Frameless Construction and Paint Finishes Dominate Cabinet Trends

Frameless cabinets and paint finishes are among the more popular cabinetry elements right now, according to a survey conducted by Woodworking Network. The survey polled 42 companies and 167 kitchen cabinet displays at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas in February. The survey includes information on finishes, stains, materials, drawers, doors, and cabinet case construction.

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Frameless cabinet construction, which took the top spot for the first time last year, continues to lead with 40% of the displays. In second place were faceframes with full overlay doors, a look that can often mimic the clean appearance of frameless cabinets. Faceframe, full overlay accounted for 30.5% of the cabinets displayed, a decline of 14 percentage points from last year.

Moving up were conventional faceframe cabinets, which rose to 25% this year compared to a mere 8% last year. Inset doors were also stronger this year, coming in at 3.6% compared to about half that number last year.

By: Woodworking Network and Builder Magazine

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