What You Need to Know: Installing Kitchen Cabinets

by UPSCALED May 13, 2022 3 POPULAR READ

What is the Best Cabinet Style for Your Home?

There are many cabinet styles to choose from when designing your kitchen. But if you're not sure what style to get, here are some of the most popular cabinet styles.

Traditional: These cabinets have a classic feel with a lot of crown molding and detailed designs. They’re perfect for those who want their kitchen to look like it came straight out of the 18th century.

Modern: These cabinets are sleek and minimalist with clean lines and a contemporary look. They’re perfect for those who want a modern, industrial feel in their kitchen but they can be expensive because they require more materials than other styles.

Country: These cabinets have an old farmhouse feel with rustic wood and weathered paint finishes that give them an antique appearance. They’ re perfect for those who want an old-fashioned farmhouse kitchen.

Contemporary: These cabinets have clean lines and a sleek, minimalist appearance that make them perfect for contemporary kitchens. They’re also great if you want to create a modern, industrial look in your kitchen but don't want to spend as much money on materials.

Shaker Style Cabinets: These cabinets were invented in the 18th century and were popularized by the Shakers. They have clean lines, simple details, and a minimalistic look.

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The Cost of Installing Kitchen Cabinets and How Much You Should Spend on Them

Kitchen cabinets are an integral part of the kitchen. They provide a place to store all your pots, pans, dishes, and food. They also provide a space for you to prepare your dishes and store appliances such as the stove and refrigerator. The cost of installing kitchen cabinets varies depending on the material that you decide to use. It can be as low as $5 per square foot or it could be up to $25 per square foot. On average, this would mean that you will spend between $1,000 and $8,000 on new kitchen cabinets with installation costs included in the price tag.

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What Tools Do I need in Order to Install Kitchen Cabinets?

Tools that you will need for installing your own kitchen cabinets are as follows:

An electric saw or handsaw.

A stud finder.

Level or plumb line.

Drill bits, in various sizes and lengths, for wood and metal drilling.

Caulking gun, silicone sealant, grout sealant (if you're installing tile backsplashes).

Wood screws, in various lengths.

Sandpaper, coarse to fine.

Various types of wood, such as pine and oak, for cutting the cabinets' shelves to size.

Tape measure or ruler.

Carpenter's pencil .

Screwdrivers: flat-head and Phillips head for screws and fasteners; long-nosed or bit ratchet for torque wrench.

Hammer (pry bar).- Drill with bits, screwdriver bits, or drill bits.

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Tips  for Installing Cabinets

Installing cabinets is a job that most people dread doing. That is why we are providing you with some tips and tricks to make the process easier.

1.) Use a level to make sure the cabinets are straight and even.

2.) Buy cabinet installation screws in bulk because they are more affordable than buying them individually.

3.) When drilling, drill from the top of the cabinet down not the bottom up to avoid damaging your cabinets or flooring.

4.) When installing cabinets, make sure you leave enough space for the door to open and close.

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Connor ODea
Connor ODea



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