Replacement Cabinet Door Hinges: A Guide

Do your cabinet door hinges creak when they open or close, or even cause the doors to hang crooked? If so, it's probably time for replacement cabinet door hinges. After years of swinging back and forth, hinges start to wear out and perform poorly. The problems come on so subtly that many people don't notice, and even when they do, they dismiss it as a minor problem. But considering that you use your cabinets every day, why put up with something that compromises their functionality and aesthetics? Especially considering that changing the hinges of a cabinet door is a low-cost project you can do in an afternoon without needing special skills or tools. Just read these steps to learn how to replace cabinet hinges perfectly.

The Process for Changing Cabinet Hinges

The Door Stop has the steps for your to change the hinges of your cabinet doors

  1. Pick Your Hinges - There are dozens of kinds of replacement cabinet door hinges on the market, but we highly recommend using soft-close Blum hinges. They offer the strength, durability, and longevity you're looking for in your new hinges. Better yet, they keep your doors from slamming shut using a unique mechanism that "catches" the door mid-swing and brings it softly into contact with the cabinet. When you choose Blum hinges for replacements, you don't just improve your cabinets - you improve the whole kitchen.
  2. Have the Holes Bored - If you're replacing your doors along with your hinges (as many people choose to do), have hinge holes bored in the doors by the supplier. This saves you a lot of work while ensuring that the holes are in exactly the right place. You're welcome to do this yourself, but it honestly makes the job a lot trickier, even for someone with carpentry or contracting experience.
  3. Install the Hinges to the Door - Depending on what kind of replacement hinges for kitchen cabinets you choose, installing them to the door itself simply involves placing the hinge in the pocket, rotating it until it falls into place, and activating the locking mechanism that secures it tightly.
  4. Install the Hinges to the Cabinet - The other half of the hinge attaches to the door itself. To determine where to drill your holes, clamp a flat piece of wood to the cabinet frame where you want the bottom edge of the cabinet door. Next, set a door with a complete hinge installed on top of the wood and mark where it comes into contact with the cabinet. Then simply drill holes where you marked and screw in the correct half of the hinge. Now you only need to connect one side with the other to hang the door.
  5. Observe and Adjust - Your doors are hanging, but are they perfect? Get a level to check for inconsistencies, and look for places where the edges of the doors don't line up straight. If you need to make adjustments, it's incredibly easy with Blum hinges. Small screws in the hinges adjust the doors in multiple directions, letting you rotate them, move them left or right, or have them sit closer or further from the cabinet itself.

Find Your Replacement Cabinet Hinges at The Door Stop

Add a stylish touch to your home with our cabinet hinges at The Door Stop. Order your cabinet hinges or kitchen cabinet doors today by contacting us by e-mail at sales@cabinetdoors.com or calling 800-342-1010.