Kitchen Advice

The Ultimate Guide to Replacement Kitchen Doors

Written By: Veronika Galeva

Revamping your kitchen doesn't always mean a complete overhaul. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple yet impactful change, like replacing your kitchen cabinet doors.

Whether you're looking to refresh the aesthetic of your kitchen or simply update its functionality, replacement kitchen doors offer a cost-effective and convenient solution.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about replacement kitchen doors, from measuring and customisation to installation and beyond.

How to Measure Kitchen Cabinet Doors?

Before diving into the different replacement kitchen doors, it's crucial to accurately measure your existing cabinet doors. Here's a step-by-step process to ensure precision:

  1. Measure Width and Height: Using a tape measure, measure the width and height of each cabinet door. Measure from edge to edge for both dimensions.
  2. Note Down Measurements: Record your measurements carefully, ensuring accuracy down to the nearest millimetre. It's advisable to double-check each measurement to avoid errors.
  3. Consider Overlays: If your current cabinet doors have overlays (where the door partially covers the frame), take this into account when measuring. Measure from the outer edge of the overlay.
  4. Check for Squareness: Ensure that your cabinet doors are square by measuring diagonally from corner to corner. If the measurements are equal, your doors are square.
  5. Take Multiple Measurements: For accuracy, take measurements of each door at least twice, especially for larger doors or non-standard shapes.

If you’d like too how this process is done, watch our helpful video on how to measure kitchen doors:

Once you have precise measurements, you're ready to explore the world of replacement kitchen doors.

Replacement Kitchen Doors from Happy Doors

When it comes to choosing replacement kitchen doors, it's essential to opt for quality, craftsmanship, and convenience. At Happy Doors, our aim is to provide our customers with kitchen cabinet doors that last. Here is what sets our replacement kitchen doors apart:

  • Made in Britain: Our kitchen doors are proudly manufactured in Britain, adhering to stringent quality standards, and supporting local craftsmanship. By choosing our British-made doors, you're not just upgrading your kitchen; you're also investing in the heritage of fine craftsmanship.
  • 6-Year Guarantee: We stand behind the durability and reliability of our products. That's why all our replacement kitchen doors come with a generous 6-year guarantee, providing you with peace of mind and assurance in the longevity of your investment.
  • Made to Measure: Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all solutions. Our replacement kitchen doors are meticulously crafted to your precise specifications, ensuring a perfect fit for your cabinets and a seamless finish that enhances the overall aesthetic of your kitchen.
  • Shop Now. Pay in 3: We understand the importance of financial flexibility, which is why we offer a convenient "Shop Now. Pay in 3" Klarna option. With this payment plan, you can enjoy the benefits of your kitchen upgrade now and spread the cost over three manageable instalments, without any additional fees or interest.
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Replacement Kitchen Doors Customisation Options

With our replacement kitchen doors, customisation is paramount. We offer an extensive range of options to cater to every style, preference, and kitchen design scheme:

Made to Measure Replacement Kitchen Doors Sizes

Whether you have standard-sized cabinets or non-standard dimensions, our replacement kitchen doors can be customised to fit seamlessly, eliminating unsightly gaps, and ensuring a cohesive look throughout your kitchen.

Replacement Kitchen Doors Available in 46 Colours

From timeless neutrals to vibrant hues, choose from an extensive palette of 46 stunning colours to complement your kitchen's aesthetic and reflect your personal style. Whether you prefer classic sophistication or bold statement-making, there's a shade to suit every taste.

7 Premium Replacement Kitchen Doors Styles

Our replacement kitchen doors are available in seven distinct styles, each catering to different design preferences and architectural motifs:

