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Give Your Kitchen a Fresh Face With Inset Cabinets

If you are ready to update your kitchen to a more modern style, consider installing inset cabinets for a fresh face on a classic look.

What Are Inset Cabinets?

Inset cabinets look like the classic cabinetry you find in most kitchens, but with a twist. The difference is in the setting of the doors. Rather than sitting them on the outside of the frame, the doors are set within the frame. In doing so, the face of the cabinets presents a sleek design more aligned with modern styles. Creating inset cabinets requires greater precision in craftsmanship because the door needs to sit squarely inside the frame with no gaps. They need to also sit completely flush with the surface of the cabinet casings.

Are There Many Style Options?

There are numerous options for achieving a modern look that matches your tastes and style preferences. Just as with classic cabinet designs, you can add texture to the face of doors and drawers with inset or raised features. Exposed barrel hinges offer additional material, color and texture variations. For a smoother look, choose concealed hinges, which are hidden from view on the inside of the cabinets. There are endless color choices for the finish to complement your kitchen design choices.

Can You Do It Yourself?

It is unlikely you will be able to adapt your current cabinetry to this new style through the installation of new doors and drawers, simply due to the exacting nature of the design. Because of the high level of precision involved in making quality inset cabinets, building the cabinets yourself might result in a great deal of frustration and an imperfect finished product. It is also unlikely that you will find well-crafted premade or mass-produced inset cabinets due to the skill required for a flawless finish.

A modern kitchen artfully incorporates elements of classic designs into a fresh look. Inset cabinets will give your new space an elegant style that will endure for years to come.