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Cabinet Construction and Doors 411

Cabinet selection can feel at times overwhelming with so many options offered. Cabinetry needs to keep up with our active lifestyles. It needs to be well built, reliable as well as functional. Cabinetry is also an extension of our style and décor. It is important to recognize the terms used when shopping for cabinets.

Cabinet Construction

There are 3 types of cabinet box construction. Framed, Frameless and Inset

  • Framed boxes- Considered the most traditional, framed cabinet boxes have a 1.5 inch to 2 inch wood frame in front of the outer edge of the cabinet box called a face frame. Carpenters love the rigidity of framed boxes. Framed cabinets attach at the door hinges to the frame face and shelves. It may be adjustable.
  • Frameless boxes- Considered the more contemporary or “European” looking of cabinet construction. It does not have any obstructions such as the frame providing easier access into your cabinet shelves and maximizes your space. Frameless boxes are usually 13 inches deep compared to the framed cabinet 12 inches, providing you with more storage.
  • Inset Boxes- It is considered the most “craftsman” of cabinet boxes. Inset doors and drawers sit inside the cabinet frame opening. It lays flush to the cabinet box.

Framed Box

Frameless Box

Inset Box

Cabinet Doors

There are 2 types of cabinet doors. Inset doors and Overlay doors.

  • Inset Cabinet Doors- The doors and drawer fronts are set inside the box, with no overlap on the face frame. This type of cabinet construction gives a full view of the cabinet frame. It has minimal spacing or gaps between the cabinet components. Inset cabinets can be traditional or modern in style depending on the door selection. A knob or pull is required to open the cabinet door.
  • Overlay Cabinet Door- The doors and drawer fronts lay over the face frame of the cabinets. Overlay door are in available in partial or full overlay. Full overlay doors cover the entire front of the cabinet box. Very little of the frame is visible. Partial overlay doors cover only part of the cabinet box front, with a small portion left showing, providing a more traditional cabinet look.

Inset Cabinet Door

Overlay Cabinet Door

Having the knowledge of box and door construction will make your cabinet selection process more seamless. Brooklyn Tile and Design has all types of cabinet constructions for you to select.


Get Cozy with Fireplace Built-ins

With cooler days fast approaching- images of drinking hot cocoa, reading a great novel, and sitting by a warm rolling fire come to mind as the perfect winter day. Fireplaces are usually the focal point of living rooms or family rooms. It’s where are we hang our holiday stocking, decorate the mantle and gather for the perfect group picture. Fireplaces signify unity, family, and comfort. In many cases, this area can be commonly overlooked.

Ivette Ferrino, Friday, September 23, 2022

Make It Your Own

Beautiful interior design is a luxury we should all be able to have access to. Customization is a great way to incorporate your personal sense of style to your home. Focusing and embellishing on details can make your design truly unique. Customization can be fun and should not be limited.

Ivette Ferrino, Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Crazy for Quartz

Today, homeowners have many options when selecting countertops. The choices are between a natural or a manufactured material. Quartz is considered the new kid on the block when it comes to hard surfaces. Its popularity has increased in the last 10 years, giving the consumer many options to choose from. Its durability and selection surpass other surface materials.

Ivette Ferrino, Saturday, April 16, 2022

Kitchen and Bathroom Trends For 2022

We welcome the new year with resilience – in our personal lives and in design. The last two years have taught us that our home is our sanctuary and retreat but also require strong materials that work well in our everyday lives. Analyzing trends in design and technology, we are seeing homeowners embracing natural and organic elements as well as a desire for durable simplicity and multi-functionality.

Back to Nature - Natural wood grains and wood stains for stove hoods, shelves and kitchen islands add an organic touch to your kitchen. Out is the yellow oak from your grandmother’s kitchen. In are warmer materials such as luxurious walnut and natural blonde woods. This applies to bathroom vanities as well.

Ivette Ferrino, Thursday, December 30, 2021

Fun and Easy Ways to “Remodel” for Renters

Brroklyn Tile Blog Post

Feeling bored with your rental? Renters often feel they are stuck with a generic looking space. Remodeling costs, lease agreements and building management can make it difficult for renters to “remodel”. There are many ways to spruce up your space without spending much and allowing you the flexibility to reverse your remodel when you move out.

Many renters are getting creative with their living space. Below are some fun and inexpensive ways to “remodel” your rental:

Ivette Ferrino, Monday, November 15, 2021

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