Hidden door hinges – Hidden hinges are on the inside of a door and cannot be seen from the outside. They are most common with cabinets and other small doors rather than large walk-through doors. Typically hidden hinges contain a clip that allows them to be disassembled and allows you to remove a door without unscrewing the hinges. The first step to choosing a hidden hinge is to determine if you have to meet hinges or rameless hinges. Face hinges are used for cabinets with an inner frame on the front, blocking the cabinet walls from having installed hinges. Ramless hinges are used in cabinets that have a wall available for hinges to be installed in.
If you want to remove your cabinet doors without unscrewing the hinges, purchase hidden hinges as clips apart. This can be useful if you ever decide to paint or bet the cabinet doors. You need at least two hinges for each cabinet. For large cabinets with doors more than 3 meters long, buy three hinges, and for cabinets with doors more than 5 meters long, buy four hinges. Some hinges open longer than others. The amount of a hinge opened will be noted on the packaging. You should buy hidden door hinges that open at least 100 degrees so you can easily access your cabinet. There is no need to buy hinges that open more than 180 degrees, because the door will at this time be blocked by the cabinet next door.
Install the hidden door hinges by first screwing the longer end of the hinge into the cabinet wall or cabinet frame. If you install two hinges place every few inches from the top and bottom of the cabinet. A third hinge should be installed at the center. Four hinges should be installed at the same distance from each other, at the top and bottom of the cabinet. Unscrew the other end of the hinges in the cabinet door. Let the hinges trim together during this step. Some hidden hinges include screws that can be used to make minor adjustments in the door adjustment.