Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Installation

You should know that installing a kitchen cabinet can be a tad tricky. This may discourage you to go forward, but rest assured, with some basic information you can complete this task successfully. The first and most important thing that you are required to do before starting is proper measurements. You need make precise measurements, be sure that you spend enough time and effort on this step. You don’t want to run into problems half way and start over again. The best thing about installing kitchen cabinet appliances by yourself is that you can set it up just how you want it. You will get the precise hardware that you like and need and, as a bonus, you will save a lot of money by not hiring a professional to do it for you.

Let’s look at the different options available. You should know that these options highly vary depending on the hardware type that you wish to install. Usually, the first on the list to install are the hinges. You can find a great number of hinges designs on the market, such as the flush mounts and the surface mounts (these two are the most common). The surface hinges are much easier to install than the other versions, all you are required to do is install the hinges across the cabinet front side after doing some basic measurements.

Begin by holding the door in an elevated position so that you can mark the positions of the hinges. The following step requires another person to help you by holding the door. You can call your friend, or neighbor to help you here. Ask him to keep the door in place as you drill and attach the hinges. After this step is complete be sure to screw them in place. All that you are required to do now is to test them. Do the doors swing freely now? If yes, then congratulations you just successfully installed your surface hinges. Be sure to finish mounting the rest of the cabinet doors.

The flush mount hinges are harder to install because you must mark the offsets on the inside of your cabinet. This hinge type wraps around the cabinet door and is normally attached to the back part. The rest of the installing process is pretty much like for the other hinge type that we discussed. You will still need a helper to successfully install the flush mount hinges.