Our beaded inset cabinets have a 1/4" wide bead detail around all door and drawer openings. The bead is a part of the face frame, not the door.
Although the bead detail certainly gives the cabinet a very classy look, it can also be used on more casual cabinets and furniture.
It can also be used with traditional exposed barrel hinges or with modern conceal adjustable European style hinges.
Because of the additional time involved in building beaded inset face frames and installing exposed barrel hinges, this combination is going to be the most costly cabinet style option. If you really want the bead detail but want to keep the cost down, then going with concealed hinges is a good option.
This ten foot long en suite vanity was built for clients in West Vancouver, British Columbia. The color is Benjamin Moore 'Asphalt'.
This is a built in hallway linen cabinet with the beaded inset cabinets style and exposed barrel hinges. It happens to have a 5-piece flat panel door style which has a matching 1/4" bead detail on the inside edge. See more photos from this project here.
Both the white perimeter cabinets and the black island have the beaded detail in their face frames. This timber frame home has an overall casual feel to it, but the again, the classy beaded inset cabinets work well. See more photos from this project here.
Even these built in drawers have a beaded inset frame. See more photos from this project here.
Benjamin Moore 'Simply White' is a wonderful soft clean white that works really well with the inset cabinets of this Point Grey, Vancouver, British Columbia home. These cabinets have concealed adjustable door hinges and full extension soft-closing drawer slides. See more photos from this kitchen here.