When installing the cabinets during this kitchen remodel, the base cabinets were put in first to allow measurements for the granite countertops. The base cabinets were set on blocks to compensate for the hardwood floor that was installed later. Wood shims were used to level the cabinets and align the faces.
If your kitchen cabinets have adjustable hinges, you may need to tweak them from time to time so the doors will close properly. Watch this video to find out which screws to turn to achieve the perfect fit on your cabinet doors.
Amy asks, “When remodeling a kitchen, should you install the cabinets or finished flooring first?”
I prefer to put the finished flooring down before installing the cabinets, though it can be done either way. While it uses more flooring material, the installation requires less cutting and fitting. Read on to find out more.
An expandable, spring-loaded curtain rod makes a great rack to store spices. Simply adjust the rod to fit inside a hanging cabinet and arrange the individual spice containers on the rod with the labels facing out. Watch this video to find out more.
Your best bet when buying new kitchen cabinets on a budget is to choose middle of the line cabinets and then add accessories to them, rather than splurging on top of the line cabinets. Accessories like pull-out trays and tilt-out drawers can be added to maximize all of the space that you have in your kitchen.