A reveal in cabinetry refers to the visible portion of the frame after the door is attached. Depending on the space between cabinet doors, reveals can vary in size. They offer a compromise between a full overlay door, which completely covers the frame, and a face frame door that is set into the frame. When the door is smaller than the frame but larger than the cabinet opening, it creates a reveal overlay, where a portion of the frame is visible. This type of overlay provides a traditional style to the cabinets, while inset doors are considered more modern. For installing reveal overlay doors, slightly inset hinges are preferred.