Unlocking Kitchen Design: A Deep Dive into Showplace Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets


When it comes to crafting your dream kitchen, one of the key decisions revolves around cabinet design. Showplace Cabinetry offers two distinct cabinet construction options: Framed and Frameless.

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Each style brings its own set of advantages, influencing not only aesthetics but also functionality. Let’s explore the nuances of Showplace Framed and Frameless cabinets to help you make an informed choice for your kitchen transformation.

Showplace Framed Cabinets: Traditional Elegance Meets Versatility

Framed cabinetry includes design styles with overlay doors and inset doors. Some of the benefits include:

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Embracing Timeless Design

Framed cabinets, with their classic construction, showcase a traditional aesthetic that never goes out of style. The frame structure imparts a sense of elegance, making it an ideal choice for homeowners who appreciate enduring beauty.

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Versatility in Design

Showplace Framed cabinets provide endless design possibilities. From inset to full overlay doors, the framed style accommodates various configurations, allowing you to tailor the look to match your vision seamlessly.

PRO: Beyond the ease of design, framed cabinets boast easy installation.

CON: When you add internal storage components like drawers and roll trays, the frame causes the frame opening to be smaller, decreasing storage capacity in the drawer or roll tray.

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Structured Strength

The frame enhances the structural integrity of the cabinets, ensuring durability that withstands the test of time.

PRO: With framed construction, the chances for the cabinet box to rack or twist is minimal.

Showplace framed cabinets are certified with the KCMA.

Showplace Frameless Cabinets: Modern Simplicity Redefined

In addition to their modern appeal, Showplace Frameless cabinets offer a cost-effective solution without compromising quality or durability. The absence of a face frame streamlines the manufacturing process, resulting in lower production costs. This affordability makes frameless cabinetry an attractive option for those seeking a sleek, contemporary look without breaking the budget. Rest assured, with Showplace, you can achieve the kitchen of your dreams—both stylish and budget-friendly.

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Contemporary Appeal

Frameless cabinets, also known as full access or European style, embody a sleek and modern design. The absence of a face frame contributes to a clean, minimalist appearance, perfect for those who crave a contemporary vibe.

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Maximized Storage

With no face frame to contend with, Showplace Frameless cabinets offer more storage space.

PRO: The full access design provides easy reach and allows for larger drawers and pull-outs, optimizing functionality in the kitchen.

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Sophisticated Simplicity

Frameless cabinets exude simplicity and sophistication, making them an excellent choice for homeowners who prefer a streamlined and uncluttered aesthetic. The absence of a face frame allows the focus to shift entirely to the beauty of the cabinet doors and finishes, while structural integrity remains even without a frame.

PRO: Modern and sophisticated look, perfect for fashion-forward designs.

CON: This design simplicity means that sizing and construction customization is limited. The use of more fillers may be necessary.

Storage Comparison

Framed base cabinet with roll trays


Framed cabinet roll trays are mounted to vertical pilasters to allow the tray to clear doors when pulled out.

Frameless base cabinet with roll trays


Frameless single-door cabinets have more storage because the roll tray is mounted to the cabinet side, using spacers on the hinge side to clear the door.

Choosing Your Ideal Cabinets: A Personal Journey

Ultimately, the decision between Showplace Framed and Frameless cabinets hinges on your personal style preferences, lifestyle, and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve in your kitchen. Whether you lean towards the timeless elegance of framed cabinets or the modern simplicity of frameless, Showplace Cabinetry ensures that your choice aligns seamlessly with your vision.

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