How to save on kitchen cabinets

2017-11-01 06:00

EVEN if you have a specific door style in mind, you can still save with these handy tips…

DO IT YOURSELF

Removing the doors and drawer fronts is a simple matter of unscrewing them from the carcass.

Unscrew the door hinges from the carcass, unscrew the front from the drawer itself, or from the drawer runner assembly.

Once removed, you can use these to get the measurements that you need to order new doors, sand down the old doors, or build your own doors using either MelaWood or SupaWood (if you’re going to paint them).

HAVE YOUR DOORS CUT AND TRIMMED

If your existing doors have standard kitchen hinges that fit into 35mm diameter holes, then there’s no reason you can’t reuse them.

Your local timber store will be able to pre-drill hinge holes on the new doors as long as you purchase your MelaWood or SupaWood from them.

They also provide an edging service that will help trim your new doors to match the fronts.

BUY READY-MADE DOORS

Assuming your kitchen units are of a standard size, you could easily pick up updated versions from the company that originally fitted your kitchen. Failing that, there are many companies that will provide you with finished or unfinished doors.

FINISHINGS AND TRIM

For a perfectly finished look, add trim to cabinet edges. You can buy edging strips in various widths and lengths to perfectly match the finish on your doors and drawer fronts.

If you need to finish off open sides, you can easily buy Formica laminates to coordinate the look. Supplied in various finishes in 0.8mm thick sheets, your hardware store can cut these to the exact sizes that are required. Use Alcolin Contact Adhesive to apply to cabinet sides.

SPEND A LITTLE MORE ON ACCESSORIES

Even if you’ve gone for budget doors, spend some extra cash on the best handles you can afford as you’ll be handling them every day. You also want to choose stylish handles that are eye-catching.

Article courtesy of www.home-dzine.co.za

- Property24

Assuming your kitchen units are of a standard size, you could easily pick up updated versions from the company that originally fitted your kitchen.

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