Concealed door hinges have become common in high-end residential condominiums and homes. Initially popular with European-inspired interior designs in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, we at Angelbau see that the trend has since been adopted by leading modern architects and interior designers across the United States who now use frameless doors with concealed hinges in more of their projects.
Concealed hinges sometimes go by other names, such as invisible hinges, hidden hinges, or European hinges, albeit you'll see these names more often connected with kitchen cabinetry, wardrobes, and other furniture.
The concealed hinges that we use on our interior doors have a 0-180º opening angle.
The inswing doors are limited by the drywall return on the interior side of the room. We use a built-in concealed door stop to ensure that the door stops at a 90º angle before reaching the drywall return.
What are the advantages of concealed hinges?
Design. Concealed door hinges are invisible from the inside and the outside, providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance. For the Dorsis frameless doors, our customers and architectural clients commonly choose either a white or black finish, sometimes silver.
Great engineering. Some concealed hinges have exposed screws. The Simonswerk Anselmi hinges on our frameless interior doors have a snap-on cover that hides all of the mounting elements of the hinge.
Adjustability. While not all concealed hinges are adjustable post-installation, the concealed hinges that we use on Dorsis doors are 3-way adjustable at any time (you can adjust vertically, horizontally, and in and out of frame). This means you will be able to adjust the way a door hangs within the concealed door frame and ensure that the shadow gap is consistent around the entire door perimeter.