Kitchen Door FAQs2023-09-18T14:27:47+00:00

Kitchen Doors: Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions, answered

We recognise that getting the kitchen cabinet doors you really want can be difficult to understand due to the nature of our products. With that in mind, we’ve listed some of the common questions we are asked for your convenience. Still have a question? no matter, get in touch!


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Are backlit splash-backs trending?2024-01-05T10:11:50+00:00

Yes, illuminated splash-backs are on the rise and can really make a statement in your kitchen. Not only do they look stunning they are also extremely functional by providing easy maintenance and ticking all the boxes for task lighting and ambient lighting solutions. Using materials such as Corian for a backlit splash-back are ideal. Check out this example of a backlit spash-back.

Is wood grain trending for kitchen cabinets?2024-01-05T10:00:21+00:00

Wood grain kitchen cabinets are a trending right now as they can add a nature inspired warmth to modern kitchens. However to avoid a dated look consider using feature panels to lift and create features that draw the eye to certain kitchen areas. Bleached-out wood colours and white oak are popular choices for organic beauty. Expect contrasting cabinet colours that create dramatic tones to rise during 2024.

What is the most popular kitchen layout for 2024?2024-01-04T16:46:27+00:00

The L-shaped layout remains popular due to its efficiency and adaptability, with the addition of kitchen islands for extra workspace and storage. Kitchens are now more popular for socialising, entertaining and day to day family life. They therefore need to perform in more areas than simply food preparation which means open plan designs are popular.

Is there a shift in kitchen lighting trends?2024-01-04T16:39:24+00:00

Yes, there’s a move towards layered lighting with a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting. Ambient Lighting: This is the general, overall lighting of the kitchen intended to illuminate the entire space uniformly. Task Lighting: As the name suggests, task lighting is focused on specific areas where tasks are performed, such as food preparation, cooking, and cleaning. Accent Lighting: This type of lighting is used to highlight certain features or create visual interest in the kitchen. It’s more about aesthetics than functionality.

Smart lighting systems are also gaining popularity, typically controlled by voice, smart phones or motion detection. They not only make life more convenient and efficient but can also contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.

What types of kitchen storage solutions are trending?2024-01-04T15:55:40+00:00

Custom storage solutions like pull-out larders, corner drawers, and integrated appliance garages are popular for maximising space and reducing clutter. Modern kitchens tend to incorporate easy access internal storage solutions to help create a minimalist look without reducing functionality.

Are sustainable materials important in current kitchen designs?2024-01-04T15:52:42+00:00

Indeed, there’s an increasing focus on eco-friendly materials, such as sustainably sourced timber and recycled materials, reflecting a broader trend towards sustainability in home design.

What are the most popular styles for kitchen cabinet doors in 2024?2024-01-04T15:51:13+00:00

Shaker-style doors remain popular for their timeless, classic look. Flat-panel and j-pull handleless style doors in matte finishes are gaining more and more popularity for a more modern aesthetic that is easy to maintain

Is there a preferred sink style for contemporary kitchens?2024-01-05T09:50:25+00:00

The best sink styles for modern kitchens depends on personal preferrences but  under-mount sinks are often favoured for their sleek appearance and ease of cleaning. Farmhouse sinks are also popular for adding a rustic element to both traditional and modern kitchens. Sinks can also be made from worktop materials such as quartz which are also a popular choice.

Is it easy to replace wardrobe doors?2024-01-02T15:02:29+00:00

The complexity of replacing wardrobe doors can vary significantly based on the type. Sliding doors, for instance, might require more precise alignment and the installation of tracks, whereas hinged doors might only need new hinges and alignment. Replacing like for like hinged doors is a relatively simple process with basic tools like a screwdriver, drill, level and tape measure. Larger, or heavy doors may require two people to handle safely. Even straightforward installations can take time, particularly if you’re learning as you go. Patience and careful attention to detail are important. If you’re not confident in your DIY abilities or if the installation seems complex, it might be worth hiring a professional.


