An in-frame kitchen differs from other styles of kitchen, such as handleless and slab door designs. Firstly, the very root of its construction is different from all other kitchens. The cabinet doors sit snugly inside a wooden frame. This frame is fixed onto the front of the cabinet. The frame provides strength and structural integrity to the cabinet while protecting the edges of the door, establishing an incredibly durable and long-lasting design solution. As well as bolstering the longevity of the kitchen, the framed design makes a distinctive and highly beautiful visual feature, signifying simple elegance and exquisite quality.
Originally, kitchens were not fitted or in-built as they are nowadays but were composed of an arrangement of freestanding dressers and cupboards, all of which would’ve been handcrafted using the traditional in-frame carpentry method. However, after the 1940s, advancements in technology allowed kitchen manufacturers to develop other quicker and cheaper production techniques. These new styles of kitchen proved incredibly popular. Despite this, in-frame kitchens have remained incredibly desirable thanks to their legendary quality and stunning, unique looks. Furthermore, as issues surrounding sustainability grow, the exceptionally long-lasting and hardwearing, solid timber in-frame kitchen continues to be as popular as ever.