How to Choose Cabinet Hinges

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Are you looking to buy cabinet hinges? Cabinet hinges feature a unique design that makes them ideal for cabinet doors. You can use them to attach cabinet doors to cabinet units.

Most cabinet doors will require two hinges — one at the top and another at the bottom. With the right pair of hinges, the cabinet door will easily open and rotate away from the cabinet unit. While all cabinet hinges are designed for cabinets, some of them are more effective than others. Here are several things to consider when choosing cabinet hinges.


You should consider the style when choosing cabinet hinges. They are available in different styles. H-hinge cabinet hinges, for instance, are characterized by their H-shaped design. They are small, flush-mounted hinges that work well for most cabinet doors. With that said, cabinet hinges are available in many other styles as well. You should choose cabinet hinges in a style that meets your needs.


You can’t choose the right cabinet hinges without considering the material. All hinges must be able to support the weight of the object with which they are used. Cabinet hinges are no exception. If they are made of cheap materials, cabinet hinges may buckle under the weight of the cabinet doors. You can prevent this from happening by choosing high-quality cabinet hinges made of a strong material such as stainless steel.


One of the most important things to consider when choosing cabinet hinges is the size. Cabinet hinges are almost always smaller than door hinges, but you can still find them in different sizes. You’ll need to choose cabinet hinges in a size that matches the doors and cabinet units with which you intend to use them.


Cabinet hinges are available in different finishes as well. Finishes are coatings or textures added to the exterior of a cabinet hinge. They are designed to protect cabinet hinges from damage while enhancing the hinges’ aesthetics in the process.

Popular types of finishes for cabinet hinges include:

  • Black paint
  • Yellow zinc
  • Satin brass
  • Polished brass
  • Bright brass
  • Oil rubber bronze
  • Antique brass
  • Satin chrome
  • Satin nickel
  • And more

Mounting Requirements

Don’t forget to consider the mounting requirements when choosing cabinet hinges. Nearly all cabinet hinges are mounted with threaded fasteners. When inspecting a typical cabinet hinge, you may notice several holes on each leaf. These “through holes” are designed to accommodate threaded fasteners. You can drive threaded fasteners through these holes and into the cabinet door, as well as the cabinet unit, to mount the leafs in place.

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