Kitchen Cabinets. Monday , February 12th , 2018 - 15:35:11 PM
· Custom kitchen cabinets: These are modified to suit your taste and style. They are uniquely designed and can be very expensive, depending on the materials you will use. To know what youll spend on your cabinets, you should understand the differences in cabinet materials and construction and how these elements impact durability and quality. You should also consider the space you have in your kitchen and the type of lifestyle that youre living before you rush to purchase the cabinets. The current style and décor of your kitchen plays a role in the type of cabinet to choose. This is because the cabinet you choose will greatly influence the style and look of your kitchen. You can choose updated European-style cabinets for contemporary kitchens or period cabinets for classic antique homes. In general, identifying your preferred style helps you narrow your focus on the choices available. Here are some steps to follow when buying a cabinet for your kitchen:
Use shims where needed to level the cabinet and raise it up to the line which indicates the high point of the floor. Be sure it is level from front to back and from side to side, then screw it to the wall studs. If you dont have a diagonal corner cabinet or blind base cabinet in the corner, push the adjoining cabinet into place and clamp the two units together. Add a filler strip if needed to allow the doors and drawers enough clearance to open and close properly. If necessary, tap shims under the cabinet and behind it to adjust for plumb and level. 8. Drive screws through the cabinet back (and shims) into the wall studs. Trim any excess material from the shims with a sharp chisel or knife. Continue to add adjoining cabinets in this manner, joining them the same way you connected the wall cabinets in step 6.
2. Now that you have the top of the base cabinets marked, measure up another 19 1/2 inches and a level line across the wall to indicate the bottom of the wall cabinets. Lightly mark each cabinets dimensions and placement on the wall to make sure that your original layout is correct. 3. Use a stud finder to locate the wall studs. Use a pencil to mark the stud locations at least 6 inches above and below the line for the bottom of the wall cabinets. Draw straight vertical lines between the top and bottom marks to indicate the center of the studs. 4. If you decided to go with the piece of 1 x 3 lumber, now is where you will use (if you decided to go with the U-shaped frame, it will come into play after all your lines are laid out). Screw a temporary 1 x 3 support rail to the wall, aligning the top edge of the rail with the line for the bottom edge of the wall cabinets. Attach it by driving 3 or 4 two inch screws through the rail into the wall studs. 5. Now that we have all the lines marked, it is time to start installing your kitchen cabinets.
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