Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Hinges - There Are A Lot of Options, So Make Sure You Know What to Buy

One of the most misunderstood cabinet hardware selections are hinges and if you, like most people, think there are only one or two different kinds available, think again.

Really, there are tons of different hinges to choose from that you, or a builder, can install on your cabinetry. It is important to get the right ones for not only aesthetic purposes, but so that things operate to point. Like, when you reach to open that cabinet, you want it to open in a smooth, swift motion. So, to make sure you get the right ones, here is a quick and easy guide into the world of this interesting hardware option.

The first and most basic type of hinges that are out there are surface mounted ones. They are for cabinets that have a face frame where both side of the hinge will be visible from the front of the cabinet. They are available in different style from those that are plain to others that have a highly decorative, ornamental feel.

Another type of hinges available are those of the semi-concealed variety. They are built for cabinets with a face frame where half the fixture is visible on the face frame and the other half is mounted on the back of the cabinet, where you cannot see it.

A third style of hinges that you could go with are ones that are overlaid and have insets. Ones of this kind have a wrap around style that show the hinge pin from the front of the cabinet. They include both partial and full wrap version that can be attached to the back of the cabinet and on the edge or the back of the face frame or side panel.

And, those three options that are mentioned are just the start as to the many that are available since there a plethora of options. Now, it would take forever to go into all the additional options, so here is a list of them that you could easily look up and research on your own on the Internet. They include demountable versions, fully concealed options, European styled selections, butt hinged options, and many, many more.

Speaking of the Internet, it is also a convenient way to do your shopping. How so, well it is because just by the click of the mouse you can have all of these selections right in front of you. It makes it a breeze to compare everything and once you do decide on something, it will be conveniently shipped right to your house. Shopping has never been so easy.

Now that you have a working knowledge when it comes to hinges, you will be able to easily get the right ones if you decide to take on some remodeling projects in your kitchen or bathroom. Remember, there are many to choose from and getting the right ones are important because if you don't, things might not only look bad, but they might not work right either.

Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of a wide variety of online specialty shops that offer both products and information on how you can easily furnish and decorate your space. Whether it's your living, bedroom, or even your deck or patio, there are many tips you can use to make your space both functional and beautiful. Today, she offers advice on how to create a fabulous indoor area by using beautiful cabinet hinges, stunning door hinges, and sturdy hinges.

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