You have decided to remodel your old kitchen. You have chosen the cabinet design, the wood, and the finish and are ready to go. You may have forgotten one important element. You probably haven't given much thought to the hardware you are going to use. It is a decision that is just as important as any other in this process, choosing a kitchen cabinet door hinge and drawer pulls that will complement the new decor of your kitchen.
When shopping for a new kitchen cabinet door hinge, you will be presented with many choices. A semi concealed kitchen cabinet door hinge is for a cabinet with a face frame. Half of the kitchen cabinet door hinge is visible and the other half of the hinge is mounted on the back of the door.
A surface mounted kitchen cabinet door hinge is for a cabinet with a face frame where both leaves of the hinge can be seen from the front of the kitchen cabinet. You can also buy a hidden version of a surface mounted kitchen cabinet door hinge.
Overlay or inset kitchen cabinet door hinge, is a hinge that shows the pin from the front of the cabinet. They include partial and full wrap hinges that fasten to the back of the door and the back or edge of the side panel or the face frame.
A European kitchen cabinet door hinge is fastened to the back of the door and to the inside side panel or they attach to the edge of the face frame. This kitchen cabinet door hinge is completely hidden.
You may opt for a pivot kitchen cabinet door hinge. This type of hinge comes in a wide range of styles and work on a door that will pivot at two points instead of along a hinge pin. You can install some of these type hinges as concealed hinges.
A kitchen cabinet door hinge that will permit the door to pivot open and side back into the sides of the kitchen cabinet is called a pivot door slide or a flipper door slide. You thought that the hardware for your new kitchen was a simple thing and it turns out you have many choices for different uses when you are choosing a kitchen cabinet door hinge.