Inset cabinetry doors are located inside the cabinetry’s frame instead of being applied to the face of the frames like the common standard overlay cabinets you often see. This integrated door adds character to the design, making your cabinetry feel more like high end furniture. Inset cabinets have a famed and elegant history, having been inspired by the work of skilled craftsmen and artisans. Though they’re often a little more expensive than the more common overlay cabinets, the higher price point is due to the precision required for fitting the door inside of the frame leaving little room for error.
Must Have Inset Cabinet Details
Inset cabinets can also take on unique details. To accentuate the edges of the cabinet’s frame you can customize to a “beaded inset”, this modification will feature a beaded detail that wraps around the opening of your cabinet enhancing the features in your selected door style. In custom lines, like Omega Cabinetry, you can highlight the beaded detail with a contrasting color elevating the overall design.
European-style barrel hinges can add to the quaint nostalgia of your kitchen or use a concealed hinge to simplify the face of the cabinet if you prefer a cleaner design aesthetic. Inset cabinetry can be styled from craftsman to modern, as it’s all about the added style details.
When designing with inset it’s important to think about where seams will fall within a design. Unwanted seams can be eliminated by using cabinet combining modifications or consider breaking up long cabinetry runs with varying depths of cabinetry. Finally, inset panel ends provides the finishing touches at the end of any cabinet run or island end.
Designing with Inset Cabinetry
The last thing you want from your inset cabinet doors are doors that you can’t keep from jamming and sticking. If you live in an area where the temperatures may range to extremes, you might be all too familiar with this problem. This kind of jamming is often the result of fluctuations in a room’s humidity, where high humidity causes the doors to expand and dry climates may cause slight shrinking. Your home’s temperature and humidity should always be moderated for proper inset cabinet door function.
Inset cabinetry is available in MasterBrand’s following brands: Decora Cabinetry, Starmark Cabinetry, Fieldstone Cabinetry and Omega Cabinetry.