As many homeowners and homebuilders know, interior design trends come and go. Some are decidedly odd — vibrant shag carpeting, for example — while some tend to stick around, like open floor plans. One new home trend in the US seems like it’s here to stay. We’re talking about frameless cabinets.
What Are Frameless Cabinets?
While frameless cabinets are relatively new here in the US, they’re a timeless style and have been used in European kitchens for decades. Frameless cabinets are those that are, predictably, built without frames. They don’t have interior stiles, and they don’t have additional construction surrounding each door or drawer.
Also known as full overlay cabinetry, frameless cabinet doors stretch all the way across the cabinet’s face, leaving no part of the frame exposed. For double cabinetry, frameless cabinets don’t have the board running down the middle to stop the door. Instead, they’re constructed as one large square. Here’s a beautiful example from Eclipse Cabinetry:
As you can see, there’s no space between cabinets, cabinet doors, or even drawers, lending this kitchen a seamless, put-together look.
Why Are They Trending?
As we mentioned before, frameless cabinets have long been popular in Europe. They feature clean lines and offer much more storage than traditional framed cabinets, making them perfect for the smaller size homes that are common in European cities.
They’re trending in the US now as Swedish and Nordic styles are coming back into fashion. Frameless cabinets offer a clean minimalistic look, without sacrificing on quality. Best of all, they offer the additional storage that so many of us Americans are craving in our kitchens, especially as the open shelving trend starts phasing out.
Key Benefits of Frameless Cabinets
Frameless cabinets are trending, true, but are there any actual benefits of this style, or is it just a look that people favor? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits frameless cabinets can offer:
Sleek, Contemporary Style
The first key benefit of frameless cabinets is definitely their look. As homeowners try to minimize and declutter, removing that extra frame on cabinetry helps to give a seamless, modern look to any kitchen. If you like clean lines and simple, striking design, this is probably the cabinet type for you.
Frameless cabinets aren’t just fashionable, they’re functional too. Because they don’t have a bulky frame, they offer tons of additional storage. Drawers are much larger and deeper than traditional framed cabinets, and upper cabinets benefit from a great deal of extra space. Go ahead and shove your KitchenAid in there — frameless cabinets are built to hold everything you’ve got.
Finally, frameless cabinets are much more accessible than traditional cabinets. Without the frame, they’re easier to reach into and stock. There’s no center stile, so you don’t have to worry about tilting large plates to get them to fit. If you don’t like the hassle of tight spaces and frames in your way when you try to stock your shelves, then frameless cabinets are a great choice for you.
Great Frameless Cabinet Brands to Look Into
If you’re loving the frameless cabinet trend as much as we are, you probably want to know where to get them. Zeeland Lumber & Supply is proud to supply a variety of top-quality cabinetry brands available at every investment level. Here is just one of the frameless cabinet brands we supply:
Brought to you by the creators of Shiloh and Aspect Cabinetry, Eclipse Cabinetry is a beautiful line of full-access, European style frameless cabinets. Their line offers custom colors, beautiful hand finishes, and the very best in function and style.
Zeeland Lumber & Supply is proud to offer our clients a wide variety of cabinetry options to suit every style and investment level. If you’re searching for frameless cabinets for your home, or for your next development or building, we’d love to help. Get in touch with your representative or leave us a message online to learn more about our frameless cabinet options.