Published at Monday, September 24th 2018, 07:15:36 AM. Cabinet Styles. By Karianne Molen.
Every once in a while all of us have been inhibited with trying to adjust a customer's kitchen or restroom cabinet doors that will not close. Generally are numerous reasons for this. Perhaps I can address your particular situation and offer a solution to the problem.
If you are working with a "freestanding" cupboard that is not fastened to the wall, your trouble might be that the cabinet is racked out of kilter. Push on the top left or right side of the unit and see if it helps the situation any. If it does, you will certainly need to place shims underneath the bottom of one corner of the cabinet. This is going to be a process of trial and also error to get the unit situated correctly. If it is setting on carpet, the culprit may be the tack strip that is mounted right next to the wall.
The Doors Closes But One Nook Sticks Out
This particular problem commonly will involve the top or bottom hinge being adjusted too far out or in. If it is the top corner of the door that is sticking out, then either the upper hinge must have to be adjusted in toward the cupboard face or the bottom hinge must be moved out away from the cabinet face.
Older Wood Cupboard Doors
Many of the older style wood door kitchen cabinets were designed to have magnetic catches installed to keep the doors closed. Look to see if you have them on any of the interior areas of your cabinets. The door that is not staying closed may either need a new catch or the existing one slightly adjusted.
Something Inside of the Cabinet is Sticking Out
Surprisingly, sometimes there might be a dish that is just slightly too deep for the cabinet and the door hits it. Usually it takes a limited amount of tools to adjust cabinet doors. A Phillip's or flat-head screwdriver is about all that is required. In a case where you need to install magnetic catches an electric or cordless drill will help make the task go easier. If you are dealing with a clicking set of hinges, you will most definitely need to have a power drill on hand.