Kitchens are usually the most popular room in a home. This is why kitchen remodels are so popular among homeowners. Many components in a kitchen, like the cabinets and appliances, need to be replaced simply because they get used so often. One great way to upgrade your kitchen cabinets is to change the doors. It is an affordable and practical way to make your kitchen cabinets more functional.
Getting Your Doors Made
The best part about changing your kitchen cabinet doors is the fact that you can do some of the work yourself to save some money. You definitely need your doors to be professionally made by a cabinetmaker. First, the cabinetmaker will come to your home so he can take precise measurements of your cabinets. The doors will then be produced with the right specifications. You should also have the hinges attached to your door in the factory, before they are delivered to your home. Modern hinges with self-closing mechanisms are integrated into the door for a more secure attachment.
Painting the Doors
Once the doors are delivered to your home, you can complete the painting (or staining), and installation. It is usually easiest to paint the doors before attaching them to the cabinet. Hardwood should always be sprayed for an even, smooth finish. Using a spray gun is easy and they can be rented for a daily fee.
Hanging the Doors
Hanging the doors is much easier if you have two people on the job. You need a power drill and a short level. One person holds the door up to the frame, while the other secures the screws. Most hinges can be easily hung with two small screws. The trick is is to apply the top screw into the top hinge first. Then, while the door is held in place (using the level), you can secure one of the screws into the lower hinge. Tighten both screws until they are secure, but don't over-tighten them, because you will probably need to adjust them. Recheck the level and make any necessary adjustments. If you have a set of doors that close toward each other, you will need to make the adjustment once both of the doors are hung. The goal is to make the gap in between the doors even and straight.
New doors will change the look of your cabinets, and the entire room. You will also enjoy having newer, more functional cabinet space.