Getting new kitchen cabinets is a popular home project. However, it can be daunting to know what you need for a successful remodeling job. This guide will walk you through the process of planning, shopping and installation. Just follow these helpful tips and before you know it, your kitchen will look like new again!
Planning Your Remodeling Project
Before you start getting new kitchen cabinets, it’s important to plan for the project. You’ll want to take measurements and sketch out a layout for your cabinets in order to see how things will fit. You want to take into account the size of the space, desired wall colors, counter height and design.
Shopping for Kitchen Cabinets
The first step in the process is to shop for kitchen cabinets. This may seem like a straightforward task, but there are many things to consider.
Kitchen cabinets come in a variety of styles and materials. One common type of cabinet is an oak veneer finish with matching door fronts, drawer fronts and crown moldings. Another type of cabinet is made from engineered wood, which often comes in unfinished pine or maple varieties that you can paint or stain yourself. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of options when shopping for kitchen cabinets.
Additionally, be sure to take into consideration the number of doors and drawers you want on your cabinets as well as how deep they need to be; this will help determine the total cost of your cabinets.
Preparing the Surface for Installation
As you prepare for installation, you will want to remove any items from the surface of your cabinets. If there are handles or knobs on the cabinet doors, they should be removed and saved so they can be reinstalled after new cabinet doors have been installed.
Next, before you install your new kitchen cabinets, you will want to do a little preparation work in order to prepare for the installation. You will need to clean the area where the cabinets will be placed and make sure that it is free from any debris or dust that might affect installation. Cleaning with a damp cloth should suffice.
In addition, if you plan on installing crown molding around your cabinetry (highly recommended), this will require cutting off any protruding nail heads hidden by the crown molding before installing your new kitchen cabinets.
You will also want to remove any electrical outlets and power sources that may interfere with where your cabinetry will be placed when it is time for installation. This includes light switches too.
Installing Your New Cabinets
The first step of your project is installing your new cabinets. There are a few things to keep in mind during this process.
– Measure the opening for the cabinet before you purchase it so that you know how deep it should be.
– Make sure you have enough depth to install the cabinet.
– Purchase shims if necessary, so that the cabinet can be secured into place.
– Use glue and screws to secure the cabinet into place.
– Add any trim if necessary.
There’s a lot more to do after your cabinets are installed!
Once your cabinets are installed, you will still have a lot of work to do. You’ll need to finish the drywall, install countertops and backsplash, install electric and plumbing fixtures, install trim work and baseboards, paint, and finally clean up.
Your kitchen probably sees a lot of action on a daily basis. It’s where you prepare the food for your family, where you do the dishes, and where you sit down to eat. A kitchen remodel will help you create the kitchen you have always wanted. You’ll have more storage space, and you’ll be able to serve your family and friends in style. Your new kitchen will be a good place to be.