Show your exposed hinges (please)

deedlesOctober 2, 2013

Anyone with exposed hinges, would you show a pic? Never even thought about not having hidden hinges but now I've read a few older threads about them taking up cab shelf space and I'm rethinking the whole thing.

Maybe also a comment about why you picked them over hidden?

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Here are my exposed hinges. The house was built 29 years ago. The house is colonial and I guess they just went with the style. The kitchen has been updated with granite, etc, but cabinets are original. And yes, they are oak, but a medium brown stain, not golden oak. I still like them.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 12:20AM
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I don't have any pictures as I am just picking out cabinets myself. However, read AGK2003's thread "Inset vs overlay cabinets". Jakuvall gives a great detailed explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of both exposed and hidden hinges.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 12:22AM
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here is mine

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 2:47AM
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jstell2008: The cabs we're having built are white oak. I think your cabinets are lovely. Thanks for the pic!

Sherry10: good luck to you picking out your cabs! It can seem impossible at times. I think that thread is one that I read that got me thinking but I'll make sure. Thanks..

phorbin: Thank you for the pic. Guessing you went with exposed hinges for the look with your inset cabs? Love the little niche above your stove, btw.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 8:51AM
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I don't find the hinges to be an issue. If you had a tall glass right against the side of the cabinet, then yes, but chances are you're not going to pack them in that tight. What I do remember is my mother cleaning the hinges periodically on our 1955 kitchen. Even though we had less than 10 cabinets, the last thing she needed was another chore.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 8:53AM
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This post was edited by may_flowers on Thu, Oct 3, 13 at 15:38

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 9:03AM
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Phorbin--do you have other pictures of your kitchen? Very nice.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Here is a link will try to post some up dated pics later

Here is a link that might be useful: phorbin kitchen

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 2:04PM
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