Why would a homeowner want to install frameless kitchen cabinets? After all, what is the difference between those with frames and those without? If you take a look at a standard set of kitchen cabinets you will see gaps between doors and drawers, referred to as the “reveal”. Behind any reveal is the wood framing to which the doors are attached and which serves as a “stop” for the drawers too. When it is frameless kitchen cabinets, on the other hand, there is no reveal, no additional wood mounted to the exterior of the cabinet, and all doors are mounted to the interior of the piece.

Now that we understand this we can try to get a clearer understanding of why frameless cabinets can often be more aesthetically appealing to a certain group of people. For one thing, those with contemporary homes often express their fondness for the “clean lines” of faceless cabinets. Additionally, people with smaller homes love the extra bits of space made possible by the elimination of the framing too. Most DIY (do it yourself) enthusiasts also mention the ease in which such cabinetry is installed and expanded as well. The real key, however, is to make extremely careful measurements. There are differences in how someone must measure for cabinetry without facings, but it is not a difficult thing to master.

Because they are so remarkably popular, most faceless cabinets are also available in a huge range of materials, including many of the most beautiful exotic woods such as RosewoodZebrawood, and Teak. Most often they will come with veneers of these woods rather than being covered with a far less durable laminate. Many of the better manufacturers will also rely entirely on European hardware, high-quality joining on drawers, and easily adjustable shelving to ensure optimal functionality.