Why are sliding wardrobe doors so popular?2024-01-02T14:50:08+00:00

Sliding wardrobe doors are ideal for saving space. They don’t require extra room for opening like traditional hinged doors, making them perfect for smaller bedrooms or tight spaces. This feature allows for more flexible furniture arrangement and efficient use of available space. Sliding wardrobe doors often have a contemporary look that can add a modern touch to any bedroom. Their sleek design and clean lines are in line with current interior design trends, appealing to a wide range of tastes.

Are made to measure wardrobes a good idea?2024-01-02T14:42:05+00:00

One of the most significant benefits of made to measure wardrobes is that they are tailored to fit the exact dimensions of your bedroom space. This is especially useful for non-standard sizes, irregular shapes, or if your home has unique architectural features. Because they are custom-made, these doors can help make the most of available space. This is particularly beneficial in smaller or awkwardly-shaped rooms where every inch counts.

How do I maintain my wardrobe doors?2023-11-07T13:14:24+00:00

To maintain wardrobe doors, it does vary by material. however, most wardrobe doors can be kept in top condition with regular dusting and gentle cleaning using a soft cloth and non-abrasive cleaner. Keeping on top of cleaning help ensure your wardrobe doors will last for many years to come.

Are there different finishes and colours available for wardrobe doors?2023-11-07T13:16:40+00:00

Yes, wardrobe doors come in various finishes and colours. Popular colour choices include light and neutral tones to help in creating a calming and inviting atmosphere. Many finishes are available including matt, super-matt, satin and gloss.  You can also choose custom paint colours and select a finish that complements your bedroom’s design.

Can I get custom-made wardrobe doors to fit my specific wardrobe dimensions?2023-11-07T13:18:43+00:00

Yes, we offer made-to-measure wardrobe doors to fit your exact dimensions, ensuring a perfect fit and a tailored look for your wardrobe. We can even colour match your wardrobe carcass if required.

Why should I replace my wardrobe doors instead of buying a new wardrobe?2023-11-07T13:22:54+00:00

Replacing wardrobe doors is a cost-effective solution that allows you to refresh the look of your wardrobe without the expense of purchasing an entirely new one. It’s also less disruptive and quicker than a full wardrobe replacement. Instead of going with the same colour or finish, why not try something new? Make a room lighter or darker and completely change the mood with custom wardrobe doors.

Are sliding wardrobes better than doors?2023-11-07T13:20:41+00:00

Whether sliding wardrobes or hinged doors are “better” depends on your room layout, design preferences, and how you intend to use the wardrobe. Sliding wardrobes are ideal for space-saving and modern aesthetics, while hinged doors offer more convenience for full access and greater design variety. Sliding wardrobe doors require more maintenance. Ultimately, the choice should be based on your specific needs and the overall design of your bedroom.

Are Shaker kitchen doors more expensive?2023-07-31T11:21:47+00:00

Shaker kitchen doors can vary in price depending on the material and quality. However, in general, Shaker kitchen doors are not necessarily more expensive than other types of kitchen doors. The cost will depend on factors such as the supplier, customisation options, and any additional features or finishes.

Are shaker kitchen doors going out of style?2023-07-31T11:19:25+00:00

If you are concerned about longevity of the style, don’t be. Shaker kitchen doors are a classic and timeless choice that never goes out of style. Their simple and clean design has been popular for decades and continues to be a popular choice for homeowners.

Why are Shaker Style Kitchen Doors so popular?2023-07-31T11:16:50+00:00

Shaker kitchen doors are popular for several reasons. Firstly, they have a classic and timeless design that can fit into any style of kitchen. Secondly, they are known for their durability and high-quality craftsmanship. Lastly, their simplicity and clean lines make them versatile and easy to incorporate into various kitchen designs.

What is a Shaker Style Kitchen Door?2023-07-31T11:15:09+00:00

Shaker style kitchen doors are characterised by their simple and clean design. They typically have a recessed panel with a square or rectangular frame. This style originated from the Shaker religious community in the 18th century and has since become a popular choice for kitchen cabinets and doors due to its timeless and versatile look.

