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Replacing a kitchen cupboard

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RatherBeIndoors Sat 03-Sep-16 19:51:26

I'm moving the washing machine into the (new - yippee!!) utility. That leaves me a hole - is it possible to add a new under-counter cupboard without dismantling the kitchen? Any tips gratefully received smile

fluffikins Sat 03-Sep-16 19:58:14

Yes, we removed an inbuilt fridge and replaced it with a cupboard, we did have the door from the fridge we could repurpose for the cupboard door though, but if the range is still being sold then getting a matching door should be fine. You just need to ensure the gap is ok for standard cupboard width (usually 600mm)

PigletJohn Sat 03-Sep-16 20:47:04

you just wind the legs down so it is shorter than the gap between floor and worktop, slide it into place, then reach down and wind the legs up again. You can take cabinets out in the reverse way, but look inside first in case they are screwed to the wall or the worktop.

Any brand of cabinet will do (except Ikea are a non-standard size) provided the screw holes for the hinges are the same standard distance from top and bottom as the hinge holes in the doors you are using.

It might be difficult to get matching doors as ranges change.

RatherBeIndoors Sat 03-Sep-16 21:17:43

Thank you both - that makes sense about the legs but I would never have thought of it! I will have a look and see if the kitchen type's discontinued...

wowfudge Sat 03-Sep-16 23:42:28

If you don't already have one, you could fit a dishwasher into the space.

Ntinyn Sun 04-Sep-16 06:35:16

If you can't find a door to match, add some shelves

RatherBeIndoors Sun 04-Sep-16 12:57:28

We do have a dishwasher - shelves could be an option though...

PigletJohn Sun 04-Sep-16 14:33:08

if you decide to go for open cab with shelves, you can get the cab and shelves made up in a laminate that tones or roughly matches with the colour of your doors or worktop.

E.g. I have doors in reddish walnut, and had some extra shelves made up, at very modest cost, in one of the many finishes available. I paid £1 each for the samples to check the match.

A photo would be interesting.

PigletJohn Sun 04-Sep-16 15:26:27

this sort of thing choice of 100 colours

Delivery costs are a bit of a drag if you are only buying one.

Other suppliers do them in self-assembly which might be cheaper

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