How to Install Kitchen Cabinets
Learning how to install kitchen cabinets may not be rocket science but then it requires some devotion and time from your side. Having said that, any dedicated homeowner who is willing to spend the requisite amount of time in DIY stuff will be able to master the art.
Even though the entire process is a rather easy one to seasoned dextrous hands, it is important that you pay attention to some of the key aspects mentioned here. A little care in every step of the process can save you a lot of time and frustration in the longer run.
The first thing that you must realize before learning how to install kitchen cabinets is that you must understand basic measurement properly and should be extremely careful and cautious while measuring the dimensions.
It is going to be fairly simple if you replace the cabinets completely and intend to use the same layout. However if you are planning a whole new design then it may get a little trickier. A good idea is to look over brochures from cabinet companies in order to get a glimpse of how the cabinets could be placed. From there the proper measurements can be taken.
Before getting started though, make sure that all of the materials are purchased ahead of time. This will facilitate the completion of project without many interruptions. If you have plans of painting the kitchen then it’s always a good idea to complete that before installing cabinets. It is also advisable to change the floor before cabinet installation if new flooring is a part of the agenda.
Installing kitchen cabinets is just as much about what not to do as it is on what should be done.
It is advisable to assemble the cabinets but go ahead and leave the doors off. This is to make sure that they can be installed with ease. Once everything is securely in place that is when the installation of the doors to the cabinets will take place.
Install the upper cabinets first and do so with the help of a stud finder. This tool will help locate the proper places which you can use for the installation of the cabinets.
Start installing the cabinets on one end and then work around the room or down the wall. Once that is complete, work can begin on the lower cabinets by taking the same steps. Just make sure that the cabinets are always being double checked for level ness.
Shimming under or behind the cabinets may be needed, especially in older homes where the walls and floors tend not to be even or level. The very last thing to do once it is learned how to install kitchen cabinets is to replace all of the baseboards that were removed as this adds the finishing touch.
Once it is all said and done it is easy to see that learning how to install kitchen cabinets really was not that hard at all. Before you know it, you will be lending a hand and some much needed advice to friends and family when they try to remodel their kitchen.
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