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How to fit kitchen doors

Fitting kitchen cabinet doors

If you want to add character to your kitchen, well chosen doors and drawers are a great way to go about it and using our guide, you’ll understand just how easy it is to fit them to your new kitchen units. It explains how to screw on hinge plates, how to secure cupboard doors and drawer fronts into place, when and how to attach handles. You’ll also find detailed instructions on aligning your doors correctly, and what to do if you need to move them up or down, left or right, in or out.


Doors and drawers should only be fitted after your cabinets have been assembled and installed, so make sure everything is level and secure before you proceed.


Once you have fitted your doors and drawers, you are ready to fit your handles. See our help and advice page for 'how to fit handles to doors and drawers' for further guidance.

Wickes Tip

Keep the blue protective film cover on your doors and drawers for as long as possible to avoid any damage. Once your kitchen build is complete, and your work surface is secure, you will be ready to unveil your new kitchen!


  • Take care when using a screwdriver and make sure you do not overtighten screws, as this can damage your cabinets.

Step by step instructions

Step 1 of fitting a kitchen cabinet door

Screw the hinge plates into the inside of the cabinet. These are usually pre-drilled and many plates come with the screws already inserted.

Step 2 of fitting a kitchen cabinet door

Insert the hinges into the pre-drilled recesses on the door itself, with the fastening facing outwards, and secure using the screws supplied.

Step 3 of fitting a kitchen cabinet door

Position the door on the cabinet, placing the hinge onto the hinge plate and use the screws in the hinges to attach.

Step 4 of fitting a kitchen cabinet door

Tighten the screws to secure the door.

Step 5 of fitting a kitchen cabinet door

To move the door up or down, loosen the screws that hold the hinge plate, adjust and retighten.

Step 6 of fitting a kitchen cabinet door

To move the door in or out, loosen the screws attaching the hinge to the hinge plate, move the door and retighten.