IMC Cabinet Configurations: Explained

Cabinets are an essential piece of any commercial facility. Without them, there would be no reliable or secure area to store your most important belongings. Many types are readily available such as wall, base & upright storage. However, there are certain configurations that can change the whole dynamic of your cabinet. Which design is ultimately right for you?

In this article, we’ll fully explain the 3 types of cabinet configurations & go over the advantages of each. We’ll also supply some examples of IMC cabinets. Let’s begin.

Open Front Configuration

Let’s start simple – with no doors! An open front design lacks any doors so contents are more easily & quickly accessed without any barriers.

It is particularly useful for holding your plates, bowls, or glasses. With this cabinet configuration, you can be sure your items are kept safe & sanitary, out of sight of guests but still easy & fast to access for your employees.

However, it offers the least protection from a security perspective & your items are much more vulnerable to your environment (dust, dirt, etc.).

Here are some open front IMC cabinets for your viewing:


Hinged Door Configuration

Hinged doors are the classic configuration & the most popular type. Hinged doors enable you to store contents throughout the day in a sanitary fashion. A lock can also be added for maximum security. Depending on the length & width of your cabinet, the number of doors will differ ranging from 1-4 doors.

One downside of hinged doors is that they are not the best for close quarters areas. The door(s) may not be able to open fully, especially if space is tight.

Here’s a look at some IMC cabinets with hinged doors:


Sliding Door Configuration

Lastly, we have the sliding door configuration. If space is tight or cramped, a sliding door will work flawlessly. Sliding doors do not block any outside space, thanks to the sideways sliding design. Sliding doors are designed to hide your equipment & supplies without taking up extra workspace. They also look sleek & modern, so the aesthetic of your space will surely be enhanced.

One downside of sliding doors is that they require more effort to maintain out of the 3 configurations. Always remember to keep the track clean to avoid any stickiness or stiffness when operating the doors.

Take a peek at some IMC cabinets with sliding doors:


So, Which One to Pick?

Our advice: pick a cabinet design that will complement your area & work best in your given conditions. If you are working with very little space, an open front or sliding door config will be suitable. If you prefer the traditional look of hinged doors, these can be equipped as well.

If security of your items is the utmost importance, consider a hinged or sliding door design with a lock & key option to keep prying eyes out. If security is not that much of an issue, an open front design is viable.

After all is said & done, your cabinet should function as the definitive storage companion no matter which configuration you choose. To learn more about how IMC’s cabinets, click here.

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