How to Measure for these hinges: 1 1/2" overlay hinges
Single door on a single cabinet opening:
Summary (single door on a single opening):
the cabinet opening is: 10" wide by 20" tall
Order a single
cabinet door at: 13" wide by 23" tall
your opening is 10” wide by 20” tall. If I wanted to put 1 door on this
opening we would take 10” and add 1 1/2” to the left and 1 1/2” to the
right. This gets us a 13” wide cabinet door.
You would do the
same with the height as well. Take the 20” opening height and add 1 1/2” to the
bottom, and 1 1/2” to the top. This gets us a 23” tall cabinet door.
you will need to order a door with a width of 13” wide by 23” tall for
this single opening.
Pair of doors on a single cabinet opening:
(pair of doors on a single opening):
If the cabinet opening is:
20" wide by 30" tall
Order a pair of cabinet doors at: 11 1/2"
wide by 33" tall
you have an opening with a pair of doors to be installed, it is
actually very easy to calculate. Say you have an opening of 20” wide by
30” tall. To calculate the width of each door you would take the opening width of 20” and
divide by 2 (two doors). This gets us 10”. Then simply add 1 1/2” to the
width to account for the overlay of the cabinet door which gets us 11 1/2”. The width of each cabinet door you need to order will be 11 1/2”
The height of the cabinet door is calculated the same as it would
be on a single door opening. Take the opening height of 30” and simply
add 1 1/2" to the top, and another 1 1/2" to the bottom to get 33” for the
cabinet door height.
To clarify, for this opening, you will need to
order 2 doors at 11 1/2” wide by 33” tall.
Be sure that you have a 1/4" gap between the doors once
they are installed on the cabinet (only a very slight hairline gap is
needed between a pair of doors covering a single opening). This 1/4" gap
between doors will ensure that the door has room to operate freely
without rubbing other doors and/or objects.