February 28, 2024

Various Advantages and Disadvantages of Frameless Cabinets

If you are undertaking any renovation of your kitchen, you may either consider complete overhauling of your kitchen or design a completely new kitchen as per your new building or just upgrade your cabinetry,

You can have lots of choices about BauBox cabinet construction for your new project. Just cabinets alone can offer you a number of options for style, color and other hardware selections.

Few choices you may have like whether you prefer any of these:

  • Inset cabinet
  • Framed cabinet
  • Frameless cabinets

Remember that, your cabinet choice will be an important thing to get enough storage space for your kitchen items.

Let us see various advantages and disadvantages for having frameless cabinets:

Advantages of any frameless cabinets

Following are few of the advantages of considering frameless style of kitchen cabinets:

  • Shelves can be easier to mount

Since, there will be no center stile that can interrupt space that is covered by any double-cabinet doors and you can easily slide shelves into your open cabinets.

  • You will get more storage space

It will be much easier for storing appliances like restaurant-quality food processors, bread machines or juicers in the frameless cabinets very conveniently

  • Open shelving is also possible

Since frameless shelves will not have any frames for forming lips around cabinet openings, hence the doors are omitted entirely for providing open-shelf storage.

  • Provides modern and smooth look

In frameless cabinets having the door edges and drawers that are butted almost flush can provide a very sleek and elegant look to your kitchen.

Disadvantages of any frameless cabinets

Following are few of the disadvantages of frameless style of kitchen cabinets

  • Hinges can be less reliable

Hinges on your frameless cabinets will need continual adjusting for keeping your doors straight and also to keep the cabinet fronts appearing symmetrical.

  • Cabinets can be difficult to install

Since there is very little tolerance available for error with any frameless cabinets, that will mean that any DIYers will find them very difficult to install.

  • Frameless cabinets may cost more

In fact, it is just a matter common economics of supply/demand​theory, as frameless cabinets do not contain any material than framed cabinets.

  • Less sturdy as compared to framed cabinets

Hardwood face frame used on framed cabinets will serve to greatly reinforce sidewalls to which these frames are anchored, which is missing in frameless cabinets.

Looking at both sides of the story, we will still recommend frameless cabinets for any modern and contemporary kitchen.