What Is a Half Inch Overlay?

A 1/2" overlay is when the doors and drawers of a cabinet run extend half an inch over the frame. This traditional style for cabinets leaves approximately 2" of an exposed frame in between the cabinet doors. The 1/2" overlay gives a uniform look when accurately installed. This type of overlay allows you to choose between a beveled grip into the cabinet doors frame or using door handles. These options are not possible in other overlays because of their reduced amount accessibility around the edge of each door.