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WHITE FRAMELESS SHAKER-STYLE KITCHEN

espresso vanity

"Once again, thanks for your care and concern on our little project. We love the work that you did and we’re thrilled with the final outcome.

All the best,
J.S.

The beauty of frameless cabinetry is its clean lines, along with the fact that you can make a space work that would not otherwise work with framed cabinets. For instance, on this kitchen we were able to get an extra cabinet to the left of the upper easy reach corner cabinet. There was a heating duct in the corner wall that could not be moved and had to stay. The kitchen designer from the big orange store proposed a wine rack to fill in the space because the smallest framed cabinet they could supply was too big for the space. My customer really wanted extra cabinet space, not a wine rack. So a frameless cabinet fills the spot.

For the base cabinet we made a 37" easy reach with a pie shaped lazy susan. A typical store-bought base corner cabinet comes 36". By making it 37" we were able to lessen the depth of the right side of cabinet by 3-1/4" allowing us not to interfere with heating duct. At this point we were still able to get a 32" lazy susan instead of a 28". The space gained with a 32" susan over a 28" is quite a bit.

Another great feature of frameless is the extra space gained inside of each cabinet. Each drawer will gain 1-1/2" in width and about 3/4" in height. This was also important in this kitchen as they had a small cabinet to the left of the dishwasher. We moved the dishwasher 1" to the right making for a 10" cabinet. It provides much more usable drawer and cabinet storage than they had before. We moved the entryway going to dining room about 9 inches allowing for a drawer base on each side of the oven. These cabinets measured 12-3/4" wide. Now they have six drawers whereas they had 3 before and because of the frameless cabinet construction these drawers are much more space efficient than the previous framed cabinet. Also without the frame lip, cabinets are easier to wipe clean on the inside.

Inside cabinet space is like valuable real estate in most kitchens. We really never get enough storage, so every inch really does count!

All door and drawer front styles are available in frameless and with moldings to accent the cabinetry. Just about any look can be achieved.

 

BEFORE

kitchen before     kitchen before

AFTER DETAILS

oven wall cabinets

dovetail drawers

Drawers in frameless cabinets are wider and higher than framed cabinets.

kitchen drawing

Proposed layout by orange store. They really needed cabinet space and not a wine rack.

farmhouse sink

Cabinet to the left of dishwasher is much more useable now. Kohler farmhouse sink.

corner cabinet    lazy susan

Heating duct behind these cabinets. You would never know! Was even able to get a 32" lazy susan in corner cabinet because we made the cabinet 37 x 37 and not the standard 36 x 36.

white kitchen pantry     open pantry

Air conditioning vent comes through the toekick on this cabinet.

 

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