We are wanting to gain more space where our fridge is to stop it sticking out further.
If i recess the wall the fridge backs onto, i can gain about 90mm (thickness of frames) which would make a huge difference to the way the fridge sticks out
I have attached a picture of the frame in that space, and have checked there are no services in that area
The questions i have are
1) Can i remove the framing in that area, install a hardwood beam 90mm x whatever required high (understand the thicker the stronger) What do you recommend here for size, i was thinking 90x120mm would work? frame picture shows in red where i would install hardwood
2) Understand you cant reallty "back to back" gyprock in an area that big as that part of the wall would be quite weak, so i would install a timber board in that area instead, Would this be suitable http://photos.imageevent.com/okoboji_im ... fridge.JPG
3) Can i paint that timber board and expect it to look similar, or do i then need to gyprock over that also? effectively having existing gyprock facing hallway, timber board secure n for strenght, then more gyprock facing fridge