The original idea was to take the existing bi-fold doors and install new hardware so the doors would become "full-access." Previously, there wasn't enough room when the doors were fully open to allow us to reach the dials on the washing machine comfortably. It was such an inconvenience to find a way to phenagle your arm behind the bi-fold doors to operate the washer's controls.
|The finished product.|
And now for a fun story!
The project was delayed early on. I was downstairs tinkering with something on the work bench and I left the laundry closet unattended. Mistake.
When I returned to the closet I found our gray cat, Holiday, had her head inside aluminum pipe. She was going nuts. She has one toy she absolutely adores and I knew she must have dropped it down the pipe. Nothing short of that would have put her in such a state.
I stuck my camera phone inside the tube and I was able to see a faint outline of her toy, which can be described as nothing more than over-sized gray cotton ball.
I reached my arm as far as a I could into the piping, but I couldn't reach too far because the pipe took a 90-degree turn to follow the floor joists. No luck, it was out of reach.
I pealed back some duct tape and was able to disconnect the aluminum pipe.
Once the pipe was removed the gray puff ball rolled out of the dryer pipe safely and came to a rest on top of the step stool.
We finished the laundry closet yesterday and she got her little puff ball back. She can be seen carrying it around house and batting it up and down the stairs.
All is right in the world again. Truly, a happy ending.