Although you may have determined what your design style is, do you know what makes up that style? Is it a paint or stain? Is it defined by a little or a lot of detail? Is it inset into the face frame or does it overlay the face frame? Today, let’s talk about that last factor, inset or overlay.
The two type of overlay styles are traditional overlay and full overlay. Traditional overlay sits on top of the face frame exposing part of the face frame while the full overlay sits on top of the face frame and covers it completely.
Inset, however, sits inside the face frame. Inset often adds more detail to cabinetry because it can be beaded or non-beaded. If the inset cabinet is beaded, it contains a small gap that is cut into the face frame lining the cabinet door that adds detail to cabinetry (see photo below). The other element of detail that can come along with inset is the option of a barrel hinge or concealed hinge. Inset is seen as a classic look that will last for generations.
From the options above, do you prefer Inset, Traditonal Overlay, or Full Overlay? Do one of the style standout to you among the rest?
For more information on choosing your cabinet frames, check out this information from Better Homes & Gardens! http://ow.ly/LbbEW
Ashley Robinson, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist