The Different Types of Kitchen Cabinets

Countertops, floors, appliances, windows…everything in your kitchen contributes to the overall style of the room. Chief among these are your cabinets. The type of cabinets that you install in your kitchen shouldn’t be overlooked, but choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. In general, there are two main types of cabinets that you’ll have to decide on and that we at MC Granite provide: framed and frameless. Here’s everything you need to know about them:

Framed Cabinets

Framed cabinets, as the name suggests, are cabinets with a face frame covering the front of the cabinet box. The full overlay doors attach directly to the face frame with concealed European style hinges that provide a soft close feature. While framed cabinets are the traditional mode of cabinetry construction, they can have both traditional and contemporary designs. For example, you can have a more traditional appearance with a raised center, or a more contemporary one with a recessed center. There are also a wide variety of stains and paints to use to give you the look you desire.

Frameless Cabinets

Also known as “full access” cabinets, frameless cabinets lack a face frame, providing more storage space than your traditional framed cabinet. However, the cabinet box is also thicker in order to provide more stability to the structure. Frameless cabinets are typically used for modern kitchens due to their sleeker, minimalist designs, but several features can be added to attain the look you’re aiming for such as inner drawers, brushed aluminum toe kicks, and spice pullouts. They also feature Hettich soft close hinges and several paints and stains.

Whether you’re remodeling or building an entirely new kitchen, your cabinets are important. That’s why we at MC Granite Countertops are offering kitchen cabinet upgrades in addition to our countertop services. To learn more about the kitchen cabinets we provide, give us a call today!