Tuesday, 31 January 2012

How to Install Kitchen Cabinets in Windsor

Whether you are doing home improvement projects to prepare your home for sale, or you are just trying to give your home a more updated look, new cabinets in your kitchen are a great way to create the look you desire. It does not always mean that you have to hire a professional to install your cabinets, but it does take some special tools and skills in the remodeling field.

If the cabinets that you are replacing are outdated you will want to remove them very carefully so that wall damage can be minimized and exact measurements can be made. The best way to remove these old cabinets is to take off all the doors, followed by the drawers and shelves, then remove the body of the cabinets from the walls.

The first thing you need to do is measure the space carefully and get some brochures from several manufacturers so that you can decide exactly what you want your finished kitchen to look like. These pamphlets will also tell you what sizes and finishes are available in the various designs. Then you need to draw some plans of what you want your finished space to look like so that you know how it should all fit when the project is complete.

The next thing that you need to do when replacing your kitchen cabinets is to make sure that you have all the supplies that you need. You will need to list all screws, nails, a level, and whatever else the project may require. A home improvement store can help you find the tools that you need for your cabinet project.

Once you have your measurements and supplies, you can begin the process of cabinet removal. Make sure that they are completely empty before removing them from the wall as it will make the project easier to accomplish when things aren’t bouncing off your head. Once the cabinets have been removed, you will want to replace the tile and paint if that is part of your remodel plans.

Once your cabinets have been removed, and any painting and floor refinishing have been done, it is time to put in the new cabinets. Usually you start with the upper ones as it is easier to install them first without the lower ones getting in the way. Before you can hang them, however, you will need to find the studs, so that you can fasten the cabinets directly to them and NOT the drywall or plaster. You will want to hang them on the wall before putting the doors on them. Once your uppers are on, you can then install the lower cabinets in much the same way, making sure the floor is level first.

Once your cabinets are in place, you can then fit in the countertops, sink, and appliances. Now your kitchen remodel is complete. If you don't feel as though you are qualified to do this project yourself, however , you can simply contact us at Lakeside Interiors and we will take you through the planning step by step and then do the installation and remodeling for you.

This article was published by:
Keith McGorlick,
Author, Blogger,
Home Improvement Expert &
President of, Lakeside Interiors
Windsor & Barrie Ontario
In Windsor, call 226-946-9651 or,

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