Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Basics of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Cabinet Hingesby Melissa Bullard
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Choosing new hinges when you're refacing kitchen cabinets offers more options than you might think. The door hinges you choose may depend in part on the cabinet frames that are already installed in your kitchen because they don't change in a reface. So before you start shopping, read on to learn what type of cabinet box you have, what type of doors you want, and what type of cabinet hinges you need to go with them.
Cabinet Refacing Tips: Frame Styles
There are two basic cabinet styles--face-frame cabinets and frameless or European cabinets. Face-frame cabinets have a frame on the front of the cabinet box and the doors must be attached to this frame. Frameless cabinets do not have a frame so the doors are attached directly to the cabinet box. You have to choose doors that match your cabinet box and the doors you choose determine the hinges you need.
Once you know what type of cabinet frame you have and the doors you want, then you can start considering color and style in hinges. Happy shopping!
About the Author
Melissa Bullard earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature, then a Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has taught writing, literature, and Spanish classes, and is currently working as a fre