Kitchen Tips

How to measure your kitchen doors & hinge holes

How to measure your kitchen doors & hinge holes

Follow these simple steps to ensure that your measurements for your replacement kitchen doors and drawer fronts are correct.

  • Always work in millimetres – here at the Kitchens 4U Online our online ordering process works in millimetres, having to convert from inches to millimetres can cause inaccuracies.
  • Be methodical – for example, start by measuring all of your wall unit doors, then do your base unit doors, then finish with your drawer fronts, this way will ensure you do not accidentally miss a door or drawer front from your order. Do not measure the cabinets as they will be bigger than the actual doors.
  • Open the door or drawer and measure from the inside. This is because the back sides of kitchen doors and drawer fronts are usually flat so you will be able to get an accurate measurement.
  • Measure the height first and then the width. As a general rule, the height is the longer length on as this is also the side the hinge holes will be drilled on to

If you require hinge holes to be drilled into your doors for hanging

After you have measured each kitchen door you should measure the distance from the top of the door to the centre of the hinge hole and do the same for the bottom.

If these distances are the same then your replacement kitchen door is universal hanging meaning you can turn it over and it can be hung on the left or the right hand side.

However, if these distances are different then you need to specify when ordering that your door is either left or right hanging and ensure you put the distances from top and bottom in the correct order.

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