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Measuring for your doors

If you have European Hinges already simply measure your existing doors and drawer fronts, pick a style of door you would like and we can give you a quote. Please include in the request whether or not you would like to reface your boxes and whether you will require knobs or handles.

If you have Face Frame Hinges and wish to upgrade to the European Hinge please follow the instructions below.

Two Doors in one Cabinet

First you need to measure for the overlay that you will need. The easiest way to do this is to take a tape measure to the inside of the face frame to the outside of the door when the door is closed. Our standard Face Frame Hinge Overlay is 3/4" or 5/8", we also carry 1". 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" overlay. (Please see the drawing)

On the cabinets that have double doors in them measure your inside cabinet width (in the example it is 21"). We will use the 3/4" Overlay Hinge in this example. So add the overlay two times (for 2 doors). Minus 1/8" for the minimum gap you need between the two doors and then divide by 2.

21 + 3/4" + 3/4" - 1/8" / 2 = 2 doors at 11 3/16"

Keep in mind that if you have two hinged doors sharing the same face frame allow a minimum of 1/2" gap between the doors.

For the Height you can either leave it the same as your existing doors or add up to 1" where there is enough allowance. What you are trying to do by adding extra to the height is close up the gap between the top of your door and the drawer front or countertop edge, but be careful not to add too much and have your doors bind.

One Door in a Cabinet

If you have a single door opening then measure your inside cabinet width and add the overlay two times. So again if we are using the 3/4" overlay as an example:
21 + 3/4" + 3/4" = 1 doors at 22 ½"

Follow the same rule as above for the height.

Drawer Fronts

Measure your existing drawer fronts.

Lazy Susan Doors

Visualize your existing Lazy Susan doors, they will be corner doors hinged together (usually with a Piano Hinge) to open as one. Measure each of the cabinet openings as the door would sit closed (meaning an L-Shape). See Diagram

Exposed Ends, Gables or Bar Backs

There are a couple of different options for the ends of your cabinets. You can either re-skin it in a matching Peel & Stick product or you can create a plant on gable (which is essentially an oversized door that gets "planted on" to the exposed end. Simply measure your exposed end, but keep in mind that if the exposed end butts up against a wall leave enough of a gap to account for your walls not being 100% square (usually 1/8" gap is sufficient).

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