One of the most common kitchen organization issues in a kitchen are the lower cabinets. These cabinets fill to the brim with pots, pans, and lids, creating a mess and causing one to struggle when trying to grab the right size. No one wants to get down on their hands and knees to grab a pot and pan if they don’t need to.A Cabinet Door to Drawer Conversion is hands down the best solution for these common kitchen problems.
Pullouts installed behind cabinet doors are another common solution but unfortunately create their own set of issues. Pullouts require both cabinet doors to be fully open in order to reach the pull-out. If the doors are not completely open, when you open the pullout it will bang up against the door. This can cause potential damage to the doors and are hindrance and annoyance. It also requires more effort to open the doors then open the pullouts. Door to Drawer Conversions simplify your lower cabinets!
What is a Cabinet Door to Drawer Conversion?
A cabinet door to drawer conversion is exactly what it sounds like. During the refacing process, we convert lower cabinet doors and the paired drawers into a banks of three deep, full extension cabinet drawer boxes. We remove the center stile between the double doors to create the larger space for the deep drawers.
The lower cabinet door on the right side of this photo was converted into three deep, full extensions cabinet drawers.
Reasons to do a Door to Drawer Conversion
- Vertical space and the back of lower cabinets are often wasted. Door to Drawer Conversions greatly increase the size of usable space with the same sized cabinet area. This allows you to maximize your lower cabinet space.
- Create easy access to items with no need to be on your hands and knees. You do not need to shuffle between the items in your cabinet when you can pull out the entire drawer to reach what you need. The tall sides on drawer boxes hold more and keep everything in place. No more lost items in the backs of cabinets.
- Increase versatility and efficiency of space. The lower cabinets are no longer restricted to big, bulky items. Possibilities are endless because of deep drawer space.
- Give your kitchen an updated look with cleaner lines than the double door and drawer combo.
Right: lower double drawers and cabinets
Left: door to drawer conversion of same cabinets
If you are refacing your kitchen, we highly recommend cabinet door to drawer conversions where it makes sense. Our Cabinet Cures designers can help you plan where best to convert your cabinet doors into a bank of drawer boxes!
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