An Affordable Way To Remodel Your Kitchen

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Remodeling your kitchen is a worthwhile investment. There are several upgrades that can make the room modern, more functional, and efficient. The cabinets are often the most worn out part of any kitchen because they get used so frequently. The doors and drawers take quite a beating over the years from all the slamming, moisture (and possibly grease) in the air, and being handled with dirty hands. Basically, the kitchen doors are often the first thing that needs an upgrade. Since a full kitchen cabinet replacement project is too expensive for most homeowners, changing just the doors is a smart alternative. This article explains how to remove and replace cabinet doors:

Ordering New Doors

You will be able to do much of this work on your own, but you will rely on professional cabinet makers for the bulk of the project. First of all, you need to order your doors. The best way to accomplish this is to have the cabinet makers come directly to your house and take measurements. The pros will not only measure for the size of your new doors, but they will also assess the face frame of your cabinets so your new doors can be made with the right mounting mechanisms and hinges. To make the job easier, make sure you order doors that come with the hinges pre-attached. This will make it much easier to install them. They might also determine that your face frame needs some repairs before the new doors are installed. This usually just means patching holes and repainting.

The cabinetmaker will take a few weeks to build your doors. In the meantime, you can do some prep work of your own.

Removing the Old Doors

This one part of the job that you opt to do yourself. That is, while your doors are being constructed, you can take off your old doors and repair the face frame. Don't throw your old doors away yet.

Receiving and Installing the New Doors

When you new doors arrive, you can install them yourself. Hanging doors is straightforward work, but it does require two people and a level. One person needs to hold the door level while the other screws them into the face frame. You will need to make some adjustments once the doors are hung to ensure that they open and close properly.

As you can see, most of the work for this job is easy. If you let the pros do the hard parts, you can definitely handle this project. Contact local kitchen remodeling services for more information and assistance. 

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