Project Guide

How to Replace Hinges

1
REMOVE OLD DOORS AND HARDWARE
Remove old doors hardware - Replace Hinges

Use a screwdriver or power screwdriver to remove the old doors, hinges, catches and other hardware.

2
POSITION NEW HINGES
Position new hinges - Replace Hinges
  • Set a combination square at the 2-inch mark. 
  • Position the new hinges an equal distance from the top and bottom of the door. 
  • Use a finish nail or an awl to mark the screw locations. 
  • Use a cabinet and drawer installation template to ensure that all of the knobs and/or handles are in the exact location on all doors and drawers.
3
ATTACH HINGES AND HARDWARE
Attach hinges hardware - Replace Hinges
  • Drill pilot holes and attach the hinges with screws. Do not drill all the way through the cabinets. 
  • Mount the new knobs, handles and catches.
4
ATTACH CABINET DOORS
Attach cabinet doors - Replace Hinges
  • Attach the cabinet doors to the frames. 
  • Make sure the doors overlap the openings by an equal amount on all sides. 
  • Allow a 1/8-inch gap between doors that cover a single opening.