Start Updating kitchen cabinets without replacing them

Updating kitchen cabinets without replacing them

Moving the Door Up and Down Loosen the screws in the hinge plate, as shown in Image 2, and reposition the door before tightening them again.

The cabinets that you might choose to browse in order to gather design inspiration at a local home improvement center or cabinet discounter are either stock or semicustom kitchen cabinets.

Cabinets and countertops are heavy items, and you will need someone to help you lift them into position.

Laying Out Cabinets Use a tape measure to mark a point 34-1/2" above the floor level, for the top of the base cabinets (Image 1).

Before you start to install your kitchen cabinets, you should have removed the old kitchen, rerouted any utilities, and have the option to replace or finish the floor, if that is your plan.

Always check that the entire cabinet order has arrived and is undamaged.

Pilot holes also help prevent the wood from splitting.

Once cabinets have been screwed in place, they are given their decorative finish.

Replacing doors, drawers and handles can be a great way of updating a kitchen if changing the layout is unnecessary.