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Kitchen corner cupboards - folding door or 2 separate?

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Squirrelfruitandnutkin Mon 26-Jun-17 13:11:48

We are planning a new kitchen and as ours is U shaped we'll need corner cupboards. The one we have at present has so 2 doors. We've looked at IKEA and they only do ones with a bendy hinge joining the 2 doors together iyswim rather than a set of hinges on either side of the corner.
I'm not sure about whether that's a good idea. My parents old kitchen (probably fitted pre 1980) had a cupboard like that and the hinge sagged/ dropped on the bend so it was a pita to open or close that cupboard.

Am I worrying over nothing?

What do you think the best hinge solution for a narrow corner cupboard?

Dauphinois Mon 26-Jun-17 13:13:56

We've had both and have had no problems with the bendy hinge type, and it was from Ikea too. I prefer it as you can close it all in one go rather than have to close two separate doors.

DramaAlpaca Mon 26-Jun-17 13:16:53

We have two corner cupboards with the folding door with bendy hinge thing.

The hinges have broken on both a couple of times, replacements haven't been easy to find (not Ikea) and they haven't closed properly since.

So I'd go for two doors if I had a choice.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Mon 26-Jun-17 13:23:49

I suppose the benefit with Ikea is the parts should be easy enough to replace.

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