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Everything You Need to Know about Concealed Hinges

Table of Content

  1. What Are Concealed Hinges?
  2.  Advantages of Concealed Hinges
  3.  What Are Concealed Hinges Used For?
  4.  Prices of Concealed Hinges
  5.  Which Concealed Hinge Should You Use?
  6.  5 Best Concealed Hinges
  7.  FAQ About Concealed Hinges

What Are Concealed Hinges?

Concealed hinges (also known as invisible hinges, hidden hinges, and Euro hinges) are hinges that are placed flush inside the cabinet door to conceal the position of the hinge. People like using hidden hinges because they can provide a smooth surface for the appearance of the kitchen cabinet. There are many different types of concealed hinges with various appearances and uses.

inset cabinet hingesAdvantages of Concealed Hinges

There are many advantages of concealed hinges when being used in cabinets. Apart from their purely aesthetic value, their main benefit is that it is easy to adjust the position of the cabinet door by turning the adjustment screws of the hinge. They are commonly used for entrance doors, interior doors, cabinets, and furniture. These types of hinges are used in almost every home. The significant advantages of concealed hinges are as follows.

  • Invisible

As its name suggests, a concealed hinge has a perfect design to be “invisible.” When you close the cabinet, you will not see the hinge at all. The hinge is completely hidden and is not exposed to the outside of the cabinet, which avoids oxidation and keeps out dust.

  • Self-closing

When selecting concealed hinge, professional hinge dealers or wholesalers will also consider the force structure of the hinge. In this perspective, cabinet door hinges can be divided into two common types: one-way and two-way. They are self-closing when the door is pushed to a certain angle without any additional effort. Some cabinet doors that are not fitted with these hinges will not close completely and won’t stay closed.

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  • Adjustable

There are three ways to adjust cabinet concealed hinges: the side-to-side adjustment, the up and down adjustment, and the in and out adjustment. To learn more, please refer to the guide on how to adjust self-closing cabinet hinges.

  • Silent

As the BMW of hinges, the concealed hinge can be used in many places. It can not only be self-closing but also soft-closing. The way we distinguish the type is to see whether the hinge is equipped with a hydraulic mechanism. Hydraulic concealed hinges ensure that the doors close silently and prevent a bang. It is useful and necessary in homes with newborn children.

  • Easy to install and remove

Are concealed hinges easy to install? How do you adjust the concealed hinge? How do you install a concealed hinge? As long as you have a screwdriver, you can solve all of them. After all, it will cost you a lot in developed countries like the USA to hire a professional staff.

What Are Concealed Hinges Used For?

As mentioned above, a concealed hinge can effectively prevent itself from oxidation and dust. If you want your cabinets to look clean, choose concealed hinges and you will save a lot of time cleaning. Concealed hinges are more popular in frameless or face-frame cabinets in European-style kitchens and bathrooms. However, if you are very concerned about the price, then it may not be an ideal option for you. It retails at a higher price than traditional hinges.

Of course, if you are a supplier, then the price is not a disadvantage of concealed hinges. You can get factory prices from a factory like Venace. The more your purchase volume is, the cheaper the price you can get. 

It is also the perfect choice for a home with a newborn. Mounting concealed hinges with a hydraulic mechanism helps reduce domestic noise and brings a more quiet living environment.

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Prices of Concealed Hinges

Hidden hinges come in a wide range of prices and vary from brand to brand. But the hinge price largely depends on its material and construction. Judging by Amazon sales, concealed hinges are in very high demand as a household necessity.

We have selected 10 hot-selling concealed hinges with a relatively high number of reviews from Amazon for your consideration. Please note that the prices below are in no particular order, and they may differ from the prices shown on Amazon when you read this article. You can check the prices again if you are highly interested in some concealed hinges types.

The prices of the following concealed cabinet hinges are the prices at the time of writing this blog. The specific prices are based on the prices in the Amazon search results. This is only for reference.

