In this kitchen you can see some cabinet frame around each door and drawer front most often about an inch or so which gives this kitchen space a less heavy look. The above photo shows an example of a kitchen where partial overlay cabinets have been used.
The door only partially covers the cabinet face frame leaving large gaps.
Standard overlay kitchen cabinets. A standard overlay door will lay on top of overlay this 1 5 face frame 3 8 leaving 1 1 8 revealed on all rails and stiles. Standard overlay doors and drawer fronts are smaller revealing more of the frame. Full overlay doors and draft fronts are larger covering more of the frame.
Standard overlay cabinets also called traditional overlay tend to be less expensive and do not require hardware because there is enough finger space on the side of the cabinet door or drawer face. A full overlay door will overlay that same 1 5 face frame 1 25 leaving a reveal on the sides stiles and bottom rail. The result is a more contemporary look with european overtones.
Types of cabinet door overlays. They also have more exposed face frame with at least 1 inches on all sides of the doors and drawers. Since room is needed at the top of wall cabinets for crown molding and base cabinets for countertops the reveal is more than on the top rails 1 1 8 reveal at top of wall cabinets and 5 8 reveal at top of bases.
Partial door overlay also known as standard overlay cabinet was the industry standard for many years and looks exactly as it sounds. Overlay refers to the amount of cabinet face frame that is covered by the doors and drawer headers. Partial overlay doors sometimes also called standard traditional or half overlay.
This look is in keeping with american cabinetry traditions.