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Bruce Crawford

Kathy K., I experienced what you're going through. My CKD took me into her studio & showed me examples of each so I could get tangible visuals. Any reputable cabinet shop will do that for you. Not likely to happen at big box stores that sell cabinets. Their people tend to be order takers & don't have in-depth product knowledge.

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ivyrocks
I'd like to add that "frameless" or Euro-style cabinets can still have a traditional look, such as raised panel etc. For me, having a raised panel, but frameless, cabinet allowed me to have wide pull out shelves. With a frame they would have been smaller and stationary. Pull out shelves are not only super convenient but also allow you to access all the "stuff" that gets pushed to the back of the shelf. Slightly more expensive but worth every penny!
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Ednamaee

Custom cabinets not only fit the space perfectly, they are usually designed to be symetrical. It makes a visual difference...looks balanced. Kind of like paying up for equal sash vinyl windows.

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