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Sliding Panels Instead of Cabinet Doors?

By February 3, 2011 2 Comments

I saw this photo yesterday on Home Design Find.  I love it.  Why?  For several reasons:

1.  Eclectic mix of classic with modern elements
2.  Ovens & shelving recessed into walls rather than cabinets
3.  Cool industrial butcher block cart (possibly a DIY-worthy project?)
4.  Open shelf base cabinets with roll-outs 
5.  Carrera marble countertops & backsplash
6.  Classic apron sink
But what caught my eye the most is the sliding framed glass panels in front of the wall shelves!  And the ceiling-mounted hardware!  Note how the panels don’t cover everything on the shelves, BUT, because they sit on a different plane in front of the shelves, and because the glass is lightly textured to obscure the objects behind it, the panels completely distract you from the contents of the shelves themselves.  I love this concept as an alternative to wall cabinets.  

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  • mrs. stanford says:

    i think sliding panels would be cool for our bedroom closet. if you come across something like this for the other rooms of the house i'd love to see some ideas!

  • Nicole says:

    There are definitely options for similar closet door systems. They're a bit beefier because of the size/weight of the doors, and often more technical, especially if you want doors to cover the entire opening, which would need to be able to slide in front of or behind one another. Tell Mr. Stanford to talk to me while you're away… might be a nice project for him. 🙂