Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Walker Woodworking, managing day to day operations, and marketing. Stacey has helped many clients create their dream space.

What is Inset Cabinetry?

There are many things involved with cabinet selections including color, size, and function but one of the key elements is the cabinet door build method.  Inset cabinetry is a popular choice and can be seen in many of our completed projects. What is it exactly? What makes it unique? What benefits are there to choosing this over other build methods? That is the purpose of our blog today.

What is inset cabinetry?

The way a cabinet door lays determines the overall look of the cabinets. Inset cabinet doors lay flat within the cabinet meaning that they will require hardware to open and close. Hinge placement has two options, they can be hidden or exposed; it just depends on your style. A seen hinge can add visual interest to the design, but hidden works well if you are looking to create a minimal look.

The benefits of inset cabinetry

There are multiple reasons why inset cabinets are a good choice for your home including design appeal, durability, and craftsmanship. If you are trying to stay true to a particular time period in your home, inset cabinets are a great choice because their design integrates well with multiple styles and eras. See an example in this project of an 1824 home. Due to the fact that the cabinet doors are tucked within the frame this means that there will be minimal wear and tear to it such as scratches or nicks. Inset cabinets are typically not an option offered by the average cabinet manufacturer meaning it requires a specific skill level resulting in a product of quality craftsmanship. They are also an investment as this style of cabinet adds value to the home. 

Why should you chose inset cabinetry?

If your style leans more to traditional, transitional, or even contemporary inset cabinets are the right choice. The clean lines and simplistic yet timeless look make it a great option. They also are appealing in multiple colors including two-toned pairings. Inset cabinets, because the doors are inside the frame, tend to look like elegant furniture pieces giving the space a luxurious feel. If you are looking for cabinets that will stand the test of time, inset are for you.

What will it be?

Quality is at the heart of all we do, it is our core value and we love watching our clients face light up with joy when they see their completed project. Our experienced team of designers are ready to walk with you on your home renovation by listening to what is important and creating a design that is reflective of your needs and style. Contact us today to set up your design consultation and let’s get started transforming your home into exactly what you need.