Sugatsune Monoflat Series
Sugatsune America, manufacturer of cabinet hardware, has a new product I’m eager to incorporate into my kitchen design—the Monoflat Lin-X hinge system.
Even though it’s a hinge, it acts like a sliding rail system. The flush door “pops” out of flush position and then swings in a limited radius—all without requiring rails on the floor or ceiling of the cabinet. A damper system makes the operation quiet, and the doors can be stopped at any open position.
As you can see in the photo above, they provide much better access to a small corner. Note that the photo shows a 12-in.-deep space instead of 24 in. It might not be a good fit by an appliance unless the appliance was integrated but in any other application, it could be a true access saver.
If there’s a doorway or limited access where the typical swing door would be affected by a nearby interior door, this is an effective solution. The system can also be installed to be flush with surrounding cabinetry and walls.
You can find both products at http://www.sugatsune.com. There is also a video available to check out the doors in action.
Until next time,
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