There is a European invasion going on right now. And no, we’re not talking about the second coming of The Beatles. We’re referring to American homeowners implementing European features into their homes. This is especially true in the kitchen, where there are all sorts of opportunities for homeowners to integrate modern, beautiful European details into their cooking spaces.
For example, European homes are known for their kitchen cabinets—especially in Scandinavian homes. Scandinavian design is rooted in natural materials and colors while maintaining a sense of modernism which is just one of the reasons it’s popular in today’s homes.
Typically, Scandinvain cabinets are frameless as opposed to the more traditional framed design. Today, we’ll be discussing the differences between framed and frameless cabinets, why frameless is the way to go, and how Puustelli can help create the kitchen you deserve.
Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets: What’s the Difference?
If you have an older home, you most likely have framed cabinets. Commonly referred to as American Style or Traditional cabinetry, framed cabinets are considered to be a stable, sturdy cabinet. However, because they feature a more classic look, the style isn’t necessarily perfect for every homeowner, especially those that want a modern and up-to-date kitchen.
In addition, framed cabinets have a smaller opening than frameless cabinets, meaning you’ll have less space for storing your favorite appliances, spices, and food.
Frameless cabinets, on the other hand, are modern, elegant, and minimalist in form. And, as long as they are crafted with care, they can be just as sturdy as framed cabinets.
Frameless cabinets also have much more storage capacity because they don’t have a face frame that takes up space. Because of this, these cabinets are also knowns as “full access cabinets.”
Framed vs. Frameless cabinets: which one is the best cabinet for your kitchen?
Why Frameless Cabinetry is the Way to Go
Storage Space Without the Bulky Look
First and foremost, frameless cabinets have more storage space than traditional cabinetry. However, these cabinets can accomplish this without making it look like your kitchen is filled to the brim with stuff. This is because frameless cabinets are sleek in their design, and can make it look like your kitchen look very minimalistic. Think of frameless cabinets as a magic bag of sorts that can hold an infinite amount of items without changing its size. Okay, so maybe it’s not quite like that, but you get the picture.
Beauty that Cannot Be Replicated With Framed Cabinets
While the storage space provides added functionality, a kitchen needs to also look good. There is no doubt that frameless cabinets provide a more modern look due to the absence of the sometimes unsightly face frame.
They Match the Sturdiness of Framed Cabinets
While the face frame of framed cabinets does increase the stability, frameless cabinets can match that stability and then some. At Puustelli USA, our Scandinavian kitchen cabinets are built to last. The material used in Puustelli frames has been tested for resistance to large variations in temperature and humidity producing a healthy, long-lasting product.
Choose Puustelli for Your Frameless Cabinetry
Not only do we provide gorgeous, authentic Scandinavian-styled cabinets to Minnesota homeowners, but our cabinets are also eco-friendly.
We put years of research into creating a cabinet that helps create healthy homes and kitchens. This has led to a groundbreaking innovation: a completely safe, recyclable, and odorless kitchen frame that is made from environmentally-friendly biocomposite material.
Our cabinets are MDF and chipboard free, don’t contain any endangered wood species, and are completely void of formaldehyde-based glues. Not to mention, the frames are injection molded as complete units and have holes already in them, which make assembly a cinch.
To get started integrating cabinets that are frameless, modern, and beautiful, reach out to Puustelli today! We’ll kick things off with some free coffee at our showroom to go over the vision you have for your new kitchen, and introduce you to the wonderment of Nordic design. You can also visit our showroom virtually!
We can’t wait to meet you and help you craft the kitchen of your dreams!