Using old integrated washing machine space

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  1. alanthomaswatson

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    Hi

    Our washing machine has packed in so the new one is going to be sited in the garage (plumbing already there).

    Question is - how can we make the old cavity for the washing machine space into a kitchen cupboard? Do we slot a cupboard unit in or does it need to be built ‘bespoke’?

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    Alan
     
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    depends....

    whats left there?
    got a piccy?
     
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    Theoretically yes - although that assumes the units either side are perfectly spaced and aligned, which in reality they may be not.
     
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    811CB58A-67A7-427C-A7FB-42C536630FF7.jpeg Pics attached. Measurement is 605mm so should be able to slot a 600base in?

    Only issue may be hinges but I assume we can get new ones to use with existing cups?

    Have to reuse door as can’t get a match.

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    Probably easier to buy a ready made base unit but easy to make one.
    Use the original door because the old ones will have changed colour and new old stock will stick out
     
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    600 unit and new hinges. Secure to one side only if the gap is too wide, you could shuffle adjacent units over to close any gap.
     
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    Concealed kitchen hinges are pretty much universally 35mm diameter

    As Foxhole says, fix the new unit at one side. I'd silicone caulk the gap on the other side
     
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