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Corian Worktops 2For all cabinets that have attachment rails, drill a pilot hole through the rail into the cabinet. When you are ready to install the cabinet, you will have the necessary screw holes visible inside the cabinet. Pilot holes also help prevent the wood from splitting. Once cabinets have been screwed in place, they are given their decorative finish. You will need to install doors, any trims such as decorative moldings, and hardware. If you cannot do this yourself, calling in is a good idea. The final look of the kitchen depends on these finishing touches, so it is important that the correct procedures and techniques are followed, and time and care is taken.

Replacing doors, drawers and handles can be a great way of updating a kitchen if changing the layout is unnecessary. If you are on a tight budget, you will be amazed how much the look of your kitchen can change with some paint and new hardware. You can paint almost any finish of kitchen cabinet, as well as tiles, but make sure you use the right paint and other materials — special primers will often be necessary. If you decide to change doors or drawers, make sure that the new ones are compatible with your existing cabinets.

Screw the hinge plate into its predrilled holes in the carcass. Hinge plates often come with the screws already inserted.

Insert the hinge into the precut recesses on the doors, and screw it in place. Be sure to use the correct short wood screws.

Position the door, with the hinges aligning with hinge plates, and use the screw already positioned in the hinge to join them.

Tighten the central screw in the hinge plate to secure the door. Follow the instructions below to align the doors perfectly.

Position the toekick, pushing the clips in place onto the legs of the cabinets. Continue to add further sections of toekick until you have covered all areas. A toekick is easy to remove, allowing new floor coverings to lap under cabinets. Toekick height may then be trimmed to accommodate any floor-level change.

Kitchen cabinet options with may seem endless. While you know that the material, finish, and design style of your kitchen cabinets will determine the overall look of your kitchen, it is also important to keep in mind that how your cabinets are made will determine the timeline of your kitchen remodeling project. There are three main types of cabinets available: stock, semi-custom, and custom. The cabinets that you might choose to browse in order to gather design inspiration at a local home improvement center or cabinet discounter are either stock or semi-custom kitchen cabinets. If the price tag for new cabinets is more than you expect or if you just want to update the look of your cabinets with new cabinet fronts, kitchen cabinet refacing may be the best option for you.

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