Are Shaker Kitchen Doors Still in Style?2023-07-31T11:12:53+00:00

Shaker kitchen doors are a classic and timeless choice that have remained popular for many years. While some may argue that they are dated, others appreciate their simplicity and versatility. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and the overall style of your kitchen.

When were Shaker kitchen Doors invented?2023-07-31T11:11:40+00:00

Shaker kitchen doors were invented in the mid-18th century by the Shaker religious community in America. The Shakers believed in simplicity and functionality, and their kitchen doors reflected these principles with their clean lines and minimalist design. Today, Shaker kitchen doors are still popular for their timeless style and versatility.

How much are replacement kitchen doors?2023-07-07T11:30:20+00:00

Prices for replacement kitchen doors depends on the size, colour and finish of your doors and drawers. Prices start from as little as £17 but for an accurate quotation let us know your measurements and preferred style along with the quantity and we’ll be happy to provide a quotation.

Replacement cabinet Doors for kitchen?2023-07-07T11:23:34+00:00

We don’t just supply replacement cabinet doors for kitchens, we can supply cabinets, doors, drawers and accessories for bathrooms, studies and home-offices. Choose from a wide range of styles and your preferred size, colour and finish. Finishes include matt, supermatt, gloss and satin. Antibacterial finishes are also available.

Made to measure kitchen cupboard doors2023-07-07T11:16:18+00:00

We supply made to measure kitchen cupboard doors to your exact requirements. Choose your style from j-pull, bevel, shaker or slab and then your preferred size, colour and finish. Finishes include matt, supermatt, gloss and satin. We also supply plinths, kick-boards, cornice, permit and panels. We also manufacture curved kitchen doors.

Which kitchen cabinets should be installed first?2023-05-26T10:06:47+00:00

It is recommended to start with the upper cabinets first, as they are easier to install and will not be in the way of the base cabinets. Using this method means the lower cabinets are less likely to incur damage when installing the upper ones.

What is the standard depth of a kitchen carcass?2023-05-26T10:02:37+00:00

The standard depth of a kitchen carcass (also known as a cabinet) is typically around 60cm which allows for standard countertop depth and provides ample storage space.

What is the standard thickness of a kitchen carcass?2023-05-26T09:57:32+00:00

The standard thickness of a kitchen carcass (also known as a cabinet box) is typically around 18mm to 20mm. However, you may choose a thicker option for added durability and stability. It’s important to consider the thickness and quality of the carcass when choosing kitchen cabinets, as it can affect the overall strength and longevity of your kitchen.

What is the standard kitchen carcass height?2023-05-26T09:52:46+00:00

The standard height of a kitchen worktop is around 900mm or 90cm, measured from the floor to the top surface of the worktop.

What size is a kitchen unit carcass?2023-05-26T09:48:35+00:00

The most common standard kitchen door size is 60cm. However, widths of 30cm, 35cm, 40cm, 45cm, 50cm, 70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 100cm are also considered standard sized carcasses. Generally, 60cm kitchen units are fitted with one door, while the larger sizes often have two.

Do drawers come fully built into the carcases with their drawer front and handle delivered all ready to fit?2023-05-26T08:17:56+00:00

Yes, you can have everything made up and ready for the carcase to drop into place.


What are the benefits of soft close doors?2023-05-26T07:56:42+00:00

Soft close kitchen doors have several benefits, including reducing noise and wear and tear and cabinet hinges. They also prevent slamming, which can be dangerous for small children and pets. Additionally, soft close doors can add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home.


What are the benefits of soft close drawers?2023-05-26T07:54:27+00:00

Soft close kitchen drawers have several benefits, including reducing noise and wear and tear. They also prevent slamming, which can be dangerous for small children and pets. Additionally, soft close drawers can add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home.


