Your Guide To In-Frame Kitchens


In-Frame kitchens are a popular choice in many home designs, with the timeless nature complementing contemporary or traditional spaces. These kitchens are not only known for their stunning appearance but also the quality and craftsmanship that goes into them.

Whether you are considering different kitchen designs or you are looking to purchase an In-Frame kitchen, we are here to help. We’ve written this short guide to give you a complete understanding of In-Frame kitchens and how they could work within your home.


While In-Frame designs are having a revival, with many of these styles featuring in kitchen trend pieces, this is a style that has been around for many years. Born in the early 1900s, In-Frame kitchens became a popular choice before people started opting for more affordable frameless designs after the Second World War.

In-Frame kitchens offer a truly tasteful design, built around a frame that each individual cabinet door then opens with. This design also offers the opportunity to make your kitchen bespoke whether that is through painting the doors, opting for on-trend brass hinges or featuring different coloured cabinets on an island.

This is a flexible design choice for any kitchen, as it suits rustic, country homes as well as more modern kitchen styles. However, In-Frame styles offer more than just a beautiful design- they also exude skilled workmanship with each door specifically measured, sanded and fitted for your space. This is a kitchen design that is guaranteed to stand the test of time, both in terms of style and quality.


When designing your new kitchen, it can be difficult to make the bigger decisions such as choosing your cabinets and drawers. We recognise that purchasing a new kitchen is a huge investment and you will want a style that you will love for years to come, which is why it’s important to know the difference in these popular cabinet choices.

Lay-on cabinets contain doors and drawer faces that sit on the front of the cabinet, with hidden hinges that create a smooth, linear appearance. This differs to In-Frame cabinets, which have exposed hinges and sit within the frame. Lay-on designs tend to be more popular within a contemporary style home, however, they are also great in smaller kitchens as they provide additional space due to the absence of a frame.

In-Frame designs are ideal in bigger spaces, as they typically feature many smaller sized drawers and cupboards that create a bespoke design. This is at the cost of losing a small amount of space due to the exposed hinges and frame, however the style most certainly makes up for that with its elegant look. Despite the timeless appeal of an In-Frame design, they suit a range of kitchens no matter how modern your taste may be.

Ready to start planning your dream kitchen? Whether you favour a contemporary or traditional design, our experienced team can help you to create a kitchen that suits your personal taste and lifestyle. Book your free design appointment by clicking here or call us today on 01621 398020 to speak to a member of our team.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]