Baby-proof latches for frameless or inset cabinets
For those with frameless or inset cabinets what are you using for babyproof latches? Our granddaughter and her parents are living with us and she is just starting to walk (10 months) so it is getting to be time to do something.
We tried to install the first ones we bought on our under sink cabinet (where baby-dangerous things like DW detergent live) and found that they were too long and hit the sink. We got a shorter kind - that doesn't hit the sink but it also doesn't let us open the door far enough to get a finger in to operate the latch. I guess this would be easier with partial overlay framed cabinets because the door wouldn't be butted up against the panel above.
It looks like the drawers are going to be a problem too. We only plan on putting locks on the few drawers that have sharp knives but with frameless we need to put them on the side of the drawer if it isn't a top drawer. We mounted one test one and find that we can still open the drawer by pulling it a bit to the side without depressing the latch. If we put one on a top drawer, it will need to be pretty long to open the drawer enough to get a finger in because of the counter overhang.
We might have to do the magnetic latches but I'd prefer not to have to keep track of the key so I'd prefer not to use them.