Can you replace just kitchen drawers?2023-07-07T10:06:21+00:00

Yes, you can. We would need full dimensions for the drawers, then we send you a quotation by email for a brand-new drawer box to replace the broken drawer.


What type of hinges are used on kitchen cabinets?2023-05-25T17:03:29+00:00

One of the most commonly used types is the sprung hinge; This normally has a slow close mechanism integrated into the hinge and is totally invisible from the front. It is also adjustable and easy to replace.

The other type of hinge is the butt hinge. This is used less these days, but is still popular in a traditional kitchen.


How to choose kitchen hinges?2023-05-25T17:02:08+00:00

You should check the diameter of the hole in the door that your current hinge sits in. These are usually 35mm. It’s important to measure the hole in the door and not the hinge itself as the hinge may be slightly smaller.


How do I send measurements for a price?2023-07-06T11:02:17+00:00

The best way is to send an email with a list or a full drawing of all your sizes on and what type of doors, finish, handles and any other more awkward pieces you require and we will send you an email back as a quotation. if you need information on how to get your measurements check out our measurement guide.


What if I need an extra unit to go where an appliance used to be?2023-05-25T13:42:45+00:00

No problem. This can be made at the same time as your doors, so everything will come at the same time making it easier for fitting. 


What are handleless kitchen doors?2023-05-25T13:41:05+00:00

Handleless kitchen doors are a modern and sleek design option for cabinets and drawers in the kitchen. Instead of traditional handles or knobs, these doors have a groove or channel that allows you to easily open and close them with your fingers. This design creates a clean and minimalist look in the kitchen. The most common type of handleless doors are J-pull doors.


Will replacement kitchen doors come with the holes already drilled?2023-05-25T13:38:17+00:00

No, you will need to send us your measurements. To make the replacement of kitchen doors easier, the hinge holes can be drilled during manufacture. Please see our hinge hole measuring guide before supplying measurements.

What if my doors are not all standard sizes?2023-05-25T13:36:57+00:00

No problem. Give us the dimensions needed and we will make a door to match.

Can I have a bespoke/custom bathroom furniture made to fit a specific space?2023-07-07T10:08:37+00:00

Yes, simply send us a drawing, measurements and an idea of colour and finish and we will send you back a price completed.


Can I buy bathroom doors with the hinge holes pre-drilled?2023-07-07T10:11:58+00:00

This is possible. Please see our hinge hole measuring guide before supplying any measurements.

Can I buy replacement doors for my bathroom sink unit?2023-05-25T12:28:42+00:00

Yes, we can supply replacement doors for bathroom cabinets. Simply, send us your sizes and your preferred colour options.


Can I fix a mirror to my bathroom doors?2023-05-25T12:12:49+00:00

Mirrors can be attached to painted bathroom doors using standard mirror adhesive. The use of anti-shatter mirror backing is recommended.


Can you match replacement bathroom doors to my bathroom tiles?2023-05-25T12:11:11+00:00

Supply us with a sample of your tile colour. In most cases a good commercial match is possible.


Can you match painted bathroom doors to my existing fitted bath panel?2023-05-25T12:09:41+00:00

This can be done quite closely. Compare the fitted bath panel to any common commercial colour swatch and supply us with the name and reference number of the colour.


How to clean painted bathroom doors2023-05-25T12:08:05+00:00

To clean painted bathroom doors, start by wiping them down with a damp cloth to remove any surface dirt or dust. Then, mix a solution of warm water and mild soap and use a soft sponge or cloth to gently scrub the door. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers, as they can damage the paint. Rinse the door with clean water and dry it with a soft towel.


Can kitchen doors be used in bathrooms?2023-05-25T12:06:05+00:00

Kitchen doors produced by us are suitable for use in bathrooms. They are finished in a durable polyurethane paint, which has very good water resistance.


Are curved doors supplied with hinge holes pre-drilled?2023-07-19T08:27:31+00:00

Curved kitchen doors can be supplied with hinge holes drilled during door manufacture to make DIY fitting simple. Please see our hinge hole fitting guide before supplying any measurements.


