When should you replace your cabinet door hinges? Whenever they stop working well. If your cabinet doors squeak, shut, or sit awkwardly on top of the cabinet frames, it’s time to consider replacement kitchen cabinet hinges - and probably replacement kitchen cabinet doors too. If you already plan to replace cabinet doors, be sure to upgrade your door hinges as well. You would be amazed how much a quality door hinge - like soft-close Blum hinges - improves your cabinets.