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Useful Instructions to Install Kitchen Cabinets Yourself

by Elias Deukmajian | Kitchen Remodel

You have lived in your home for many years now. You fell in love with it when you first bought it, but that was many years ago. You can still enjoy your home, but perhaps it could use some upgrades. The first thing you may want to change is your kitchen, but you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it.

If you consider yourself pretty handy, you can remodel the kitchen yourself by putting together plans and designs for what you want your new kitchen to look like. One of the first things you can tackle is the kitchen cabinets. Below, you will find some very useful tips and instructions to follow when installing the kitchen cabinets yourself.

Removing the Old Cabinets

The first thing you will want to do is to remove the old kitchen cabinets. This may seem like a no-brainer, but there is a method to it that you should follow in order to complete this task successfully. Each cabinet has been screwed directly onto the wall. So if you decide to go in and attempt to rip them off, you will be taking part of the wall with you. This will lead to you not only having to update the kitchen itself, but also the kitchen wall. In order to avoid that added project, you will want to take the time to unscrew every cabinet. This may seem tedious and time-consuming, but you want to do this as opposed to creating a larger project for yourself.

Work Efficiently

When installing kitchen cabinets, there is a workflow that should be followed in order to ensure that the job is going as efficiently as possible. When the old cabinets have been successfully removed from your home, take the time to find all the wall studs and mark them with a pencil. This is where you are going to want to affix the new cabinets. This way, they are being installed safely with no chance of them falling after you install them.

Once the studs have been located, start by installing the top cabinets first. This way, you will have nothing in the way, preventing installation or creating obstacles for you to have to workaround as you move onto the bottom cabinets, backsplashes, and countertops.

When the top cabinets are all located and arranged, take off the doors before putting them up. This will prevent them from breaking or being scratched or damaged. The doors will also get in the way as you are trying to screw the new cabinets to the wall. It is always easier to install the doors once the cabinets have been properly installed.

One last efficiency tip is to start from the corner and work your way out. This will save you time and frustration because then you will know how to line the cabinets up. You will not have to worry about squeezing the cabinets into the corner after every other cabinet has been installed.

Seeking out Kitchen Cabinet Help

Taking on the installation of kitchen cabinets yourself can seem like a daunting task if you are not prepared. So proper preparation is key to having a successful kitchen cabinet installation. Here at Kitchen Emporium, we are here to help you with all your preparation needs.

We are conveniently located in Southern California areas, including the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos. You can browse our main showroom and gather all your ideas, tools, and equipment you need for your project.

Kitchen Expert Installing Cabinets As previously stated, having a plan before beginning is key, and we are here to help with any consulting you may require. When you make a trip to our store, we will be able to devote all the time you need and answer any questions you may have. All of our staff are friendly and knowledgeable about all your kitchen needs, including the cabinets. No matter what step of the renovation process you are on, we can help you select and order materials, measure your kitchen, and even lead a hand installing those kitchen cabinets if you need one. So take a moment to come down to one of our locations. You will not walk away disappointed or frustrated. We are here to help you with your renovation needs.