When people think of hinges, they often have a single image on their minds: the average butterfly design present on most doors. However, it is worthwhile to check different designs such as the swing clear hinge.

This features two L-shaped flaps with the holes located on the far edges. These work similar to your average hinge except that they are able to provide a wider clearance from the door to the opening.

You gain about two inches by using this. If you find it important to maximize the width of the opening, such as when you need to move bulky items in and out frequently, then this is a great way to do that.

The door will be farther from the frame when open so it is vital for the hinge to be strong. You can also increase their number from two to three or even four to prevent the door from collapsing.