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Question Kitchen cabinet help

I am installing new kitchen cabinets and my wife wanted a corner cabinet installed right next to the under cabinet microwave. The issue now is that the door to the cabinet will only open 45 degrees. Does anyone know of a hinge that would extend out from the frame about 4 inches and then swing 135 degrees so we can have full access to the cabinet? Has anyone had success attaching a cabinet hinge to a drawer slide to allow for this?
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Hinge the door on the outside end.









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Hinge the door on the outside end. .
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Flip the door if it can and hinge from the other side.
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If the corner cabinet is really that close to the microwave, since the microwave sticks out I think you will need a filler between the corner cabinet and the microwave cabinet. It might be if you would hinge the door on the left the door wouldn't open at all. In any case if a different hinge would work Blum makes a 170 degree hinge you could use.
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Thank you all for the suggestions. The cabinet door will not open when the hinges are mounted on the left due to the door swing hitting the microwave. I currently have the hinges mounted on the right side but only have a swing of 45 degrees to access the cabinet. I am still searching for ideas on how to make the door slide across the opening then swing out of the way. Kind of like a TV wardrobe with the hidden doors. If anyone has had any experience with this sort of thing it would be greatly appreciated.
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Why only 45 deg.? Can you post a picture of the problem corner?
Is it a diagonal corner cabinet? I had the same problem (poor design on my part). I solved it by adding a 7/8 filler strip to the cabinet opening and making a smaller door. Now it opens without striking the microwave. See pic below.

Are we talking about the same problem?
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Nice cabs MT!

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Nice cabs MT!
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Is the ivy real, if so how long is it?

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No. It is fake. Sorry to disappoint.
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smaller door, or make the door into 2 pieces, connected with a piano hinge.
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MT, I made a sketch in my original post, but I do not have a picture as of yet. Your situation is exactly the same as mine though and it looks like a workable repair. I will have to see if I can get a smaller door for the cabinets through the manufacturer. (sadly I did not build my own) Awesome looking work on your part. Thank you.
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Thinking way out of the box now, I wonder if you could put helper hinges on the top and have it swing up, kinda like the rear door on a van. Then have a short string on it so you could reach to pull it back down. I know. That's way outta the box but hey, it might work.

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