One common design feature of wheelchair accessible homes is the sliding or pocket door. Without a door swing to avoid or worry about, they can make for easier access. The same can be true for kitchen cabinet doors. Sliding cabinet doors have been around for awhile but you always have that layered look. With a track in front and one in back for each door. Architectural hardware company Häfele has solved this problem with their Frontino sliding cabinet doors.
The cabinet doors for the Frontino collection all sit flush with each other. When opening, the doors will slide outward a bit then continue sliding down. The doors then slide back in and flush when closing. This is done with a simple curving at the end of the track. The video animation below shows the track shape and how everything is put together.
Little changes like this in a kitchen can make for big accessibility improvements. Simple yet effective. For more on Frontino and Häfele visit www.Hafele.com.