Today, I would like to dive a little deeper into our Crestwood framed cabinetry line and take a closer look at Inset cabinetry.

A kitchen island with a beautiful distressed paint finish with Dura Supreme's Heritage Paint finish.

The History of Inset Cabinetry Construction

Inset style cabinetry can be traced back to early construction methods used by artisans that hand-built cabinetry. The door and drawer front would be sized to fit inside (integrated into) the face frame of the cabinet, creating a flush looking appearance to the front of the cabinet. When you look at antique pieces of furniture, you may notice that many of these furniture pieces were built with the inset method of construction.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry shown with the Craftsma Panel-Inset door style with a

Fast forward to today’s cabinet trends, you’ll discover that the inset method of construction is still a strong preference among many homeowners seeking to build or remodel their kitchens.

This beautiful new coastal kitchen features white painted inset cabinets custom made by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

This beautiful kitchen features Dura Supreme Cabinetry in the Inset door style. The Kitchen was designed by Studio M Kitchen & Bath and the Interior Design was by Studio M Interiors.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s inset door is installed flush (integrated) within the face frame opening, leaving the entire 1 ½” face frame exposed. The inside edge of a standard face frame is typically squared or has a slight eased edge, with Dura Supreme you have two face frame options to selects: Flush or Beaded. The Flush (non-beaded) face frame is a square face frame profile that creates a lovely clean, modern look to the inset style. The Beaded option adds a bead detail around the face frame profile that creates an additional design element to the cabinetry and leans towards a more traditional inset style.

Inset Cabinetr Face Frame Styles from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Other styling options that inset cabinetry has to offer is the hinge style: concealed or barrel. A concealed hinge, which is installed on the inside of the cabinet and is hidden or “concealed” from view when the cabinet door is closed. The barrel hinge is a decorative hinge that is visible even when the cabinet door is shut and is available in several finishes: Flat Black, Sterling Nickel, Verona Bronze, Wrought Iron or Polished Chrome.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry's decorative barrel hinge finish options.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s decorative barrel hinge finish options.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry's decorative barrel hinge finish options.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s decorative barrel hinge finish options.

Example of Flush Inset cabinetry with concealed hinges.

Example of Flush Inset cabinetry with concealed hinges.

If Inset style cabinetry is what you seek for your next design project, contact your local certified kitchen and bath professional or authorized Dura Supreme dealer who can assist you with your next design project.

Danielle Bohn Kitchen & Bath designer and guest blog author for Dura Supreme Cabinetry at Studio M Kitchen & Bath in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Danielle Bohn, CMKBD is a Kitchen & Bath Designer from Studio M Kitchen & Bath, MN who specializing in Dura Supreme Cabinetry and a Certified Master Kitchen & Bathroom Designer (CMKBD) with 10+ years of experience in the Kitchen & Bathroom industry and a degree in Interior Design. Her accolades include the distinction of being named 2016 Best of KBIS Judge, 2015 NKBA 30 Under 30 recipient and has had several of her designs published in Alaska’s Best Kitchen Magazine and a feature in Alaska Home Magazine. Her background with Dura Supreme allows her to share her design expertise and experience with the product lines and the wonderful design features Dura Supreme has to offer!

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