Cabinet Hinges

Cabinet Door Types; Overlay Doors, Inset Doors, and Offset Doors

There are four basic cabinet door hinge types:

  • Overlay cabinet doors (the door is larger than the opening and “lays over” it)
  • Full Inset cabinet doors (the door fits completely in the opening and is flush with the cabinet surface)
  • Partial Inset cabinet doors (part of the door is inset into the opening and part of the door overlays the opening)
  • Offset cabinet doors (very similar to “Inset” however the hinge is surface mounted and all of it is visible.)