Installing new kitchen cabinets isn’t as difficult as some may assume. While it is going to take longer than re-modelers on television, it doesn’t have to be an impossible task.
With the right tools, the proper preparation and the help of a professional, you will discover that installing kitchen cabinets is actually pretty simple.
Before you get started with the installation process, you need to check all of your cabinets for any hidden damage. If the corners were protected properly, and the cabinets are either in cardboard or shrink wrap, there shouldn’t be any damage present. If there is, you need to notify your supplier – regardless of if it is a manufacturer or a custom cabinet maker. They can begin correcting any issues while you begin installing the other cabinets.
You need to make sure the location where you are installing the cabinets is clean and that all your old cabinets have been removed. You may also want to consider putting your old cabinets in the garage or basement, as they are likely still usable.
If you already have the appliances you plan to use, it is best to remove them while the cabinets are being installed. This will help prevent any accidental damage.
Use a laser to help check to ensure the floors are completely level. Look for any high spots. If there are even slight variations in the floors height, it can result in appliances or cabinets not fitting properly. Make sure to check this before you begin the installation process.
Once you are sure the walls are event, you should check the walls. In some cases, the corners may have been built up due to the mud from the plaster. You need to make sure that this isn’t something that is going to interfere with the cabinets you are planning to install.
The moldings will be installed last. Some light rales will cover the face frame of your cabinets, while the others will be mounted beneath the frame. Make sure the cabinets and the ceiling are properly prepared for the installation of the crown molding before you begin.
These need to be made so they fit the precise specification of the appliance being installed. The majority of panels need to slide in behind a flange after the handles have been installed.
When you (or the professionals, which is often a better option) is done with the installation, go around and make sure none of the cabinets were damaged. This will ensure that everything looks great when you begin using your new kitchen.
Keep in mind, when it comes time to install kitchen cabinets, it doesn’t have to be impossible. However, you do need to use the tips and information here to ensure you are able to achieve the desired results. Also, hiring a professional will be beneficial, as they know what to do and how to do it.