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How Integrating Custom Concealed Hinges Can Class Up Your Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 31, 2022 9:25:29 AM

Custom Concealed Hinges

When designing a modern and luxurious kitchen or bathroom, the last thing a homeowner wants is an obtrusive piece of equipment disrupting the flow and appearance of the room. 

But in rooms with large amounts of cabinetry and appliances, their hinges can do just that. And that’s why many interior designers, appliance manufacturers, and custom cabinetry shops have turned to custom concealed hinges.

If you are looking for an aesthetically-pleasing hinge for your refrigerator design or other hinge application, hidden hinges are the way to go.

From seamless cabinetry design to increased durability and strength, here are the top benefits of integrating custom concealed hinges to class up your design:

Benefits of Custom Concealed Hinges to Class Up Your Design

A hidden hinge (also known as concealed door hinges) is a hinge that can’t be seen when viewing the door from the front and/or side. They are designed to create an aesthetically pleasing and seamless look across a kitchen or bathroom while adding many beneficial features to their design.

Opposed to their off-the-shelf counterparts, compact concealed hinges present many benefits to the style, design, safety, and durability of the appliance or door they're being integrated into: 

Benefit: Sleek Style and Design

We all know the saying “out of sight, out of mind” and for a modern-theme or luxurious kitchen, custom concealed hinges are completely hidden from sight, allowing the end-user to forget it’s there while maintaining its function and safety. 

Concealed hinges can also be integrated directly onto appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, or microwaves so they blend into their surroundings and give a truly seamless and “hidden” design. 

Working in an area with limited space such as a bathroom, reading nook, or alcove? Compact concealed hinges can also create fully customizable cabinetry thanks to the minimal amount of space they take to operate. 

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For stylistic benefits, hidden hinges can be found on a wide variety of appliances and in other applications, including: 

  • Ice makers
  • Freezers
  • Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Wine Coolers
  • Beverage bins
  • Fancy/heavy doors

But style is only as important as the function and safety of the hinge.

Benefit: Safety and Security

Have small children or elderly family members living with you? Concealed hinges can be customized to include both soft-close and self-closing features. 

When integrated into appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, wine coolers, or even ovens, the soft close feature can prevent little or fragile fingers from getting smashed by a heavy appliance lid or door. 

Spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Concealed hinges also provide a greater level of hinge durability, meaning your hinge won’t break with heavy use, or if it’s slightly over-extended or slammed shut. 

Combined with the increased functionality, custom hidden hinges not only provide a sleek and modern feel, but they also protect the end-user and their appliances. 

Integrating Custom Concealed Hinges | Trust The Experts

Finding the right types of hinges for your appliance designs goes a long way toward preserving their longevity, functionality, and safety.

Partnering with an expert hinge manufacturer will ensure that your appliance design -- whether a refrigerator, freezer, oven or anything else -- has the highest quality hinge possible.

Still have questions on how custom concealed hinges can improve your design? Reach out below and ask one of our Motion Control Experts:

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges