How to Install Cabinet Door Hardware
Adding interesting cabinet hardware is a great way to add character to a kitchen while saving money - and it's easy to do! Learn how to install it yourself with these easy steps.
Hinges normally do not break — if they do, you can simply replace them. What is more likely to happen is the hinge plate may loosen through wear and tear. If this happens, you can reattach the hinge above or below its existing position.
Unscrew the loosened hinge plate and remove it.
Mark off a new position where you can get a firmer attachment, slightly lower in this case, and reattach the plate.
Measure off the new hinge position on the door using the new plate position as a guide.
Use a 32 mm hinge-cutting bit to drill out the recess for the new hinge position. Take care not to drill too deeply.
Screw the hinge in place, making sure that it sits perfectly flush.
Re-hang the door. Fill and paint the old hinge plate and hinge holes if desired.