No. Concealed Hinge Name Brand Price Pieces
1 KONIGEEHRE 20 Pack Soft Close Cabinet Door Hinges for 1/2″ Partial Overlay Cupboard, 100 Degree Opening Angle, Stainless Concealed Kitchen Cabinet Hinges with Mounting Screws and Manual KONIGEEHRE $34.99 20
2 Ravinte 60 Pack 30 Pairs 1/2 inch Overlay Soft Close Hinges for Kitchen Cabinet Hinges Satin Nickel Hidden Hinges Stainless Steel Concealed Hinge self Closing Ravinte $88.99 60
3 Alamic Invisible Hinges Concealed Door Hinge Heavy Duty Hidden Hinge 3-D Adjustable – Black -1 Pair Alamic $69.99 2
4 Lancher 4-Pack Hinge Easy Installation Hinges Cabinet Hinge for Drawer Window Cupboard Cabinet Door Hinges Lancher $13.99 4
5 Goldenwarm 20pack Soft Close Cabinet Hinges, 1/2inch Overlay Kitchen Cabinet Hinges, Self Closing Cabinet Door Hinges Concealed Satin Nickel for Face Frame & Frameless Cabinets Goldenwarm $35.99 20
6 Berta (1 Piece ) 135 Degree Full Overlay, Concealed Frameless Lazy Susan Corner Kitchen Cabinet/Bi-Folding Cabinet Door Hinges with Screws Berta $8.11 1
7 FURNIWARE 10 Pieces Soft Closing Cabinet Hinges, 1-5/16 inch Overlay Cabinet Hardware Hinges Nickel Plated- 105 Degree FURNIWARE $17.99 10
8 Probrico CHHS09 Soft Opening Face Frame Mounting Concealed Hinges,1 Pair Probrico $7.34 2
9 DecoBasics Full Overlay Soft Close Cabinet Hinges for Kitchen Cabinets (10 Pcs) -105° Frameless Concealed Cabinet Door Hinge -3 Way Adjustability -Clip on Plate & Matching Screw for Easy Installation DecoBasics $21.99 10
10 JQK Cabinet Hinges, 100 Degree Soft Closing Full Overlay Door Hinge for Frameless Cabinets, Stainless Steel Nickel Plated Finish, 4 Pack, CH100-P4 JQK $11.99 4

When purchasing hinges in bulk, the price does not exceed US$1. For retailers, the profit margin is very large. If you are a hardware distributor or wholesaler, feel free to come to Venace for a quote. If you buy over 100,000 pieces of the concealed hinge, the cost of a hinge will be no more than $0.50.

Note: The concealed cabinet hinge price is constantly changing as the price of its raw material fluctuates. It is quite normal that the price goes up today and goes down tomorrow. Hinge manufacturers tend to store steel in advance but will not stock up on a large quantity. When you receive a quotation from a concealed hinge manufacturer, pay attention to the price validity date on it. Otherwise, after you have reached an agreement after negotiating the terms and conditions, prices may change abruptly in response to market conditions.

Which Concealed Hinge Should You Use?

Following this guide, you can solve the confusion of which concealed hinge to choose in 2 steps.

(1) Consider the structure of your cabinet

There are two types of cabinets: face-frame cabinets and frame-less cabinets. A face-frame cabinet is also called an American cabinet. It is a type of cabinet with a frame fixed to the cabinets’ front edges. The face-frame hinges are mounted on the frame. Frameless cabinets, on the other hand, are cabinets with an open front. They are sometimes called European-style cabinets, inside which the hinges are mounted.

(2) Consider the type of cabinet door

There are three common types of cabinet door: Full Overlay, Half Overlay, Inset


  • Full overlay

There will be a relatively large angle between the door panel and the side panel when the door is open. Such type of door can cover completely the cabinet box. For full overlay doors, one of the most common hinges is a full overlay concealed hinge.

  • Half overlay

In half overlay, there is a visible gap between the door and the side of the cabinet. When the door is closed, a half overlay cabinet door covers most of the cabinet box. And it leaves the edge of the cabinet face frame exposed when the door is open. Half overlay cabinets are usually the cheapest type. For these doors, half overlay concealed hinges are the ideal options.

  • Inset

An inset cabinet consists of an exposed inside cabinet face frame and a flush door. As with full overlay doors, there is no gap when the door is closed. It provides a smooth and “hidden” front when the cabinet door is closed. For inset cabinets, you can use an inset concealed hinge to fit the frame and the cabinet box.

5 Best Concealed Hingesin Amazon

For your reference, here are the five most popular concealed hinges with more than 500 Amazon reviews as follows.

  • FURNIWARE 10 Pieces Soft Closing Cabinet Hinges


Source: Amazon – FURNIWARE

With a built-in soft-close system, this hinge is made of cold-rolled steel and it is adjustable in three directions. You only need to turn the screw to adjust the position of the hinge.  