Can curved doors be supplied in high gloss finish?2023-05-25T12:01:47+00:00

Curved doors can be supplied in any gloss level from ultra matt to full gloss.


Can curved cabinet doors be used in bathrooms?2023-06-07T10:08:46+00:00

Yes, curved doors are great for bathroom and can help create more space and smaller bathrooms.


What thickness curved kitchen doors can I buy?2023-05-25T11:56:02+00:00

We generally supply curved kitchen doors in thickness 18 and 22mm, however please ask if you require a different thickness, as this is often required on bespoke projects.


Should cabinet handles be in the middle or top?2023-05-25T10:31:25+00:00

In general, knobs should be placed 80mm from the edge of the upper right corner of base cabinets. It’s important to keep base cabinet knobs on the upper corner or style of base cabinet so you don’t have to bend down much to open your cabinets.


Horizontal or vertical kitchen handles?2023-05-25T10:28:12+00:00

The general rule is that handles are placed vertically on doors and horizontally on drawers, but you can have the handles placed where and as you like. It’s important to consider the style of your cabinets and the overall look you’re going for when deciding between horizontal or vertical handles. 

Do all handles need to match in your kitchen?2023-09-29T11:58:05+00:00

Ideally your kitchen handles should always match in style and colour. Pull handles don’t have to all be the same length as long as the pull design is the same. Use a long pull for tall cabinets and wide drawers, and use a medium length pull for shorter cabinets and narrower drawers. It’s not completely necessary however for all of your kitchen cabinet pulls to match, but it’s important to have a cohesive look. You can mix and match different styles or finishes, but make sure they complement each other and fit the overall aesthetic of your kitchen.

Can we supply our own handles to the kitchen you are making for us?2023-05-25T10:20:36+00:00

Yes, If you see some handles you love and we don’t stock them we can fit your supplied kitchen handles.

Do you fit kitchen handles?2023-05-25T10:18:48+00:00

Yes, we are happy to fit your choice of handle to your door and drawer to save you the trouble.


What are the main types of kitchen handles?2023-05-25T10:07:03+00:00

The main types of kitchen handles include Bar, knobs, pulls, cup pulls. Knobs are small and round, while pulls are longer and can be straight or curved. Cup pulls are a combination of a knob and a pull, with a half-moon shape that allows for easy gripping. Other options include backplates, which can be added to knobs or pulls for a decorative touch, and finger pulls, which are recessed into the cabinet for a sleek look. They come in hundreds of different styles, colours and finishes.


How do I choose kitchen handles?2023-05-25T10:03:31+00:00

When choosing handles, it’s important to make sure they are good quality and are well designed. Things to consider is the style of the kitchen you have chosen. This will normally get you to look at specific handle finishes, styles and colours.

Also consider proportion, balance, aesthetics and function when choosing the size of a knob or pull handle for your kitchen. An oversized drawer or door needs a large piece of hardware for proper functionality. A smaller sized knob or pull is appropriate for a smaller door or drawer.

What are the main types of kitchen plinth?2023-05-25T10:00:32+00:00

The 2 main styles of kitchen plinth are recessed and face fitting. Recessed plinths are sat back by about 2 inches from the front of the kitchen doors. Whilst face fitting plinths are fixed to the front of the kitchen framework. These are used more for traditional shaker type doors. At Dixon Doors you can have your plinth matched to any shape or profile your prefer.

Do you need a kitchen plinth?2023-05-25T09:58:18+00:00

Just as cornices and pelmets can finish off the upper part of a units nicely. The plinth finishes off the base unit doors. Generally, end panels and plinths are necessary for most kitchen designs and add that finishing touch. They also do a very good job of keeping dust and muck from falling under the units and hiding the edges of flooring.

What material are kitchen Plinths made from?2023-05-25T09:47:43+00:00

Kitchen plinths are usually made from the same material that the cabinet fronts are made from, so everything matches. If the cabinets are painted MDF, generally the plinth material is also painted MDF. You can use different materials, such as plywood, aluminium or solid wood. At Dixon Doors you can have virtually any finish and material to finish your special design.

