Did you know that around 9 out of 10 homeowners plan to remodel their homes in the near future? If you are part of this statistic and are currently planning on installing new cabinets, you are in the right place. We have put together this guide to share a few things you want to take into consideration before installing new cabinets.
Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of upgrading to new kitchen cabinets.
1. Prepare the Space
One of the first things you need to do is prep. Make sure that the walls you are installing the cabinets on are square and straight. This is the time to take care of any bubbles, dips, and angles that you find on the walls.
You also want to take care of any electrical line installations during this time. Take your garbage disposal, vent hood, refrigerator, and dishwasher into consideration when planning and installing your electrical lines.
If you do not feel comfortable with the prep phase, we highly recommend contacting a reputable professional such as Sealcoat Specialties LLC to ensure the walls are ready for install.
2. Measure and Mark
Next, you want to measure the height of the base cabinets and draw a horizontal line across the wall to serve as your guide. It is imperative to use a level to make sure the line is horizontal before you hang any cabinets.
You want to look for the wall studs with a stud finder to properly support the weight of your cabinets. While you are looking for the studs make sure to keep your plumbing and wiring in mind to avoid any issues.
Once everything is measured and marked you can secure a support or ledger board to the wall. This will help you support the weight of the cabinets while you are installing them.
3. Hang the Wall Cabinets
Take the time to remove the hardware and the doors from the cabinets to make them lighter during installation. Next, attach as many cabinets as you can together and then lift them up and install them on the ledger board.
Then, predrill the cabinets with screws and shim the cabinets as needed. Make sure to put one screw on the top and one on the bottom of where each of the cabinets meet. Once everything is level then you can secure the cabinets into the wall where you previously found the studs.
You can repeat this process until you have all the cabinets hanging on the walls. Make sure to measure, mark, cut, and secure the last cabinet before you secure it to the side of the last cabinet.
Ready to Install New Cabinets?
We hope that now that you are aware of what to take into consideration when installing new cabinets, you can make informed decisions on your remodel project.
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