Is 23 " wide upper cabinet door too wide?

geomegFebruary 27, 2013

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to decide between 2 options for the upper corner in my L shaped kitchen..

One option is piano hinged doors at 11" each approx.
The other option is a blind corner and the door would be almost 23" wide.

How wide is too wide? It is a very small kitchen..

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lori_inthenw_gw

I'd want the hinged version for better access. Would you feel like you had to back up when opening a 23" door to avoid hitting yourself in the face?

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 2:16PM
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laughablemoments

Don't do a 23" door. My 24" uppers have single doors, and at 21" wide, they are one of the things I can't wait to replace! They're very much in my face when opening and closing them, so awkward to use.

I'd go for the piano hinge style. : )

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 2:52PM
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drbeanie2000

Does the "piano hinge" just mean "hinged?" We have a hinged corner cab that is great. 23" sounds crazy.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 3:02PM
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geomeg

I am worried that it may just be to wide.

I guess another option would be to keep the blind corner but maybe have a smaller door and add a cabinet door. (if that makes sence)

I'm not sure I like how piano doors open either...

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 3:05PM
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geomeg

Yes it means hinged , lol I don't know why I call it piano hinged...

Thanks for the picture, I'm really stuck on this decision...

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 3:10PM
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laughablemoments

What do you plan to store in the corner? If it's prettier things, maybe open display would work better, and you could skip the door(s) all together.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 3:30PM
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Angie_DIY

Gosh, I love my corner cabinet (which is much like drbeanie's).

I also have a cab (not in a corner) that is 24-3/8" wide. I opted to put two ~12" doors on it.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 3:48PM
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drbeanie2000

Oh, and this is what it looks like when closed.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 4:25PM
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tmy_jax

I agree with laughable. I have a 24" upper that has a 21.5" door. Always seems to require a step back when opening, or leaning to the side to not hit my head when opening.

HTH,
tmy

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 6:29PM
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