Replacement kitchen cupboard doors

  1. reb78 Member

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    I want to replace the cupboard doors on the kitchen units on our cottage.

    The current floor unit doors are 720mm in height. Lots of the replacements seem to be 716mm. Will the difference be noticeable? It needs to look nice as we rent it out but I don't want to spend a fortune (maybe in a few years when it has earnt some money).
     
  2. Other Daniel

    Other Daniel Member

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    If you hang them so that the bottom edges are flush with the bottom edges of the cabinets, the 4mm difference should be sufficiently hidden by the overhang of the worktop.
    They would still look right, anyway, as they would all have the same difference; therefore giving the illusion that they're supposed to be like that.

    ATB,
    Daniel
     
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  3. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    You won't notice.
    Standard cab height is 720 usually hence the 716.
     
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  4. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    716 is correct for a 720 carcass, the width will be reduced in a similar manner
     
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  5. reb78 Member

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    Whats the correct way to measure the carcass (i.e. internal or external measurements?)? I simply measured the doors themselves. The width seems to match whats available.

    These are probably 20 years old if that makes any difference
     
  6. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    External mate. Either get them undrilled for hinges and use an existing door as a template or double check the positions they will come drilled in.
    Been caught out with customers ordering pre drilled doors before
     
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  7. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    measure external sizes
     
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