An ongoing debate in kitchen and bath design is Framed VS Frameless cabinets. Both framed and frameless cabinets are just as sturdy and will do the job in upgrading your existing space.
Framed cabinetry is often used in a traditional setting but with the right door style it can be modernized. This cabinet will also give you more options in being eligible for partial overlay, full overlay, and inset doors. The main component to making this choice different from frameless is the face frame that will be on the cabinets and drawer bases. This oftentimes leads to less available interior space access. The center stile built into the frame itself will also contribute to less ease of putting away and retrieving larger items like plates. However, framed cabinets have been known to be easier to install on uneven walls. They also require less fillers, to allow for the correct amount of clearance from walls when installed at the end of a run. Last thing to note, the door hinge is fastened to the frame of the cabinet itself.
Frameless, also known as Euro style or full access, are most popular in modern and contemporary designs. The cabinet doors almost completely cover the face of the cabinet, leaving little reveal on either side. Thus giving the cabinets a cleaner appearance. The door hinges are fastened to the interior of the cabinet side, adding to the modernized appearance. These cabinets generally do not have a center stile, which allows for full access of the interior cabinet space. Frameless cabinets are especially great for smaller kitchens ensuring the maximum use of space available. Keep in mind, this selection is only eligible for full overlay doors to ensure the sleek look that comes with these cabinets.
At the end of the day, it comes down to the best option for your kitchen and your personal preference.