Can you replace kitchen kickboards?2023-05-25T09:46:14+00:00

Yes, you can replace Plinths. We supply quite a few plinths because of water damage and general wear and tear. They are the protection for your cabinets which are usually off the floor and less prone to wear and tear.

Are kitchen plinths a standard size?2023-05-25T09:30:52+00:00

The standard height of a modern kitchen plinth is normally 150mm high and in lengths up to 3000 mm long. This isn’t the case with Dixon Doors. As long as we can source the material, You can have any height and length you want.

Is a kitchen plinth the same as a kickboard?2023-11-15T16:13:09+00:00

To give your kitchen a seamless fitted look, it needs to be finished with the addition of kitchen plinths. Also known as kitchen kickboards, they fill what would otherwise be an unsightly gap between the bottom of your cupboards and the floor and hiding kitchen legs, floor edging etc.

What is a kitchen plinth seal?2023-05-25T09:27:29+00:00

A kitchen plinth seal is designed to provide effective protection against water and dirt from sneaking under the plinths. It comes in white, black, and colours, but the translucent one will not be noticeable.

How do you seal kitchen plinths?2023-05-25T08:22:01+00:00

You can get a plastic strip to go on the bottom edge of the plinth, it will prevent crumbs and spills getting underneath and also prevents the plinths being damaged by water absorption when you wet-mop the kitchen floor

Should there be a gap between the top of the kitchen plinth and under the cupboard?2023-05-25T08:10:07+00:00

It’s usual to leave a small gap of around 10 mm between the plinth and the bottom of the base cabinets. This is for ease of removing and getting access to the cabinets underneath.

What is the difference between kitchen cornice and pelmet?2023-05-25T07:51:53+00:00

Kitchen cornice is the cabinet trim that fixes on the top of a kitchen wall cabinet, whilst the pelmet is the smaller trim that goes around the bottom of the cabinet.

Are there two types of cornice and pelmet style?2023-05-24T15:36:32+00:00

Yes, there are mainly 2 styles of cornices and pelmets, modern and traditional. There are, though, endless shapes and profiles these cornices can be made in. The only limitation is the actual cutters that the cornice is machined from.

Does kitchen cornice make a room look smaller?2023-05-24T15:31:59+00:00

Normally the cornice isn’t too large, but much larger cornices used in a room with low ceilings will create an out of proportion effect and appear to shrink the room. 

Should kitchen cornice touch the ceiling?2023-05-24T15:27:59+00:00

It ultimately depends on personal preference and the style of your kitchen. Some people prefer the look of a cornice that touches the ceiling for a more seamless and polished look, while others prefer a gap between the cornice and ceiling for a more traditional or rustic feel. Some opt for taller wall cabinets in stead of cornice. Consider the overall design aesthetic of your kitchen and choose what works best for you.

What is a cornice used for in a kitchen?2023-05-24T15:25:06+00:00

A kitchen cornice is a decorative molding that is installed at the top of kitchen cabinets. It is used to conceal the gap between the cabinets and the ceiling, as well as to add a decorative touch to the kitchen. It can also help to prevent dust and debris from accumulating on top of the cabinets. Cornice can be straight, curved or in a traditional style.

Do modern kitchens have cornices and Pelmets?2023-05-24T15:21:55+00:00

In recent years, modern kitchen design trends have moved away from traditional cornices and pelmets. Instead, many designers are opting for sleek, minimalist looks with clean lines and no added decorative elements. However, it ultimately depends on personal preference and the overall style of the kitchen.

What kitchen cabinet handles are in style 2023?2023-05-04T12:19:36+00:00

Some of the top kitchen cabinet handle trends include sleek and minimalist designs, mixed metal finishes, and unique shapes and textures. Other popular styles include vintage and antique-inspired handles, as well as bold and colorful options to add a pop of personality to your kitchen.

