Kitchen cabinets are one of the easiest ways to upgrade and update your kitchen. There are a wide variety of kitchen cabinet designs to choose from. They are easy to install and many people can do this by themselves without having to hire a contractor to do it for them.
The first thing that needs to be done is to choose from the many kitchen cabinet designs that are available. These choices will range from the material, color and the door panel types. The doors can either be covered so that the contents of the cabinet are hidden, or open by the use of glass panels so that the contents can be viewed. A combination of both is also an option.
Once this decision has been made, the existing cabinetry needs to be measured so that the exact proportions of the new cabinets can be ordered. If there is going to be a change in the placement or size of cabinets, then the area they will encompass should be measured exactly. This needs to be an exact measurement as the cabinet company will need that for the order.
After the order has been placed and the cabinets delivered, the old cabinets need to be removed. Typically, they are installed with screws. This process will require at least two people to complete. One will need to hold the cabinet while the other removes the screws.
When the screws are removed, it may take a little work to get the cabinets off the wall. This can be particularly true if they have been up for a good amount of time. Paint and other materials can cause glue like affect that will keep the cabinets stuck to the wall. Just be careful when removing them so you do not harm yourself.
Getting the cabinets down will be the hard part, and then you need to clean the area where they were hung. If you are planning on painting the kitchen, now would be a great time to do it. When you paint before installation this will keep paint from damaging your new cabinets. This will also ensure that the area where the old cabinets were hung does not show.
Creating a new kitchen is not difficult when choosing from the many kitchen cabinet designs. Installation and removal can be done by the novice and does not require a contractor. Make sure to measure properly before ordering the new kitchen cabinets to ensure a perfect fit.