Problem with Kitchen Cupboard doors

Postby icb » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:34 am

Hi I have a massive problem and I wonder if somebody can help- just has a new kitchen fitted but the builders didn't do a great job.
here goes:
The measurements weren't taken properly so after having installed the bottom units they realised that the washing machine wouldn't fit anymore so they thought of removing the extra panel between the corner unit and the unit next to it to make space(together they form an L shape) . By doing so we have been left with two doors too close to each other that do not have sufficient space to open properly.
To solve the problem we have cut the smaller door and bought 153 degrees hinges so that the small door can be opened ok but now, to open the bigger (corner unit door) we have to open the small door next to it first!
can you think of anything we can do so that both doors can be opened individually?
We were trying to see to see if we can buy other types of hinges that would allow for extra movement.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thanks a lot
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Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:56 pm

You could hinge the smaller door on the opening edge of the larger door but you would still be effectively opening 2 doors.
Suggest you don't pay until narrower units have been fitted to allow the doors to operate correctly - at the builders expense.
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