Cup diameter: 35 mm;

Cup depth: 12.7 mm;

Cup holes distance: 45 mm;

Maximum opening angle: 105°.

It is available in a wide range of sizes and pack sizes. There is a total of 1577 reviews, of which 77% are five stars.

  • KONIGEEHRE 20 Pack Soft Close Cabinet Door Hinges

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Source: Amazon – KONIGEEHRE

This Konigeehre concealed hinge is a stainless hinge with a soft-close mechanism. It is suitable for face frames and frameless cabinets and easy to install. At the time I am writing this article, there are1790 ratings of this product in the shop, with 69% of 5-star ratings.

  • Ravinte 60 Pack 30 Pairs 1/2 inch Overlay Soft Close Hinges


Source: Amazon – Ravinte

Similar to the FURNIWARE, this soft-close hinge is designed to help you say goodbye to the banging noise and the slamming when opening the doors. It is very easy to install with the equipped 3-way adjustment screws. After installation, you could turn the screws until it fits the door. It is worthwhile, user-friendly, and cost-effective.  

  • Probrico CHHS09 Soft Opening Face Frame Mounting Concealed Hinges

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Source: Amazon – ProbricoThe Probrico concealed hinge is relatively economical. It has a cup the size of 35mm*11.5mm and is designed for a 14 to 26 mm thick door. It is suitable for kitchen cabinet doors, wardrobes, TV cabinets, bookcases, wine coolers, etc. Its shape is often referred to as a butterfly base hinge. Venace also produces hinges of this shape. This Probrico concealed hinge has received a total of 2689 reviews, 74% of which are five stars.

  • JQK Cabinet Hinges

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Source: Amazon – JQK

This soft-closing concealed hinge of high-strength construction is made of rustproof stainless steel (1.2 mm T). It is ideal for use in wet and dry environments. The hinge is also known as a butterfly hinge due to its airplane-shaped base. The hinge cup size is 35mm * 12mm, suitable for a door thickness of 14 to 22 mm. There are 4 holes in the mounting plate so we also call this hinge 4 holes butterfly base concealed hinge. This JQK concealed hinge has received 1195 reviews on Amazon, 65% of which are 5-star reviews.

FAQs About Concealed Hinges

1. About cabinet concealed hinge troubleshooting

Q1: How to install concealed hinges?

Q2: How to measure a concealed hinge?

Q3: How to install concealed hinges on old cabinets?

Q4: How to install inset concealed hinges?

Q5: How to remove cabinet doors with concealed hinges?

Q6: How to choose concealed cabinet hinges?

In our blog series of concealed hinges in Venace, we have listed troubleshooting and solutions for your reference. You could also leave a message on the page. Our hinge experts will help solve your problems and provide ideal solutions to you.

2. Before cabinet concealed hinge purchasing

Q1: Soft closing and self-closing concealed hinge, are they different?

A1: Yes, they are two different types of concealed hinge. Most hinges are self-closing. And the soft close feature mainly depends on whether the hinge has a hydraulic mechanism or not. Generally hinges with a soft close system will be relatively expensive.

Q2: Are these concealed hinges suitable for cabinets with face frames?

A2: Choose full overlay, half overlay, or inset hinges based on your cabinet type and door types. There is more information in the fifth part of this article.

Q3: What is the difference between the slide-on concealed hinge and the clip-on concealed hinge?

A3: Usually, we call hinges without damping the slide-on type. The base can be slid out by loosening the screws. As for the clip-on type of hinge, the mounting base is removable but can not be slid out.

kitchen hardware manufacturer - Venace

Founded in 2011, Venace has 11 years of manufacturing experience in the hardware industry. Its products include drawer slides, concealed hinges, cabinet pull-out baskets, kitchen cabinet organizers, etc. Over the years, our customers are more than satisfied with us. It is price and quality. More importantly, we can look at needs and problems from the perspective of customers, helping customers reduce their worries and worries so that customers can save time and worry. At present, we have more than 150 patents, 8 trademarks, and 8 Copyrights. Our customers are in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, our production base covers an area of ​​more than 80,000 square meters, integrating R&D, OEM manufacturing, and packaging. Our advantages include:
· 10+ automated production lines.
· Powerful production capacity: 14.4 million hinges and 5 million pairs of drawer slides per month.
· Strict quality control through ISO 9001 certification.
If you are a concealed hinge distributor or furniture accessory distributor or wholesaler, please send us an inquiry.

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