How to Adjust Your Kitchen Cabinet Hinges
Our kitchen cabinets are delivered fully assembled as standard, and our skilled cabinetry team will align doors before your order is sent out. You may need to adjust your kitchen cabinet hinges as occasionally, during the installation process, there may be some movement – or you may have opted to have your kitchen delivered flat-packed. Sometimes, doors can move slightly over time and knowing how to adjust cabinet hinges appropriately can ensure your kitchen remains looking its best. These alterations are very easy to achieve – keep reading to find out what to adjust and when.
If you are installing your new cabinets for the first time, ensure that you fit all cabinet doors before making any adjustments. This will prevent cabinets being altered unnecessarily. When all cabinet doors are in place, the hinges can be fixed in turn until you are happy with the result.
This is the most common form of adjustment and is often needed to make adjoining doors sit closer together or further apart. To alter where the cabinet door sits, you will need to adjust the hinge using the screw highlighted. Most hinges will have a small trough here, meaning you can slide the hinge – and door – to the correct position.
The central screw in the small trough in this hinge can be adjusted to change the height positioning of your doors. Only very slight changes will need to be made to re-position the door – simply loosen the screw to move it down and tighten to move it up. No support is required for the cabinet frontal whilst this adjustment takes place.
Front and Back Adjustment
You can also change how far forwards your cabinet frontals are placed. Adjusting the screw pictured here on both sets of hinges will ensure that the gap between the cabinet and door is equal on the top and bottom. Placing a frontal too close to the cabinet can prohibit it from opening or closing properly.
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