If you want to create a more modern look in your kitchen, a great and easy idea you can do to achieve it is by installing hidden door hardware or also called as a European or a hidden hinge instead of using traditional hinges that are usually mounted on the outside of the face palate. Installing this kind of door hardware is more complicated than the traditional ones, so you can follow some steps below to help you.
Before installing hidden door hardware for your cabinet, you can determine what type of hinge you want to install since there are several types available like ½-inch overlay, which means your door is a bit higher 1 inch than your opening and 1/2-inch full that means your door covers with only about 1/8-inch of your face plate showing. After that, you can consider the different height of your cabinet to determine how many hinges needed.
For example if your cabinet is 12-inch high, you need two hinges per door while 42-inch high cabinets take three hinges per door. After choosing the hinges, you can start installing by laying down the door face down and measure three inches from the top and bottom side where the hinges will be installed.
Use a forester to drill 1 ¼ inches hole in diameter while leaving a ¼ inch on the outer edge. Using a forester will prevent the hole from going through to the other side of the door. Now, you can slide the hidden cabinet hinges into your holes and secure the hinges to your door with two screws. If your cabinet is a framed cabinet, you can hook your hinge the door and secure it with one screw at the top and one screw at the bottom of your hinge. Those are some steps you can do to install hidden door hardware to your cabinet doors giving your cabinet a more modern look with no hinges outside.