What colour kitchen cabinet handles are best?2023-05-04T12:15:37+00:00

There is no one “best” color for kitchen door handles as it ultimately depends on personal preference and the overall design aesthetic of the kitchen. However, popular options include silver, black, and brass finishes.

Should kitchen cabinet handles be horizontal or vertical?2023-05-04T12:12:50+00:00

It ultimately comes down to personal preference and the style of your kitchen. Horizontal handles are more traditional and can give a classic look, while vertical handles can give a modern and sleek look. Consider the overall design and functionality of your kitchen when choosing between horizontal or vertical cabinet handles.

Are handleless kitchen doors more expensive?2023-05-04T12:09:05+00:00

Yes, handleless kitchen doors can be more expensive than traditional doors with handles as they often require more work to manufacture. However, they offer a sleek and modern look that many homeowners find worth the extra cost. Additionally, handleless doors can be easier to clean and maintain, as there are no handles to collect dirt and grime.

what are the most popular kitchen door handles?2023-05-04T12:06:11+00:00

The most popular kitchen door handles include bar pulls, cup pulls, knob handles, finger pulls, and T-bar handles. The specific style and finish of the handle can vary depending on personal preference and the overall design of the kitchen. Another popular choice is to go handleless, such as J-pull doors.

Are Curved Kitchen Doors more expensive?2023-04-28T13:37:08+00:00

Curved kitchen doors can be more expensive than standard doors due to the extra level craftsmanship involved. 2mm thick boards are stacked and glued together and then pressed to create the curve.

Where can I buy replacement kitchen door hinges?2023-03-30T15:55:58+00:00

They are widely available anywhere from Ebay to Amazon and all DIY stores. Dixon Doors can supply kitchen doors pre-drilled with 35mm hinge connections if specified at the time of ordering.

How many kitchen corner posts do I need?2023-05-25T12:14:57+00:00

Corner posts are essential for L or U shape kitchens to space two units out at a right angle, allowing doors to open correctly. So for an L shape, you may need 1 corner post and for a U shape, you would need 2.

What a kitchen corner posts used for?2023-05-25T12:15:43+00:00

Corner posts form an essential part of the design of any kitchen. For kitchens that have corner units (e.g. L or U shaped), a corner post will ensure that all adjoining units fit seamlessly and doors and drawers can open correctly.

Handles or handleless kitchen doors?2023-03-28T10:34:23+00:00

J-pull doors have a J shape in the door itself and true handleless don’t. A rail behind the door creates a space for fingers to open it. Handless kitchens can create a modern uncluttered look, gives you more space and are particularly good for open plan kitchens. Handless can actually be a cheaper option but may be less practical for those with mobility issues or long fingernails (for example) as opening doors may be a little harder.

How are curved doors made?2023-06-22T08:35:50+00:00

Curved doors are made by stacking and then gluing 2 mm thick boards on top of each other. The stack is then pressed into the curved shape and dried quickly using radio waves. When the glue sets, the curved shape remains rigid. For more details on the process see here.

How long does it take to change a kitchen door?2023-06-22T08:38:36+00:00

Changing a kitchen door is a fairly simple process and can be done with basic tools. In terms of time estimation, it typically takes around 10 minutes. See our video here:

How do I choose a kitchen door colour?2023-03-28T10:15:17+00:00

Most people originally get ideas from pictures or everyday life and then compare the idea to colour swatches. Dixon’s can match closely to any commercially available colour swatch such as RAL, BS and NCS.

What is a two-pack or 2 pack paint?2023-03-29T15:43:30+00:00

2K, 2 Pack or Two-Pack paints dry by conventional evaporation and by the additional use of a hardener. The hardener in 2 pack paint makes it more resistant to damage.

What is a single-pack or 1 pack paint?2023-03-28T10:07:23+00:00

1K, 1 Pack or Single-Pack paints dry by conventional evaporation only (ideally at room temperature). It does not require any hardener, catalyst or activator to cure.

