A question that we were recently asked was “How does an inframe appliance door work? Is the frame bit of the unit attached to the appliance afterwards, so that it blends in with the rest of the inframe kitchen units?”
Well, when you buy an inframe kitchen, the frame part that the door sits in, is attached to the unit and the door is then centred into that frame and hinged to the unit.
When the in-frame door is opened, only the door part comes out towards you and the frame stays put, but with an appliance door, let’s say for an integrated dishwasher (below) that does not require a unit, just space in between 2 units, the door has to be made in a slightly different way.
As you can see from the image below, the frame part of the door and the door itself are made as a 1 piece door. This allows the appliance to open properly, without the frame getting in the way and allows the appliance to blend in with the inflame look of the rest of the kitchen.
Combined inframe appliance door sizes
The biggest inframe appliance door that we supply measures 735mm x 597mm (this example is for a 600mm wide unit). All the other sizes are shown below.
- 735mm x 447mm
- 470.5mm x 597mm
- 590.5mm x 597mm
We also provide fully integrated appliance doors that allow you to keep the drawerline effect as well. See the images below. These are available in slimline 447mm wide and full size 597mm wide.
If you want to see more info on the inframe door differences then click here.
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We are installing an integrated dishwasher with inframe door on front but the door catches on the plinth so we can’t open fully. What are we doing wrong?
Hi, a section of the plinth has to be cut out, so that the door can open downwards.
Could you do the whole kitchen with combination doors? I love the inframe look but don’t like how much space you lose with them
Hi, unfortunately that is not possible, as inframe kitchens are manufactured with the frame built onto the units. The single doors are used for integrated appliances that do not require a unit.
Do you supply the fixings to attach the door to the appliance? My dishwasher didn’t come with any.
Hi, all appliances that require an integrated door, should come with their own fixings, that allow you to attach a door to it. We do not supply these fixings I’m afraid as these fittings would be made by the manufacturer, bespoke for the appliance.