The cabinet style is one of the most important decisions that you’ll make when designing your kitchen. Whether you are working on a new construction project or updating an older home, new cabinets set the tone of the entire room. Along with the countertops, they are usually the first thing that people notice when they enter the room.
Kitchen design trends come and go. You will likely find that you like many of them and dislike others. Some of them become long-lasting and popular kitchen features, while others soon fade away. One of today’s best ideas in kitchen design is frameless or full access cabinets. At CJB Group Kitchens, we work with two different manufacturers to bring you some of the industry’s best frameless kitchen cabinets.
Framed vs Frameless
Traditional kitchen cabinets include a face frame, which supports the drawers and cabinet doors. A center stile or post separates the opening into two door-sized spaces. Frameless cabinets don’t include this center stile. The doors meet when closed so you only see the door and drawer fronts.
From a design perspective, they are a great innovation. You get clean lines and they are ideal for a wide range of decorating styles. If you want a sleek and simple aesthetic, you can opt for push-open or knobless doors and drawers for a clean look. However, if you prefer a more traditional look, you can choose doors and drawers with any style of trim and design that you like. You can select hardware that is unobtrusive or go for something ornate and eye-catching.
The best thing about frameless kitchen cabinets is the improved functionality. Aren’t you tired of struggling to get that one platter into the only spot in the kitchen where it fits? Without the center stile, you have easy access for even large items. You also aren’t wasting space for the face frame, so you have a little more depth. Drawers are slightly wider and deeper because you don’t have to leave a gap around them.
At CJB Group Kitchens, we only work with a few manufacturers. Every kitchen that we design is created using quality materials. Our frameless kitchen cabinets are made by Eclipse and UltraCraft. We choose to work with them because they deliver top quality materials at reasonable process and they value customer service as much as we do.
- UltraCraft – This North Carolina company has been crafting beautiful cabinetry in a variety of materials and finishes since 1986. Their cabinets come with a 100 year limited warranty. They are part of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer Association’s Environmental Stewardship Program, dedicated to providing safe and environmentally sound cabinetry.
- Eclipse – The Eclipse line of cabinets comes from the same company that brings us Shiloh and Aspect cabinetry. W. W. Wood Products, Inc has been in business since 1977, and this family owned, small town Missouri company takes quality and customer service seriously. All Eclipse cabinets are CARB Phase 2 compliant to meet California’s strict air quality standards, and they participate in the KCMA’s Environmental Stewardship Program.
For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is a gathering place for family and friends. When you come to CJB Group Kitchens, we work with you to design a room that turns all of your dreams into reality. Schedule a free consultation in our Reading, Massachusetts showroom today by calling 978-337-7256.