Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
All about cabinet door hingesby Karl Fendelander
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
A good hinge does its job noiselessly, bearing the weight of hefty doors, the impact of slams and the general abuse of kitchen life without so much as a creak. It's not until a hinge starts malfunctioning that you even notice it's there. These noble workhorses are just as important to a functional and aesthetically pleasing kitchen as every fixture, every cabinet door, every inch of counterspace.
The trouble, though, is that with at least two on each cupboard door, they can get expensive quickly. When these extra dollar signs start adding up in homeowner's minds, the decision to go for the cheap stuff is an easy, if disastrous, one to make. Before long these cheap hinges will show the signs of wear: creaking, swinging open, not staying open when you want, bending until doors have to be forced shut, damaging the wood or worse. When it comes time to buy hinges for those nicely refaced cabinets, do them justice and get the good ones.
Types of cabinet hinges
There are many different types of cabinet hinges to fit and fill your needs, from flashy designs to the purely functional and everything in between. Here are some of the most common types:
There are many, many more types of door hinges out there for your cabinetry, so do your research and shop around until you've found the right ones.
About the Author
Karl Fendelander cut his teeth on web writing in the late nineties and has been plugged in to the newest technology and tuned in to the latest trends ever since. With an eye for design and an ear for language, Karl has created content and managed digital media for startups and established companies alike. When he unplugs, Karl can be found biking about town and hiking and climbing throughout the West.