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As kitchen remodeling goes, changing cabinetry is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to give your kitchen a facelift. You could say that cabinets, because they usually take up a vast amount of space in the kitchen, are the face of the kitchen.
Following are some basic tools needed to change out your kitchen cabinets. Having the right tools for your kitchen cabinet installation project is crucial because it makes what could be a time-consuming kitchen remodeling job go that much quicker.
Basic Tools Needed to Change Kitchen Cabinets
Leveler: This is to ensure that cabinets are properly aligned and level after the installation.
Stud Finder: A stud finder is used to locate beams behind walls. This is important because you need to find the proper place to drill to insert hanging devices. Stud finders are a critical tool to have when doing kitchen remodeling - or any type of home remodeling project - where penetrating a wall is necessary.
Pencil: To mark measurements and spots where holes are to be drilled.
A tape measure and electric drill are two more tools you want to have handy. A tool belt would be helpful, but is not absolutely necessary when tackling kitchen remodeling projects.
4 Things to Note When Hanging Cabinets
- Remove drawers and doors: By removing these before you begin to install them, you lighten the load and lessen the chance of dropping, scratching and/or breaking them. Your installation will go quicker as well.
- Start from the top down: Hang cabinets that go on the wall first. Without ground units in the way, it's much easier to install what goes up top first.
- Install corner cabinets: This will ensure that all cabinets (top units and base units) fit properly where they're supposed to.
- Check before screwing: When doing kitchen remodeling, you want to work as smart as possible. So before screwing anything into the walls permanently, check the positioning and alignment of all cabinetry first. This will not only save on time, it'll save a mountain of work as well.
Tip on What to Tackle First When You Want to Remodel Your Kitchen: Tackle what takes up the most space first, if you can afford it. In kitchens, this can be the walls, cabinets, counters or floors.
Most often though, changing cabinets will make the biggest impact. Therefore, if your budget is limited, replace (or reface) kitchen cabinets first. Handling kitchen cabinet installation is a project you may want to try yourself, or instead contact a repuatable contractor to assist. The form to the right of this page will help you get estimates for installing kitchen cabinets.
*Source: 2006 Trade Publication: Remodeling.
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