Yolette Kitchen Cabinets December 29th, 2017 - 12:23:29
The most visible and used elements of your kitchen are also the most abused, the kitchen cabinets. So it makes sense that after a while cabinets start to look tired and worn and so does your kitchen. The fact is that most kitchen cabinets are in good shape structurally and only in need of a new look. With many colors, stains and wood veneers refinishing or refacing kitchen cabinets is a surefire way to transform your kitchen from old and worn to a dramatically fresh new appearance, which is best for you. The least expensive solution of the two, if you do not want to spend time and money on a big kitchen remodeling job, is refinishing kitchen cabinets. Kitchen cabinet refinishing is achieved by either painting or staining the cabinetry and cabinet doors.
· Semi-custom kitchen cabinets: These are similar to stock cabinets but are usually produced per order, and homeowners can order for basic changes in size or choose from a wide range of molding, trims and finishes. · Stock kitchen cabinets: These are mass-produced kitchen cabinet models that install easily; however, they cant be modified to your individual taste unless your either stain or repaint them. These cabinets should therefore not be an option for those who wish to change the look of their kitchen cabinets in the future after installing them. The main advantages of considering these cabinets are that they install easily and are cheap and readily available.
If the wall is flat, simply rip the filler board to the required width and fasten it in place. If the wall is irregular, youll have to scribe-fit the filler board. Start by setting a marking compass to the width of the gap, then place a strip of 1"-wide masking tape along the filler board in the area where it needs to be trimmed. Clamp the board to the end cabinets face frame, then trace the wall contour with the compass. Remove the board and cut along the scribe line with a jig saw, then reinstall it to check the fit. When its right, drive screws through the adjacent face frame into the edge of the filler board. Screw or nail the other side to the cleat.
As I mentioned above, you have the option of using a piece of 1 x 3 lumber for the installation or building a frame to support the cabinets (I have included a picture of a sample frame below). This can be made out of 2x 4s and should be tall enough to support the bottom of your wall cabinets. If you plan on installing more than one kitchen, then I would suggest the frame, but a piece of lumber will do just fine if this is a one time event. In either case, you will need another set of hands to help with the installation.