European Style Cabinets vs. American Style

Frameless or European Kitchen Cabinets

Across the pond, they do things a little differently and that’s a good thing. That includes kitchen design and cabinet styles. Ikea popularized the super-clean lined design that caught on with minimalists in America. You don’t have to be into modern design to appreciate, and use, some of the elements of this type of design in your plans.

One of those elements is European style cabinets. They work equally as well in a transitional or modern farmhouse design as they do in a contemporary design. European style cabinets are also known as frameless cabinets. That means with the door closed, you won’t be able to see the base cabinet behind it. It’s a smooth, clean style that’s catching on quickly in American markets.

Frameless cabinets were once a custom item that required specialized installation. But as they became more popular and more readily available, they also became more accessible.

Framed Cabinets, aka, American Style

American style cabinets have a clear outline of the base cabinets showing between the doors of the cabinets. They are generally a more simple construction that don’t require special hinges or hardware.

They are a classic look and a common feature of traditional designs. However, they work just as well in transitional kitchen designs. Contemporary kitchen designs usually skip American style cabinets in favor of something a bit more minimal.

Ready-to-Assemble European Kitchen Cabinets

European style cabinets now come in the ready-to-assemble format. The high quality of RTA kitchen cabinets ensures you can have this style cabinet delivered to your door in any number of designs.

You don’t have to rely on a custom cabinet maker to get European style cabinets anymore. You don’t have to spend a fortune either. RTA European style kitchen cabinets have been designed to be as easy to install as American style, negating the need for specialized installation. You can put them together yourself with no fuss.

Whether you like a super simple design or a bit of detailing, there is a European style cabinet for you. An array of materials, colors, and designs await you with frameless cabinets.

Ready-to-Assemble American Style Cabinets

American style cabinets are readily available everywhere from a big box store to a RTA online store. You can also get them custom made. Ready-to-assemble cabinets are simple to order and to put together.

There are nearly endless options to choose from including some of your favorite American classics like Shaker cabinets. Check out the wide selection of American style cabinets at RTA Cabinet Store.

If you’d like some help designing your kitchen, try our kitchen layout tool or get in touch for a free design consultation.

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