Home decor styles can become outdated very quickly, especially in the kitchen. Practically overnight, the colors, appliances, countertops, and cabinets can look old. Have you noticed cabinets with visible hinges are all in older-looking kitchens? And if it’s been a while since you’ve renovated your kitchen cabinets, you need to become familiar with the latest features to make your kitchen stylish. One of these fresh features is European Hinges.

Hinges

European hinges, commonly known as the “invisible hinge” or “concealed hinge,” is a modern form of cabinet hinge that, upon closing the cabinet door, becomes invisible providing a sleek and clean look to a kitchen. You cannot see the hinges on the exterior of the cabinet. These hinges are mounted on the inside of the cabinet so they can be used for a wide selection of door types.

Bulky, traditional metal hinges work well for rustic styling, but can disrupt the smooth surface of some cabinets, plus they may also collect dirt, dust, and moisture. This quality of being hidden makes these hinges a great updated design choice for any kitchen or bathroom.

Hearing a high-pitched squeak or creak isn’t an issue with European hinges when the cabinet door is opened and shut. These hinges never need to be oiled because there is no metal against metal contact – making them silent when used. With the soft-closure feature, European hinges also don’t let the door bang shut.

Door Knobs & Drawer Pulls

Knobs and pulls are the quickest and easiest to update a kitchen. Metal colors frequently change with kitchen styles. One year brass will be hot; next year, brushed nickel is the style. Without changing the kitchen cabinets (an expensive proposition), you can change their look by changing the hardware. Cabinet and drawer hardware comes in a wide variety of styles and price ranges. Anyone can afford this change, plus this is a definite Do-It-Yourself job.

Talk to a Professional to Learn More

Work with a design professional (free at local home stores), as they not only can help you select the best hinge and hardware solutions, but also help with any questions about installing them correctly. You can create a neat and sleek, finished look of your kitchen space by installing making some small changes.

For more information on updating your kitchen cabinets, contact at 919-339-7300.