12 Feb The Difference Between In-Frame and Lay-On Style Shaker Kitchens
When customers first begin their kitchen design process with us, there are a few questions that tend to crop up regularly. One of the most freqent requests is for us to explain the difference between in-frame and lay-on style shaker kitchens. Both are stylish options but there are two real differences that will impact your final choice:
With a lay-on door style, the door lays on the front of the carcass of the kitchen unit. With this style you have concealed hinges and can incorporate the soft close feature. This applies to doors and drawers. Both sit on the front of the carcass, rather than sit within a frame.
We love the simplicity and elegance you get with the lay-on style.
With the in-frame style, you will be able to see the hinges. This is because instead of laying on top of the carcass, the door sits within a visible frame. The hinges are called butt hinges and they come in a range of finishes and colours, so no compromise on style or colour scheme
Soft close is not possible with in-frame doors, instead, we use sutble magnets to keep the doors snugly closed. However, this compromise is just limited to the doors, you can incorporate the soft close on the the drawer boxes.
We love the added detail of the frame and hinges on the in-frame style, especially on big pantry units.
There is a cost difference between the two styles. In-frame shaker kitchens are about 20% more expensive than lay-on shaker kitchens. This is simply due to the amount of work involved in the making of in-frame kitchen furniture.
Ready to see which you prefer? Browse some of our recent projects below to see the different styles and get some inspiration.
In-Frame Painted Shaker Kitchen Projects
Lay-On Door Shaker Kitchen Projects
If you want to take a closer look at these styles, pop into the showroom where we have both on display. Drop in or book an appointment at email@example.com or call 01342 313 133.