Kitchen and bathroom cabinets are opened and closed countless times a day. It is important to select the appropriate hinges for your door style and specific needs.
Types of Cabinet Hinges
You would think that a cabinet hinge is very basic and standard but that is not the case. These small pieces of cabinet hardware come in a variety of styles with different looks and features.
Concealed (hidden) hinges are designed to not be seen when the cabinet door is closed. This is the modern style today.
Wrap hinges have a unique shape that wraps around the edge of the cabinet.
Demountable hinges come in both wrap and inset styles and comes with mounting plates instead of screws. The single demountable hinge only mounts with screws on the inside of the frame and a double demountable hinge has no mounting screws. These require special holes on the cabinet door.
Cabinet Hinge Mounting Styles
The design of the cabinet door will determine which hinge mounting design is needed.
This is when the cabinet door sits on top of the door frame.
This is when the cabinet door sits inside the door frame.
Making Final Hinge Decisions
After figuring out what style and type of hinge you need, don't forget to consider brands and the finish color. Matching brands of hinges with other cabinet hardware will ensure the finish color matches perfectly. If the barrel of the hinge is exposed, the finish is very important. Changing out cabinet hinges is a great DIY project that will give your room a complete upgrade!