How long will it take to complete my order?2023-03-08T15:38:10+00:00

Most orders will take around 3 weeks to complete. You can request an update regarding the status of individual orders at any time. Simply call or use the contact from for a progress update.

What if there is a problem with my order?2023-03-08T15:35:04+00:00

As a result of exacting quality standards and a wealth of experience we expect the vast majority of orders to progress problem-free. However, recognise that problems do occur. In such cases, we are committed to resolving any problems promptly and to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Are curved doors hard to fit?2023-03-08T15:39:28+00:00

Curved doors are no harder to fit than standard flat doors provided that the correct door has been purchased to fit the cabinet. They are fitted in exactly the same way.

Are bathroom doors waterproof?2023-03-08T15:45:16+00:00

At Dixon Doors, our bathroom doors have a high quality polyurethane finish designed to perform well in high humidity environments where frequent splashes of water are the norm.

What tools are needed to replace kitchen doors?2023-03-08T15:40:31+00:00

To replace kitchen doors, you’ll only need basic tools and supplies like a screwdriver, drill, level and tape measure. You may also need wood screws to help secure the doors and hinges in place. Finally, consider getting some sealant or caulk to keep out moisture and debris from entering between end panels, where necessary.

Replace kitchen doors or new kitchen?2023-02-06T13:39:23+00:00

Replacing kitchen doors is a more cost-efficient and less time-consuming solution than getting a new kitchen. Replacing the doors will give your kitchen a fresh, updated look without the need for costly and disruptive renovation. In addition, you can often customize and change the style of your doors to suit your design preferences, adding another level of personalisation that you may not be able to get with a full kitchen remodel.

Is it easy to replace kitchen doors?2023-07-24T14:24:14+00:00

Replacing kitchen cabinet doors is a relatively simple process. You’ll need some basic tools and maybe an extra pair of hands to help so if you don’t mind a bit of work then you can save on hiring some help by doing it yourself. Here’s a how to replace kitchen doors video.

What’s the cheapest way to replace kitchen doors?2023-03-08T15:42:15+00:00

Simply by doing it yourself! To make fitting as easy as possible, our range of kitchen doors are manufactured to be the same size as your existing doors and can be factory drilled to fit your existing hinges.

Can you buy just doors for kitchen cabinets?2023-02-06T13:25:33+00:00

Yes, you can buy replacement kitchen cabinet doors to update and refresh the look of your kitchen. There are a wide variety of styles and finishes available so you can find the perfect one to suit your space. Choose from modern handleless j-pull or slab styles, or shaker style doors in the colour and finish you desire.

How does colour matching work?2023-04-04T12:36:53+00:00

Paint colour matching works by taking a sample of the existing colour and using light-spectrometry technology to find a match in a range of paint colours. This allows you to find virtually the same matching shade, so you can replace cupboard doors, kitchen splashbacks and other furniture. Paint can also be matched to any commercially available colour palette or swatch, such as RAL or NCS.

What are the benefits of curved kitchen doors?2023-01-24T13:20:19+00:00

Curved kitchen doors are an ideal way to add a unique and modern touch to any kitchen. They can be used to create a soft, seamless look in the kitchen and make the room appear larger than it is. Another benefit of curved kitchen doors is that they require less space since they are rounder than many standard square-edge cabinets. Additionally, curved doors provide easier access to items stored within a cabinet or pantry, adding convenience and comfort.

Is it cheaper to just replace kitchen doors?2023-01-24T13:17:59+00:00

Replacing your kitchen cupboard doors is an easy and budget-friendly way to update the look of your kitchen and give it a new lease of life. It’s much cheaper than a full kitchen remodel and can make a dramatic design impact on the overall look and feel of the room.

What are the benefits of Antibacterial Kitchen Doors?2023-03-08T15:47:11+00:00

Antibacterial kitchen doors can provide a higher level of hygiene, making them ideal for households or businesses wanting to avoid the spread of germs and infections. They are designed with an antibacterial coating that actively works to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms and therefore safer for use in food preparation environments.


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