Adjusting Blum Kitchen Cabinet Hinges

If you want to update your kitchen with new cabinets, using Blum hinges is a good choice. These high-quality hinges provide maximum functionality and style but can be challenging to install. This article will guide you through the process of adjusting Blum kitchen cabinet hinges step by step.

Before you start, make sure you have all necessary tools and materials, including a level, screwdriver or drill, pencil, ruler, square, adjustable wrench, lock pliers, and sandpaper (optional).

To install the hinges, follow these steps:

  1. Mark a straight line on the underside of each cabinet door where you want to position the hinge. Use a level to ensure that the line is perfectly straight and parallel to the floor.
  2. Remove the doors from their frames using a screwdriver or drill.
  3. Adjust the height of the hinges by using an adjustable wrench to tighten or loosen the hinge pin. The hinge should be adjusted so that the door is flush with the cabinet frame when closed.
  4. Install the doors back into the frames, making sure they’re level and securely fastened.
  5. Adjust the angle of the hinges using a square and pencil. Use a lock pliers to tighten the hinge pins at each corner of the cabinet door until the hinges are flush with the cabinet frame when closed.
  6. Sand any rough edges or areas where the hinges might interfere with the door closing smoothly.

When adjusting the angle of the hinges, use a square and pencil for accuracy to ensure proper alignment with the cabinet frame. It’s also important to measure the height of your cabinets carefully before installing the hinges to avoid any issues with the overall look and functionality of your kitchen.

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