Even though installing kitchen cabinets is a simple operation, it is best left to a team of experienced professionals. Like any other home improvement project, this one has complexities that must be navigated appropriately to achieve the well-intended outcomes. For cabinet renewal and installation, untrained people can make mistakes that sabotage your kitchen renovation ideas.
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, here are some frequent pitfalls to watch out for:
Kitchen Cabinets That Don’t Fit Your Needs
If you’re doing your research online, it’s easy to get sucked into selecting cabinets with predetermined stock sizes. Stock sizes, however, should only be chosen if you are certain they will fit in your space. Depending on the layout of your kitchen, your cabinets may require custom measurements. It is important to measure your kitchen accurately to determine which cabinet dimensions will work best for you.
Ignoring the importance of plumbing and electrical systems
Remodeling a kitchen might be significantly much bigger project if you’re changing the layout of your cabinets. To avoid making the same mistakes with your kitchen’s plumbing and electrical wiring as those described above, make sure your dimensions are exact. For example, if you don’t correctly plan out your kitchen cabinet layout, you may end up putting them where your new recessed lighting was supposed to be installed. You may also discover that you’ve buried vital plumbing that was meant to connect your dishwasher. As long as you stick to your plan, everything will fit in its proper place.
A Drywall Backing for Wall Cabinets
Your walls will thank you for making sure you mark where the studs are. The strongest points in your walls are the studs, which means that your hanging cabinets should only be attached to them. Even if the drywall originally holds the weight of your wall cabinets they are mounted on, the moment you fill them with tableware, they will most certainly fall over. You’re in for a real snare if you try this! Use screws while building kitchen cabinets. Nails won’t keep your cabinets attached to the wall, which will eventually lead to them falling off.
Keep Your Wall Cabinets From Differing in Height
Your new kitchen cabinets’ back panels should be flush against the wall when they are installed. Use a plumb line, chalk string, or level to measure and properly identify the wall studs without gaps. Your cabinets will stay flush with the wall if you know where the wall’s strongest points are. It is possible to secure the cabinets to the wall with a temporary stud board or ledger board.
The Slope Is Not Taken Into Consideration
There are certain kitchens, particularly in older homes, where the floor is low. Ideally, you would start installing your kitchen cabinets from the highest point on the property and work your way down. To ensure a nice, even surface for cooking and placing appliances, it’s best to install your cabinets this way so that they stay level when the time comes to attach your countertop.
To sum up
All renovations require careful planning and precise measurements to ensure a successful outcome. However, if you’re cautious, your new kitchen can be elegantly put together.