Most pre-fabricated cabinets will have screw holes and hinge inserts already drilled out. For those cabinets not already drilled out there are templates available. Hinges usually come in ½” overlay and full overlay hinges for the distance that the door will overlap the frame.
9.1 Align the doors on the cabinet and mark position.
9.2 Separate the hinge from the mounting brackets.
9.3 Measure down from the top of the door (3″ is a standard size) and mark. Measure up from the door bottom for the lower hinge.
9.4 Mark the screw holes and the 1 3/8″ hinge anchor hole.
9.5 Drill pilot holes using the hinge as a template. Only drill down 1/2″ and avoid going all the way through.
9.6 Insert hinge hardware into the holes in the door and secure with supplied screws.
9.7 Position doors where they will be installed and mark the position for the mounting brackets (T-shaped metal pieces with three screw holes).
9.8 Install mounting brackets.
9.9 Install door by locking the hinges into the mounting brackets.
9.10 Align door with adjusting screw in the hinge.