I'm about to finish setting up a new IKEA kitchen, and I'm now trying to fit a non-IKEA integrated dishwasher into it. As many apparently before me have discovered, this is not "plug and play" (unless you've got one of a few special models that fit IKEA kitchens). The wooden IKEA kitchen door fronts are simply too high to be fitted on my dishwasher.
If you look at the drawing below, the front (A + B) will go too far down towards the floor and consequently hit the dishwasher when opening it.
So, I've been thinking. I could split the front into two sections, so that I have a section A and section B. Section A would be attached to the dishwasher, and section B would be "hanging" / attached to section A via some sort of hinge connecting the bottom of section A to the top of section B. That's the easy part.
Now, when opening the dishwasher I would like section B to move towards section A in an outward direction (see section position 2 in the drawing).
Does such a hinge (or similar mechanism) exists? One that, when section A moves, section B will move as well in an outward direction?
It doesn't have to be a hinge though. It could be a mechanism where the default position of B was - say - 45 degrees outwards towards section A. The more section A would go towards an upright position, the more it would pull section B "back" towards an upright position as well.
I'm open to all ideas. The only limitations are :
Section B must be attached to section A because the bottom of section A is 15mm lower towards the floor when opened than when closed. I don't want to fit section B with such a large gap below section A. I can eliminate this gap if i attach section B to section A.
I'd rather not have section B just "hanging" in a normal hinge under section A, as section B then would become a 90 degrees tilted saloon door going back and forth with the slightest touch.