Utility cupboard with wide angle (150 Degree) hinges

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Small utility cupboard above the sink, unit measuring 720 x 470 x 340mm
Material: white melamine faced

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With the sink being underneath the unit, wide angle hinges have been used here, so the door is out of the way when open.

Detailed view of wide angle hinge.

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A wider angle hinge (170 Degree) is available, however, not recommended with children in the household due to the danger of trapped little fingers.

Comparison of standard hinge and wide angle (150 Degree) hinge when door open
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Boiler/Kitchen Cupboard with easy access to pipes

The task
To maximise the use of space around and underneath the boiler
To fit and hold frequently used kitchen items, pots and pans
To incorporate the microwave at a comfortable height

The challenge
To still be able to access the pipes and ensure sufficient ventilation

The product
White melamine faced tall unit (2300mm) is built around the boiler, with a door finishing just above the microwave, hence only covering the boiler. A shelf at the height of 1050mm is the base for the microwave. Open shelving in the lower part of the cupboard guarantee that items which are frequently used can be accessed swiftly.

1 tall

The upper part of the tall cupboard has a door (950mm) but no bottom shelf, as to allow air to circulate. The microwave can now be used at a comfortable height, sitting on a shelf below the boiler, hiding the pipes and boiler filter just behind it.

2 upper

The upper cupboard and lower shelves are partly backless for easy access to pipes.
The microwave can easily be pulled out for access to the boiler filter.

4 filter

Bottom shelf and open back
3 pipes

Next step
Build and slot in a drawer at the bottom of the cupboard