  1. Modern: Clean lines, minimalist aesthetics, and sleek finishes characterise modern kitchen doors, creating a contemporary ambiance that's both stylish and functional.
  2. Traditional: Embrace timeless elegance with traditional kitchen doors, featuring intricate detailing and raised panels that exude classic charm and sophistication.
  3. Handleless: Streamlined and sophisticated, handleless kitchen doors offer a sleek and seamless look, eliminating the need for visible hardware and enhancing the overall sleekness of your kitchen design
  4. Slab: Simple yet striking, slab kitchen doors feature flat, uninterrupted surfaces that emphasise clean lines and minimalist aesthetics, making them ideal for modern and transitional kitchens alike.
  5. Shaker: With their distinctive recessed panel design and timeless appeal, Shaker-style kitchen doors evoke a sense of craftsmanship and heritage, infusing your kitchen with warmth, character, and enduring charm.
  6. Gloss Finish: Elevate your kitchen's visual appeal with glossy kitchen doors, which boast a reflective finish that enhances brightness and creates a sense of depth, making your space appear larger and more luminous.
  7. Matt Finish: For a subtle and sophisticated look, opt for matt-finish kitchen doors, which offer a velvety smooth texture and understated elegance that's perfect for creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere in your kitchen.

Replacement Kitchen Doors from Happy Doors

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What is the Average Cost of Replacing Kitchen Cabinet Doors?

When considering replacement kitchen doors, the costs can vary significantly. They depend on factors such as the size of the kitchen door or drawer fronts, the type of door selected, the inclusion of handles, and the number of hinge holes required. With endless possibilities for customisation, the pricing is flexible to accommodate various preferences and budgets.

On average, a small-sized kitchen makeover can begin at approximately £350. For an average-sized kitchen, the cost typically ranges around £500, while larger kitchens may require an investment anywhere from £750 to £1,000. These prices offer exceptional value for a complete kitchen transformation, making it an irresistible option for those seeking a fresh and updated look without breaking the bank.

For an in-depth price comparison, check out our blog How Much Does it Cost to Replace Kitchen Cabinet Doors in 2024?

Can I replace kitchen doors myself?

Certainly! Replacing kitchen doors is a task that many homeowners can handle themselves, especially if they're comfortable with basic DIY projects. Assess your skills and gather the necessary tools, including a tape measure, screwdriver, and drill. 

Measure accurately, select suitable replacement doors, and follow the provided installation instructions carefully. Take your time, and don't hesitate to seek professional help if needed. With patience and attention to detail, DIY replacement of kitchen doors can be a rewarding project, saving both time and money.

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Do Replacement Kitchen Doors Come Pre-drilled?

Not as a standard. However, we do recommend you get your hinge holes drilled by us. It makes installing our doors easy, and they can be installed in less than 5 minutes per door with the right tools.

How to Install Replacement Kitchen Doors Handles

Adding handles to your replacement kitchen doors is a simple yet impactful way to enhance their functionality and aesthetic appeal. Here's a detailed step-by-step guide to installing handles with precision and finesse:

  1. Gather Your Supplies: Before you begin, gather all the necessary supplies, including your replacement kitchen doors, handles, a pencil, a measuring tape, a drill with an appropriate drill bit, and screws.
  2. Measure and Mark: Determine the optimal placement for your handles by considering both aesthetics and ergonomics. Using a pencil and a measuring tape, mark the precise locations where you'll be installing the handles on each cabinet door. For consistency, ensure that the placement is uniform across all doors.
  3. Drill Holes: With the positions marked, carefully drill holes for the handles using a drill and an appropriate drill bit size. Take care to drill straight and at the correct depth to accommodate the length of the handle screws without penetrating the opposite side of the door.
  4. Attach Handles: Once the holes are drilled, it's time to attach the handles. Insert the screws through the back of the door and through the holes in the handles, ensuring that the handles are oriented correctly. Using a screwdriver, tighten the screws until the handles are securely fastened to the doors.
  5. Check Alignment: After all handles are attached, step back and assess the alignment to ensure uniformity and symmetry across all doors. Make any necessary adjustments to achieve the desired aesthetic and functionality.

By following these steps meticulously, you can achieve professional-looking results and transform the look and feel of your kitchen with ease.

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Replacement Kitchen Doors from Happy Doors

Replacement kitchen doors offer a simple yet effective way to breathe new life into your kitchen space, enhancing both its aesthetic appeal and functional efficiency.

So why wait? Start planning your kitchen makeover today and create a space you'll love to cook and entertain in for years to come.
Explore our made to measure replacement kitchen doors today or contact us to discuss your new home project on 01256 845 816 or email us at

If you’re considering replacing your doors, you can spread your payments with Happy Doors by using Klarna, details of which are on our website.

Written By: Veronika Galeva