Genevre Kitchen Cabinets December 29th, 2017 - 13:44:31
1. Analyze your familys lifestyle, cooking habits and kitchen layout. You can do this by plotting what you need to display and store as well as the accessories that will organize and simplify your kitchen activities. 2. Acquire professional guidance from an interior designer, architect, kitchen designer or even from the Internet. This will help you narrow down the choices you have available. 3. Choose stock cabinets if you want to control your costs. Mass-produced stock cabinets in standard sizes might leave room in your budget for upgrades. You may find fewer options for individual diversity, but many popular accessories and styles can add appeal to your kitchen design.
But what do you do when you are fitting cabinets between two walls? Well in this case the cabinet dealer can supply you with filler pieces to take up any large gaps that will eventually occur by using cabinets that are built within 2 inch increments. These cabinet filler pieces can be cut to fit the remaining gap relatively well. The main disadvantage with stock kitchen cabinets is the aforementioned incremental sizing but also the quality. Although as with anything the lower to mid range priced stock cabinets are typically made from thinner materials and have economy hardware such as cabinet door hinges and drawer slides. There are a few advantages with using stock cabinetry the very first one that comes to mind is cost. Since stock cabinets are mass produced they can be quite affordable. Another advantage is speed, in most cases dealers have access to larger warehouses where the cabinets are stored, and you can have your stock cabinet order within a few short weeks or in some cases days.
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.
· 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.