Working around very slight (and some not so slight) slopes makes installing cabinets a challenge. I purposely set the cabinet bottoms a little back from the tops so that there was less chance of whacking my head on a cabinet edge. That posed the challenge of now having a hinge point that would close at an acute angle (less than 90°) which is unusual for a cabinet. After trying several different Blum hinges from Home Depot, I found one that will work. It is a Euro style for a frameless cabinet - but it is not a clip in hinge (none of those worked.) It is adjustable but the door attachment is a screw onto the mounting plate. I worked carefully to try and have nice looking wood grain (no patches) with a reasonably consistent stain application for all the doors. This meant doing all of the upper doors at the same time. We're still deciding on whether to use cabinet door pulls or to do cutout slots on each door. Because each door will have either a magnetic or mechanical latch on them (to keep them from accidentally opening while driving) there is a certain amount of force needed to pull the door open. In terms of using a handle/pull, we see two main downsides. One, pulling hard on the handle will loosen the screw and probably create problems later. We have this (handles coming loose over time) happening in our cabinets at home and there are no magnets or latches at home. Two, the handles protrude into the van living space. Another inch here or there is a big deal in a tiny living space.
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.