When you are beginning a bathroom renovation, cabinets are an important facet of the design aspect and the functionality aspect. But since there are options to buy both framed cabinets and frameless cabinets, which one is best for your upcoming bathroom renovation? To learn about the differences between the two so you can make a better, more informed decision on which one is best, be sure to read the information we here at Joseph Kitchen and Bath have come up with below.
The Main Differences
Before we get into the more detailed differences of each of these cabinets, there are some main differences to be aware of that stand out amongst the rest. In general, the main differences are easy to figure out based on the name each of them have. In simplest terms, framed bath cabinets have a face frame and frameless ones do not. The face frame is the frame you will find on the outer part of the cabinet, giving the cabinet a more dimensional design overall. On average, a framed cabinet has a frame of a three quarter inch by one and a half inch piece of wood. While frameless cabinets have more strength in their sides, a framed cabinet has more strength to the cabinet door as a whole.
Since framed cabinets work to give your bathroom a more defined look, they come with a number of benefits. Some of the many include:
- Additional strength/durability for your cabinet
- Appeals to a more traditional style
- Door slides can be attached to a cabinet with frames
This may come as a shock to some, but frameless cabinets come with a bunch of great advantages. Some pros you can get out of having these cabinets in your bathroom include:
- A thicker cabinet skeleton overall
- Perfectly accents a modern/european bathroom style
- More width at the cabinets opening
- Bigger drawers
- Door panels that are much simpler to replace
Durability: Which One Wins?
One of the most important things to consider when installing bathroom cabinets is that of durability. While this question may seem easy to answer on the surface, there is actually a more complex answer to this question. The truth is, based on who you ask, the answer to which cabinet is more durable will vary. Some professionals will say that there really is not much of a difference between the two in terms of durability. When it comes down to it, the durability of your cabinet will depend more on who installs the cabinet and what materials are used, rather than whether or not the cabinet is frameless.
How Our Team Can Help
Whether you are looking to install framed cabinets or frameless cabinets, our team at Joseph Kitchen and Bath are here to help. With all the best experience in the industry, our contractors work to bring all of your home visions to life. With a hard work ethic, years of experience and all the right materials/equipment, we know what is best for your upcoming home design in terms of execution. To learn more about how to begin a bathroom renovation in Toronto with us, be sure to give our team a call at (905) 707-7756 today!