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I may have learned a number of new things during my uncle’s visit, but this was probably the most unexpected: I thought the drawer fronts on my sink had been screwed & glued in place. I knew that some people have the ability to remove them; but I didn’t think I did. They were stuck on really tightly, so without exploring further, I’d just painted them on the cabinets as-is.
But thanks to my uncle, I found out that they were just very poorly installed (no suprise, considering some of the things I’ve seen in this house). See that plastic turn on the back of the drawer front? If you have a few brain cells, you place them with enough radius behind the drawer so that they can, you know, turn.
In the case of the UDH kitchen, they were placed on the ends of each drawer front, which once installed, made it nearly impossible to turn again (because the plastic piece would hit the frame of the cabinet, locking it in). Genius, I tell ya.
With a little force, my uncle popped them off and screwed them in the correct location so I can take them on and off as needed (not that I will, because that would be a good indicator that I’m really, really bored). And then my aunt informed me of this:
These sink front tip out trays allow you to turn these false fronts into hinged drawers. No need to keep a sponge in or around the sink! Pretty neat way to add some additional storage to my kitchen and keep the overall look neat and clean. All I have to do is paint the remaining exposed oak. Just as soon as I wash another paint brush.