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Cabinet Construction Styles

Today, there are two ways to build a cabinet box: framed and frameless. In the beginning, framed cabinetry was just called cabinetry because there was no other method being used. Frameless construction originated in Europe after WWII and is Frameless Cabinetry vs Full Accesssometimes called European, Euro-style, or 32mm cabinetry. The efficient building method crossed the pond and frameless cabinetry is now widely available from American cabinet manufacturers. Full disclosure: we (Europa) call it Full Access, and it’s all we make.

Unobstructed Access is what we love most about Full Access cabinetry.

Europa Frameless cabinetry in ScottsdaleWithout a frame around the face of the box, or a knuckle-nicking center stile*, it is easier to put in and pull out everything stored in the cabinet, especially larger items like platters, and adjustable shelves are easier to adjust. The frame creates a pesky lip along the bottom “shelf” but with no lip, dust and crumbs are easier to wipe away.

*Extra wide Full Access cabinets will have a center stile for structural support.


The Cleanest Look: Full Access construction is a more modern-looking cabinet. Instead of a frame sticking out beyond the box, cabinet sides are seamless. Doors are true, full overlay covering the entire front of the box leaving only a slight reveal, making them perfect for modern and More storage space in frameless cabinetscontemporary looks like slab-style doors in wood veneers, acrylics, and other new and trending materials. Not to worry; more ornamental transitional- and traditional-style doors also look fabulous on a frameless box.

See beautiful Europa Cabinetry in a Cave Creek Kitchen here.

Frameless cabinets also give 15% more storage space! Almost everyone loves more storage!

A face frame lives in what would otherwise be storage space. No frame, more room for stuff. The real space savings comes in extra wide drawers and pull-out trays that don’t have to be narrower to clear the frame. Go ahead, get the new flatware you’ve had your eye on with service for sixteen and toss another mini flashlight into that junk drawer!

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TraVek Remodeling in Scotttsdale is a Design-Build Company with experienced and certified designers who can help you get started on your full--access kitchen. To set an in-home consulation, call now to 480-367-1171.

Europa is the Sponsor of the May 2024 Remodeling Seminar at TraVek. This is a great opportunity to meet their representative with any questions you may have. Join us! REGISTER HERE.

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Carefree
  • Cave Creek
  • Chandler
  • Fort McDowell
  • Fountain Hills
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Mesa
  • Paradise Valley
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Queen Creek
  • Rio Verde
  • Scottsdale
  • Tempe
Our Locations:

TraVek Inc
7661 E Gray Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260