When choosing hardware for your cabinets, many people overlook the subtle design element of the hinges. But if you do not choose the cabinet door hinges properly, your entire design could be off. Door hinges come in many different types, shapes, sizes, and finishes. In order to choose your new hinges, you will first need to know what type of cabinet frame you have chosen from WalterWorks Hardware. There are several different types of cabinet door hinges for you to choose from including flush, wrap around, side, full extension, and European hinges. Even though these hinges are different, they are all based on the same concept and have the same basic parts. Let’s take a moment to explore these different types of hinges to help finish off your cabinet designs.
Flush or Hidden Hinges
Flush hinges are hidden and are installed in the cabinet itself. They are usually found inside the door and sit flush against the side when closed. The only portion of these hinges that are visible when the door is closed is the knuckle of the hinge.
Wrap around hinges are located on the outside of the cabinet and wrap around the side of the cabinet. While they are on the outside of the door, they can also be set inside the wood to be somewhat flush against it. If the cabinet door and frame are the same thickness, they can be easily inset to keep them hidden.
Side hinges are the most common type of hinges available. They are a basic structure and sit on the outside of your cabinet door. These hinges are extremely visible but do come in a variety of colors, styles, shapes, and materials to match your other cabinet hardware. These hinges can add a dramatic touch to your cabinets.
Full Extension Hinges
Full extension hinges are for those instances where you need to open the cabinet door a little more than the others. Full extension hinges allow you to open the door at almost a 300-degree angle to reach inside the cabinet fully.
European hinges are often used when you have an unframed cabinet. This type of hinge is entirely concealed within the wood of your cabinet. Many of these hinges are self-closing and use a tension spring to slowly close the door if it is left open.
Types of Cabinet Door Hinges with WalterWorks Hardware!
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