How to Measure your Kitchen Doors

How to measure for Hinge Holes on your Doors

How to measure Pelmets, Cornices and Plinths

Firstly, measure the total length of your Cornice, Pelmet or Plinth currently in your kitchen in MM. Be sure that when measuring the plinth, you’ve checked the height all the way around the room, as it’s possible your floors may not be completely even.
In order to purchase an adequate amount of your required product, we recommend multiplying your total measurement of item by 1.15, allowing 15% in case of the need for extra.

Removing your hinges from old door’s

If re – using your existing hinges from previous doors, remove the two screws attaching the hinge to the door, thus removing the hinge from the door. You’re now ready to fit your hinges to the new door.

Fitting the hinges to your new door

To Fit your existing hinges to the new door, place the hinge into the hinge hole on the rear of the door, making sure the arm of the hinge is at a right angle to the edge of the door. Using Hinge Screws, fix the hinge to the door.

Fitting the New Door

Lift the door adjacent to the cabinet, attaching the top hinge first – this will help to support the weight of the door. Subsequently connect the bottom hinges.

Adjusting the back plate

You may need to move the back-plate position slightly in the event the hinges aren’t in line with it. This adjustment can be done usually through loosening the two screws on the back plate; however, some back plates use an adjusting screw in the centre which moves it up and down. If neither of these options work – try a light tap with a hammer.

What are Pelmets, Cornices and Plinths?

A Cornice is the decorative trim that edges the top of kitchen units. A well finished Cornice gives an appearance of extra height to your cabinets.
A Pelmet is the smaller trim fitted on the bottom of the wall cabinets at the front edge below the door. We offer multiple ranges of pelmet styles to suit your kitchen.
A Plinth (sometimes called a kickboard) is the skirting which edges the bottom of your base units. Plinth in a kitchen is not solely aesthetic – it serves the practical purpose of covering the feet of the base cabinets and stopping any debris from getting underneath.
Go to our Fitting Section for guides on how to fit Pelmets, Cornices and Plinths.

Are there standard Hinge Hole positions?

Yes, standard positioning is generally 100m from the top & bottom. However, we are capable of drilling holes to your particular specifications, as you’ll see through our ordering process

My Kitchen Doors are non – standard size, can I still reface my kitchen doors?

Of course! We offer a made to measure service on all of our collections.

Are the Door colours/finishes the same online as they are in person?

While our stock photos & renders are displayed as accurately as possible, there is the risk due your devices display that there may be slight colour variation. To remedy this, we are able to offer FREE sample colour swatch booklets which we strongly recommend prospective customers take advantage of.

Can the order be amended after payment is taken?

Unfortunately, the goods are made to order. Once an order is made the manufacturing process is deemed to have commenced immediately. As a result, once an order is made, we can’t offer any amendments.

Can anyone fit OKD Products?

Of course! While we appreciate some customers may use a professional to help in the installation process, we’ve manufactured our products to be easily installed by everyone. Check out our fitting guides for further help.

How to reface the end of Kitchen Units?

Customers can make use of either of our various Panel or Vinyl ranges in order to refit the peripheries of their Kitchen Units. Panels are sold in multiple variations & are a fantastic way in which to add thickness to the end of a unit. Our Peel ‘n’ Stick and Pre – Glued Edging Tape ranges offer a natural, slimmer alternative.

What are Heat Deflectors?

Heat Deflectors are what we recommend are used to act as a protective barrier between a source of heat (such as an oven) and the edge of your kitchen doors. Supplied in pairs, they come as two metal sheets. We supply various different measurements of heat deflectors which can be found on our accessories page.

How to fit Heat Deflectors

Step 1: Position the left side heat deflector as shown in Figure 1 and align with the top edge of the oven aperture. Mark the screw positions with a bradawl and secure using the 12mm screws provided.
Step 2: Repeat for the right – side heat deflector.
Step 3: Position the lower heat deflector as shown in Figure 2. Mark the screw positions with a bradawl and secure using the 12mm screws provided.