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Cabinet Hinge Types

A hinge is a piece of hardware that attaches a cabinet door to the frame. This mechanism is vital to the functionality of the cabinet door and ensures your door can properly swing open and closed. 

The two most popular hinge types we offer at CabinetDoors.com include: 

  • Edge Mounted Soft Close Hinges: This hinge features a one-piece screw that mounts to the edge of the cabinet door. Once installed, the cabinet door can be opened up to 105 degrees, providing optimal space inside your cabinets. 

  • Clip Top 110+ Soft Closer, Full O Inserta: This hinge requires no tools to install. Simply place the hinge on the pre-drilled holes and push it in. Once it's secured, push the clip down to lock the hinge in place. This hinge has a 1/2" overlay and a soft closing mechanism that can be turned on and off.

Most hinges have the same functionality and serve the same purpose. When deciding between the two, you don't need to worry much about the look or cost of the hinges. Instead, you'll want to consider some of the nuances. For example, if you want to avoid the sound of slamming cabinet doors in your kitchen, you'll want to look for a hinge with a soft-closing mechanism. These hinges "catch" the door, ensuring a quiet closure.

When exploring different hinge types, the two most popular applications are concealed and overlay.

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