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A clasp being secured to the inside of a cupboard

Overview

Push to open hinges are now incredibly popular in modern kitchens. They're durable, easy to install and adjustable. With our easy to follow, how to guide, you can have sleek, handle-less cupboards in your kitchen. Before you start, remember to read the instructions supplied with your kit.

Steps

1Attach the hinges plates to the cabinet

Use a drill and the four screws provided in the pack to fix the upper and lower hinge plates into the side of the cabinet in the pre-drilled holes. There's an arrow on the hinges which should face towards the front of the cabinet. Depending on which way you want the door to open, you can place the hinges on the left or right side of the cabinet.

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2Attach the hinges to the door

Use the cordless drill and the four screws to attach the top and bottom hinges to the cabinet door. To attach the door, line up the door's hinges with the hinge plates in the cabinet and clip them in. Use a screwdriver to make the door level. After adjusting the level, push the caps onto the hinges.
A push to open hinge being secured to the inside of a cupboard door

3Attach the push to open mechanism

Hold the push to open mechanism at the top of the cabinet, in the corner that is on the opposite side of the hinges and pre-drill two holes using a small drill bit. Then secure it to the underside of the cabinet, using the screws that have been provided. 

A clasp being secured to the inside of a cupboard

4Fit the magnetic plate

Fit the magnetic plate on the centre of the push to open mechanism. Peel the sticker off the back of the magnetic plate and close the cabinet door onto it. The magnetic plate will now be stuck on the cabinet door in the correct position. 
A clasp being secured to the inside of a cupboard

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.