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Steps in Kitchen Cabinet ReplacementAug 05
Steps in Kitchen Cabinet Replacement
Kitchen cabinet replacement might seem easy to the uninitiated – just pull out the old cabinets and put in some new ones. Actually, there are several steps to do in replacing old cabinets with new ones. Here is just a basic outline of the process.
1. Choosing New Style
The first thing to do is to select the style of cabinets you want. There are many to choose from, including ornamental romantic styles, the plain lines of a Craftsman style, the elegant lines of Old World style, the unique look of a Southwestern style or the classical look of a Traditional style.
2. Designing New Layout
When you do a complete kitchen cabinet replacement, there is no reason to stick with the same old layout if it is not pleasing to you.
Put more cabinets where you need them. Change doors to drawers where they are more convenient. Change the distances between appliances or fixtures and the cabinets. Anything that will make the kitchen more handy and attractive is a good choice.
3. Removing Old Cabinets
The old cabinets must be removed carefully before proceeding with the kitchen cabinet replacement. If you remove them too hastily or too roughly, you could damage the walls and necessitate more work before starting the main project. The old cabinets must also be disposed of in some way. A proper kitchen remodeler can take care of these problems for you.
4. Measuring for New Cabinets
Once the old cabinets are out, the contractor can measure for the new kitchen cabinet replacement parts.
Remember that if you do this you have to know the available sizes of cabinets and how they can fit together for the overall design of the kitchen. The measurements must be exact, and must be recorded carefully.
5. Ordering New Cabinets
Ordering cabinets is easy if you are experienced, but not so simple if you have never done it before. You have to understand the ordering system. You have to account for differences in styles in measurement and hardware needs. Everything must be ordered to get the final kitchen cabinet replacement project completed.
6. Taking Delivery of New Cabinets
It is not so easy to take delivery of the new cabinets as you might think. It is best if you have a contractor to guide you in this process or do it for you. You have to understand what you are agreeing to when you accept the shipment. If you sign that you agree that the shipment arrived undamaged, you or the contractor needs to look it over to make sure it has.
7. Installing New Cabinets
The final part of a kitchen cabinet replacement project is actually installing the new cabinets. There are many individual steps involved in this one overall category. If you do not know how to go about installing cabinets, it is a good idea to get help. A remodeling contractor can help you install new cabinets easily.