Converting the false drawer of a sink cabinet into usable storage is a simple way to create more space in a kitchen or bathroom. Small items always seem to be in the way, cluttering up counter space, or getting lost in larger drawers. Changing the false front into a tip-out drawer creates the perfect space for items such as nail clippers, tweezers, citrus peelers and much more. Utilize a few ordinary tools and inserts found at most home improvement stores to add some additional space and organization to cabinetry.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Tip-out tray
Remove the false drawer fronts carefully to avoid damage. Some fronts are held in place with screws where others are attached with long staples. Use a screwdriver or pliers to remove the fasteners.
Measure the false front with a measuring tape in order to purchase the correct size tip-out trays and hinges.
Mark the hinge placement on the cabinet and false front with measuring tape and pencil. Some kits will come with a template to make this step easier.
Install the hinges on both sides of the cabinet opening using the screwdriver. There are different types of hinges used by different manufactures. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for correct placement.
Attach the drawer fronts to the hinges, carefully avoiding scratching or marking the finish.
Install the trays by attaching them to the hinges and drawer fronts according to the manufacturer's instructions.
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- "1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization"; Joseph R. Provey; September, 2007
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