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Old 12-08-2007, 07:10 AM   #1
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Hi! I'm really hoping someone out there can help me with this problem. We have a small (33x70) laundry closet in the kitchen area that presently has a front load washer and dryer with bi-fold doors. A few months ago I saw a picture in a magazine (which is nowhere to be found) that had replaced the bi-fold doors with lower and recessed upper cabinet doors. When the doors were closed, you had absolutely no idea that this was a laundry cabinet! The lower doors closed the washer and dryer; the upper doors hid a shelf that held laundry items. The present bi-fold doors don't allow the full access to my washer...I can't completely pull out the dispenser drawer; also, I have absolutely no wiggle room between the two appliances...more room doesn't allow me to open the dryer door, which drops down. I put the article away and am afraid it was accidentally tossed! Does anyone have an idea of what I'm talking about? I have a neighbor who is a carpenter and willing to do the work, but it would be so nice to be able to really explain to him what I want. HELP!

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I am having a hard time picturing what you are explaining, but I will think about it and will post something later!

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Hi! I'm really hoping someone out there can help me with this problem. We have a small (33x70) laundry closet in the kitchen area that presently has a front load washer and dryer with bi-fold doors. A few months ago I saw a picture in a magazine (which is nowhere to be found) that had replaced the bi-fold doors with lower and recessed upper cabinet doors. When the doors were closed, you had absolutely no idea that this was a laundry cabinet! The lower doors closed the washer and dryer; the upper doors hid a shelf that held laundry items. The present bi-fold doors don't allow the full access to my washer...I can't completely pull out the dispenser drawer; also, I have absolutely no wiggle room between the two appliances...more room doesn't allow me to open the dryer door, which drops down. I put the article away and am afraid it was accidentally tossed! Does anyone have an idea of what I'm talking about? I have a neighbor who is a carpenter and willing to do the work, but it would be so nice to be able to really explain to him what I want. HELP!
I would try and find a good finish carpenter or cabinet maker in your area. They can send someone out and give you a good idea about cost. This would be in the area of custom cabinets so they most probably won't be cheap.
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You remember the name of the magazine? Do a google search for that magazine or call the magazine.
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You're looking for full overlay flipper door hinges. Accuride and KV make them You can see them on the Rockler web site.
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You want your doors to look like a set of cabinets, but open up to the laundry room right?
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I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. I have the same article and a picture of what you are talking about. If there is a way I can get your email address, I will scan and email the picture to you.
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I found it!!! I knew I still had the article from the magazine because this is what I want to do with my ugly laundry closet with bifold doors. It was it a Southern Living magazine. The date isn't on mine, but I've had the article for at least 2 years. If you go to www.southernliving.com/features you may be able to find it.
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I am still trying to track down that picture on the Southern Living website. Has anyone been able to find it on there yet?

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If there is a way you can get me your email address...I will scan the article that I cut out of the Southern Living Magazine and email to you. I am in the process of getting quotes so I can have this done to my laundry closet with bi-fold doors as well.

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http://www.southernliving.com/southe...034854,00.html

Please try this link to the article in Southern Living. Good Luck.
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A Household Dream Hide Large Appliances
This article is from the March 2005 issue of Southern Living.
http://www.southernliving.com/home-g...0400000009985/

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