On this page we will do our best to explain some of the key differences in the two type of cabinets. We will use computer generated images from our software because we can use similar kitchens to make the differences easier to see.
If you notice the doors in the picture, they sit on top of the face frame with 1/2" overlay on both sides of the frame. These are generally a little more budget friendly because they are easier to line up and a little misalignment is less noticeable. Also the doors are smaller.
The doors on these take up most of the face frame for a clean look. The alignment of the doors have to be pretty accurate to look right. (You can have many different overlays but Half and Full or the most common.)
The doors on these are inside the face frame to give a really clean look, but are the most difficult to build right as far as face frames go because the doors have to align with the face frames perfectly. They do offer a little less space inside the cabinet because the doors are inside the cabinet.
These cabinets are very similar to Face Frame - Full Overlay cabinets, but they do not have a Face Frame. They offer more space for storage and are more open because they do not have a face frame, but the cabinets are more difficult to line up properly because you can't hide gaps or bends in the wall with the face frame.
These are similar to the Face Frame - Inset cabinets, but hey are inset in the cabinet case instead of the frame.