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Hinges - Popular Kitchen Cupboard Hinges Explained

 

Concealed Hinges also known as Cabinet Hinges or Cupboard Hinges are used in every kitchen cupboard and also elsewhere around the house, but most people don't know that there is a huge choice of types and sizes that have a variety of different uses, before replacing a hinge in your kitchen or home you'll need to identify the specific hinge that you'll need.

 

If your looking to replace a concealed hinge and need some more help idenifying which one you need. Why not check out our Hinge Helpdesk which is a fantasic resource that allows you to filter down the possible options to find a closest match or identical replacement based on your selections.

 

The 5 types of hinges used commonly in kitchens across the UK....

 

Full Overlay Concealed Hinges

 

This style of hinge is used by most kitchen manufacturers as it completely hides/conceals the cabinet that the doors are attached to.  It will have a straight arm when you look at it and it allows the cupboard door edge to be completely in line with the edge of the cabinet.  It is fully adjustable using 3 little screws which will finely adjust all of the angles and allow the door frame to be totally concealed and fit together snuggly. See below for diagram:

 

 

Its also important to consider other variable factors that will effect the product you need to purchase when replacing a cupboard hinge, these include the cup hole diameter which could be 26mm, 35mm or 40mm on larger doors. As well as this the carcass thickness is an important factor with the hinges we offer in multiple options for 15mm and 18mm. The hinge opening angle can also vary from 95-170 degrees. Eurofit Direct also offer full overlay hinges with a soft close feature which prevents slamming.


Half Overlay Concealed Hinges


Very similar to the full overlay hinge, but it allows for a door to be mounted either side of a central carcass panel.  In comparison to the straight arm of the full overlay hinge, the half overlay will have a bend in the arm which allows the cupboard door edge to cover half the side panel, leaving the other half exposed.  This specific type of hinge is often used in bedroom wardrobes as well as in kitchens.

 

Its also important to consider other variable factors that will effect the product you need to purchase when replacing a cupboard hinge, these include the cup hole diameter which could be 26mm, 35mm or 40mm on larger doors. As well as this the carcass thickness is an important factor with the hinges we offer in multiple options for 15mm and 18mm. The hinge opening angle can also vary from 90-170 degrees. Eurofit Direct also offer half overlay hinges with a soft close feature which prevents slamming.


Inset Concealed Hinges

 

This style of hinge is visually very different to the first 2 as it will have a large crank in the arm and this allows the cupboard door to be inset, or set inside, the cabinet frame showing the outer edge of the cupboard fully.  You normally find these hinges on traditional solid wood furniture as they nicely expose the wooden frame around the cupboard door.  You also find these hinge used with glass doors like kitchen display cabinets.

 

Its also important to consider other variable factors that will effect the product you need to purchase when replacing a cupboard hinge, these include the cup hole diameter which could be 26mm, 35mm or 40mm on larger doors. The hinge opening angle can also vary from 90-170 degrees. Eurofit Direct also offer inset overlay hinges with a soft close feature which prevents slamming.

 


Blind Corner Hinges

 

This style of hinge is used when there is no 90 degree cabinet end panel to fix to but only an inline fascia. A minimum distance of 70mm is required from the inside edge of the fascia to fix the mounting plate and hinge to.

 

 

Please see the Blind Corner hinges below that we offer....

 Clip On Blind Corner Hinge - 110 Deg Soft Close Clip On Blind Corner Hinge - 105 Deg
Clip On Blind Corner Hinge  Soft Close Clip On Blind Corner Hinge 

 


Bi-Fold Corner Hinge

 

This style of hinge is used for double door corner cabinets where the first door is attached the cabinet side panel with a 170° hinge and the second door is attached to the first door with a Bi-Fold hinge. It is the ideal solution for Kitchen corner cabinets fitted with Carousels.

 

 

Please see the Bi-Fold hinge Eurofit Direct offers below...

 Clip On Bi-Fold Corner Hinge - 110 Deg
Clip On Bi-Fold Corner Hinge - 110 Degree

 


 

For more information about Hinges we suggest you check out our other how-to pages which can assist you in enhancing your knowledge about kitchen hinges and possibly assist you when looking for a replacement hinge:

it's also worth checking out our Hinge Helpdesk which allows you to filter down to the applicable products you need if your looking to purchase.

 

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