and drawers even when the doors and drawers are closed.

Also it not exactly true that a framed cabinet has less room inside the box...what you have is more unobstructed room in a frameless cabinet. There is no style on the front of the cabinet to obstruct. The drawer on a framelss cabinet is definitely wider because it just has to fit between the two sides.

In the neighbor hood where our showroom is in we sell more framlees than anything because a lot of the houses are Bungalows that are being saved and the kitchens are small and the clients want to get as much usable space as they can get in these kitchens...frameless gives them that.

The poster also says you have styles between lager door framed cabinets. This is also much lass the case these days. Most manufactures make what is called a butt door cabinet which means the doors meet in the middle without a style.

I hope this clarifies the difference.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:03 PM
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what about kitchen design like this? do u like it? fit on ur kitchen room?
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:53 PM
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Nice...but i need individual explanation of each compartment......
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