BackCabinet Styles: Inset, Overlay and European07/22/21

Depending on the look you want for your renewed home space, the cabinet style should complement the design and feel.

From modern and simple to intricate and traditional, our experts at Wineteer Construction are ready to provide the design and installation expertise your remodeling project needs. Keep reading to learn more about the types of cabinet construction:

Inset Cabinets

  • The doors and drawer fronts are set inside the box, with no overlap on the face frame.
  • The doors are flush with the face, resulting in a clean smooth look.
  • They require pulls or knobs in order to open.
  • Storage space is slightly reduced as the doors take up a small amount of interior space.
  • Inset cabinets can be traditional or modern in style depending on the door style and finish.


Overlay Cabinets 

  • The doors and drawer fronts lay over the face frame of the cabinets.
  • The overlay cabinet can be full or partial; full overlay gives a similar flush look like inset cabinets, without the loss of interior cabinet space and does not require pulls or knobs.
  • Partial overlay cabinets are the traditional American style.


European Style Cabinets 

  • Unlike American Cabinets, these cabinets do not have a face frame.
  • Traditionally, they are built in an overlay design but can be inset.
  • The cabinets are built with a slight gap between cabinet doors to allow for the expansion and contraction of wood with the seasons to prevent damage.
  • European style cabinets are contemporary, but by using the right doors, finish, and pulls, Wineteer can help you achieve the style you want.

Whatever style of cabinet construction you choose for your home, our team will ensure it is of the best quality and functionality. Contact us for more information and get started on your home remodeling project.

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