Character. That’s what kitchen cabinet hinge gives your kitchen cabinets. Believe it or not, these small, cheap and seemingly unimportant part of your kitchen setup can add to the overall look of the cabinets.
Together with the other small stuff like the knobs, handles, and pulls, the kitchen cabinet hinge need every bit to be functional as they are stylish.
There are different kinds of kitchen cabinet hinge and your choice depends on the type of cabinet door, the overall style of the cabinet, and, of course, your personal preferences.
Among the kitchen cabinet hinges available in the market, an antique butt hinges made of copper finish could add that vintage feel to your cabinets. This will work well if you’re going for that antique style, of course.
This 1 ½ by 1 ½ inches hinges is a butt-stamped type hinge which requires four no. 5 copper screw to attach it on. With only four screws needed, this is a very easy hinge to attach. The centers measure an inch while the knuckle projection is about 3/16 of an inch or 4.8 mm. the hinges projection is about 1/16 of an inch or 1.6mm.
Similarly, this next hinges displays the same vintage feel as the previous kitchen cabinet hinge. A single hammered backflush hinges which are commonly referred to as an “H” hinges because of having long hinges flaps which makes it terribly resembling the letter H. This classic hinges will look good on furniture that speaks old and antique style.
This hinges, even if it needs only four screws are much longer and narrower. Measuring 3 1/2 by 1 ½ inch or 89 mm x 38 mm might not fit all kinds of doors. You will have to check considering the centers at 2 3/8 inches (60 mm) and the knuckle projection is 3/16 inch (4.8 mm) and the hinges projection is 1/16 inch (1.6 mm).
There is a kitchen cabinet hinge made to be more decorative. A butterfly-type surface mount hinges, for instance, can specifically match your wooden cabinet or a steel one. If you have flush mount cabinet doors, a satin or chrome finish hinges might do the trick.
In particular, these hinges with wing-like flaps are effective on nickel or stainless steel doors. The pin measures 1 ¾ inch long with the center at 16 mm and 29 mm. The whole hinges measures about 2 3/16 by 2 3/8 inches or 71 mm x 60 mm. The knuckle projection is 6.4 mm and the hinges projection is 1.6 mm.
Just as the previous hinge adds character to kitchen cabinets, the wraparound hinge can display a more contemporary style. A 2 ¼ inch premium brushed nickel double wraparound hinges will work with face frame style cabinets.
The door needs to be ½ inches and flush-mounted. This type of kitchen cabinet hinge has 4 adjustable slots for screws. A set of 3 final, non-adjustable slots locks the hinges down. These hinges cannot be used for inset or overlay doors. You cannot use these hinges for frameless cabinets as well. The base centers measure 1 5/8 inches or 41 mm. The leaf centers are 1 inch and the leaf is 9/16″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ (14.29 mm x 38 mm x 29 mm).
When it comes to hinges, you need to choose a quality product. Sure, you might not notice them once the job is done, but if your kitchen cabinet doors start falling off, you’re going to regret not making a more thought out decision.
Amerock hinges are a reliable choice. Amerock has been making hinges and other cabinetry hardware for decades and has earned an excellent reputation.
Amerock makes a wide variety of hinges, from the purely practical to intricate and decorative designs. When making your choices, think about whether you want to be able to see the hinges or not, and if you need any special features.
Amerock Concealed hinges are one of the most popular choices for furniture and kitchen cabinetry. These hinges function so that you don’t see them when the door is closed. When deciding to opt for concealed cabinet hinges, know that there are two options available.
European style cup hinges are the classic option and truly concealed, while knife hinges another Amerock concealed hinge will leave a small but visible gap between the door and the cabinet.
One popular feature that is available with most Amerock cabinet hinges, is the self-closing feature. Self-closing means that when the door is a certain distance from the frame, it will close on its own. This is obviously a particularly useful feature for doors in high traffic areas, such as kitchen cabinetry and in living room hutch furniture and the like.
Amerock inset hinges are useful if you want the door of the cabinet to be flush up against the cabinet frame, rather than in front of it. In order to know what size you need, you will need to measure the inside of your cabinet step. If your door will be fully recessed, so that a crack is visible all around the door, then you will need a full inset Amerock hinge.
The variety in Amerock door hinges are close to endless, and unfortunately, most hardware stores do not carry them all. Turning to the internet can be the fastest way to find the right hinges that you are looking for.