Terms of the Trade: What is a Euro Hinge?

a metal euro hinge on a door with Phillips head screws

European, or Euro, hinges are a type of concealed connection used to maintain the sleek style of cabinets or doors with narrow or invisible frames. They're easy to install and remove, and their small footprint makes them an appealing hardware feature.

Another reason Euro hinges are popular is that they use a mounting plate system with a circular mortise, which means they can be adjusted in two or three different directions, allowing more precise control of door alignment.