How to Measure for Your Cabinet Doors

One question we get asked a lot is “but how am I supposed to measure these?”.

So, here are a few steps to measuring your cabinet doors at home!

Cabinet doors measurements are determined by the cabinet opening size and door overlay desired. Overlay is how far you want your door to go past the opening. Our standard is 1/2 inch overlay.

For example, on a single cabinet door opening, let’s say it measures 12 inches wide by 24 inches tall. If we use the 1/2 overlay the door would become 13 inches wide (1/2 inch left + 1/2 inch right =1 inch added in width) by 25 inches (1/2 inch bottom + 1/2 inch top = 1 inch added in height).

For openings with two cabinet doors and no center stile, take the opening width, divide by two, and add the overlay.

For example, a 24 inch wide by 24 inch tall cabinet with the standard 1/2 overlay would require two doors.

24 divided by 2 is 12. Add in 1/2 inch for left and 1/2 inch for right and you have 13 width by 25 (24 + 1) tall.

Always right your width first.

Measuring is not scary! Make sure you have your tape measure and your notebook ready to jot down measurements.


Of course, if you have any concerns, questions, etc. during the measurement stage, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 501-778-2739.

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