At Cabinet Doors 'N' More, we serve everyone from contractors performing large-scale remodels to homeowners saving money with their first DIY repair. Whether it's your first time working with cabinets or you need a refresher, we've prepared a simple guide for getting the right size cabinet doors. Using these steps, you can take measurements using a current cabinet door, or measure the cabinet opening to create a new door with the correct overlap and order the right cabinet door hinges for framed or frameless cabinetry.
To measure cabinet doors for the kitchen, bath or any room, you need a good tape measure and something to take notes on. Measure to the closest 1/16 of an inch for both width and height for doors made in just the right size. We recommend measuring at least twice for accuracy as our doors are custom made to the specific measurements you provide.
Partial Overlay is what you generally find in a home with builder-grade kitchen cabinets. This overlay leaves 1” of the face frame exposed around the doors/drawers.
Full Overlay is a more modern style for upgraded kitchen cabinets. The cabinet doors and drawer fronts cover most of the cabinet’s face frame, leaving ¼” of the cabinet frame exposed.
If you want to replace your current doors with a new updated style, and plan on using the same size hinges you have today (most common sizes are 1/2" and 1 1/4" overlay hinges), open your cabinet door or drawer front and measure using the backside of the cabinet door/drawer front for accuracy. Take the width first and then the height and be sure to measure twice. We need the actual measurements of the cabinet door down to 1/16".
Measuring to fit a cabinet opening includes a few extra steps to get the doors made in the right sizes for your remodel or renovation:
Cabinet Opening (for both cabinet doors and drawer fronts)
Example from the above image: If you're measuring a cabinet opening 15 inches wide and 27 inches tall and wanted to achieve a 1/2 inch overlay, you would add 1" to the width and height of cabinet opening and order a cabinet door 16 inches wide and 28 inches tall. Your desired door overlay may vary, so please take that into account when calculating your overall measurements.
Plug in the width of your cabinet opening, then the height of the cabinet opening and then add the cabinet overlay you would like for your cabinet doors. Once the overlay is chosen, the dimensions of the cabinet doors are shown. If you change the overlay, the cabinet door dimensions will change.
Double doors add utility and visual appeal to any set of cabinets. If you would like to install double cabinet doors over a single cabinet opening, we will help you get the perfect fit. We recommend using the following calculation based on the most common 1/2 inch door overlay. If you want a more significant overlap (overlay), be sure to account for it in your math.
To get accurate measurements for double doors over a single opening:
If you want double doors on a cabinet opening 24 inches wide by 30 inches high and using 1/2" overlay, here are the measurements:
To measure for an inset cabinet doors - doors that are 'inset' to the cabinet frame - measure the cabinet opening and then subtract 1/8" from both the width and height of the cabinet opening so the doors have a proper gap.
INSET CABINET DOOR EXAMPLE:
Formula: Width - 1/4" x Height - 1/4"
Cabinet opening measurement of 16" W x 34" H
Inset cabinet door sizes: 16" W - 1/4" x 34” H - 1/4" = 15 3/4" W x 33 3/4" H
Note: Inset cabinet doors take a specific inset hinge that CDNM does not offer.
IKEA cabinets is a company with several stores in the USA that makes European or frameless ready-to-assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets. Cabinet Doors 'N' More replacement cabinet doors will fit with IKEA cabinets but you must use a specific IKEA cabinet hinge (UTRUSTA) that will work with the frameless cabinet box and our cabinet door hinge boring.
Our hinge drilling procedure is meant for Concealed European style hinges. The center recess measures 35mm in diameter and is bored into the back of the cabinet door. The custom made cabinet door will be drilled at the standard placement based on its size. Hinge boring will always be on the height side of the cabinet door.
If you are looking at the front of the cabinet/door, keep in mind on you will open the cabinet door. If the cabinet door swings to the left, the hinge hole will be bored on the left side of the cabinet door. If the cabinet door swings to the right, the hinge hole will be bored on the right side of the cabinet door.
Note: "Square" panel cabinet doors can take either right or left hinge boring as the door can be flipped to fit either side of your cabinet.
Note: If you are ordering arched or cathedral raised panel cabinet doors, you need to specify specifically for left or right hinge boring.
Wood Cabinet Doors
Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) Cabinet Doors
Just like a cabinet door, taking accurate measurements for cabinet drawer fronts is simple, with processes similar to those above. If you plan on replacing a existing drawer front with a new style or wood species, all we need you to do is measure the backside of the drawer front for width and height to the nearest 1/16th.
Existing cabinet drawer fronts may not always be available. With two simple steps, we'll help you get precise measurements for an attractive fit. Drawer overlay is the amount of material that extends beyond the cabinet opening and rests against the cabinet surfaces. In the industry, 1/2 inch is standard. Learn how to measure the size of a drawer front using an empty space in two simple steps:
If you want to check your numbers before placing your order, give us a call and we'll be happy to help.
With accurate measurements, you're ready to place your order. We've streamlined our process for fast and simple product customization. To order new cabinet doors:
At Cabinet Doors 'N' More, we manufacture in the U.S. and ship factory-direct straight to you, with most orders shipping out in approx. 20 business days.
For help taking measurements, or to speak to an expert about placing an order, please contact us or call 844-915-1150.