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How to install new kitchen cabinets

Posted on 17 February 2020 by admin (0)

Installing kitchen cabinets is a great way to improve your kitchen. If you are ready to do some makeover to your precious kitchen space, here are some tips on how to install new kitchen cabinets like a pro.

Decide on your design

While it is easy to imagine how our kitchen cabinets would look like it helps to check out some modern designs online. You can research great designs to give you some ideas and inspiration. This will also give you tips about the materials that you are going to use.

Mark up the wall

Once you have decided on the design, you can print it out and start marking up your wall. Measure from the highest point on the floor and draw a line. Make sure you mark the top of the base of the cabinet and its bottom.  You need to have the right measurement so you don’t end up having a cabinet that is either too large or too small for your kitchen. Label each location of the kitchen wall cabinets and appliances on the wall.

Assemble your cabinet

If you already have the materials, it is best that you assemble your cabinet first on the floor before mounting them. Make sure you have the necessary materials to put the frames, walls, and bases altogether. Paint your cabinet and coat it with a plastic varnish to make it look shiny.  

Mount your cabinet

Once your cabinets are ready, you can start installing them on the wall one-by-one.  Use a drill to secure the cabinet with a screw. Gradually fasten the cabinets together. Use a clamp to connect two cabinets. Line up the frames and clamp them together to prevent them from falling while you are placing the screws.

Add fillers on the sides

If there are unnecessary spaces on the sides, you can just add fillers to hide them. When you are doing the kitchen cabinet installation by yourself, it is inevitable to have some imperfections. That is why we have fillers to hide them. Or you can also add a molding to add more design and appeal to your cabinet.

Install the doors

Once your cabinets are completely mounted on the wall, it is time to add the doors. Simply clamp, screw, and fasten. Make sure the doors are attached properly to prevent them from falling. Once everything is done, you can polish the cabinet further with a varnish or paint.