Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
December 5, 2011

Inverted Frame Base Cabinets Solve Design Problems, Add Versatility

Waypoint’s Inverted Frame Option puts the drawer just above the toe kick and that small alteration offers a variety of design solutions. It totally changes the look of the cabinet but what I like best is when it does something helpful.  Waypoint cabinet with an inverted frame in style 610D in Maple Coffe finish Inverting a kitchen base cabinet (reduced depth or not) makes a drawer possible in a small bathroom or powder room. So often, storage is at a premium in small rooms and adding a drawer is a great improvement. It works the same in a small kitchen too. The only thing required is to have through-the-wall plumbing.

Waypoint style 430F in Maple Auburn shown with an inverted base

A cabinet with a wastebasket insert is often enhanced by inverting the frame too.

Waypoint potting bench shown in style 430F, Maple Auburn

In this case, it was used in a gardening bench to hold potting soil. It puts the soil at a more convenient height and the bottom drawer is perfect for storing extra gardening supplies. This idea works with a kitchen wastebasket cabinet too. What I especially like about putting the drawer on the bottom in a kitchen installation is that you can sweep crumbs off the counter right into the basket.

The inverted Frame Option is available on most standard base cabinets and can be combined with a number of other Waypoint options.

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces