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Kitchen cupboard and drawer organisers to retrofit

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Lelivre Sun 26-Jul-15 18:25:59

I want to help my mum make her kitchen work better for her as she has upper body mobility issues.

Has anyone retrofit pull out drawers or any fittings inside doors, drawers and cupboards that they can recommend for purchase.

I'm looking at the ikea solutions brochure, but unsure if they fit non-ikea kitchens.

PigletJohn Mon 27-Jul-15 08:18:22

Yes, look up "Blum internal drawers" which you can get on ebay. There are also a few trade suppliers. Another good brand is Hafele. They are sized to fit common width cabinets (300, 400, 500, 600, 1000 units with 18mm thick sides). If your units have 15mm sides they will need spacers that they should be able to supply.

You open the existing cabinet doors to pull out the internal drawers. The cabinets must be firmly screwed to the wall at the top back so they don't tip over. You may need to remove the doors if a walker or chair is used.

Start with one deep drawer and see how you get on fitting it. It will be much easier if you don't try to fit drawers with furniture fronts, which have to align perfectly. An experienced carpenter or joiner should be able to do it.

PigletJohn Mon 27-Jul-15 10:54:48

demo vid

Lelivre Wed 29-Jul-15 07:59:10

Thanks so much that's really helpful smile

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