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Kitchen Cabinets

Should Kitchen Cabinets or Flooring Be Installed First?

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.

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Repairing wooden cabinet knob with toothpicks.

How to Fix a Stripped Wooden Cabinet Knob

Watch this video to find out how to fix a stripped wooden cabinet knob using toothpicks and glue.

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How to Make a Curtain Rod Spice Rack

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.

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How to Buy Kitchen Cabinets on a Budget

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.

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How to Choose Quality Cabinets for Your Kitchen

When buying kitchen cabinets, it’s important to determine the quality of the materials used in their construction. These can include particle board, furniture board, veneered furniture board, and plywood. Watch this video to find out more.

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Kitchen Pantry Door Storage Rack

To maximize the storage space in your kitchen pantry, attach a clear plastic shoe rack to the inside of the pantry door for storing cleaning supplies and other items. Hold the rack in place at the bottom with push pins to secure it when the door is opened. Watch this video to find out more.

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Kitchen cabinet cutting board rack made from towel bars mounted to inside of cabinet door.

Kitchen Cabinet Door Rack

Watch this video to find out how to make a DIY kitchen cabinet door rack from bathroom towel rods to hold cutting boards and cookie sheets.

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Is It Particle Board or Not?

I’ve built custom cabinets for almost 20 years, so this is the part of a kitchen remodel I love the best. And, while I do love solid wood cabinets, don’t think you’re giving up quality by choosing a manufactured cabinet. A lot of people confuse the material on some manufactured cabinets with particle board, so take a moment to find out exactly what you’re buying.

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