I am getting ready to order new kitchen cabinets, and have asked for a lift up door on the cabinet over my sink. The cabinet will only be about 9 inches deep, 12 inches high and 36 inches wide. My kitchen designer told me it will cost an extra $800 for that cabinet, otherwise I can just order a regular cabinet of those dimension and just turn it on its side. Problem is, the door won't stay open when I lift it.
I think $800 extra is crazy for the special hingles to make the door stay open. What would you do? Is there a way to add that type of hinge ourselves?