Kitchen Cabinets. Friday , December 29th , 2017 - 13:27:55 PM
Now that you have your new kitchen cabinets, you are ready to move on to the next big step.....Installing your kitchen cabinets. While the actual installation of the Kitchen Cabinets isntall that hard, the critical first step is measuring and marking out where the cabinets will go. By placing layout markings on the walls and floors, it will not only help you with kitchen cabinet placement and stud locations, but it will also help you locate where adjustments and shims will be required. Before we get started there are a couple of items that you will need for the project: Pencil Level or Laser Level Drill Tape Measure Stud Finder Clamps 1" x 3" Piece of lumber (6-8 in length) or an Inverted U-shaped frame (see notes below) Shims Screws (long enough to go 1 1/2 into the studs) Utility knife or chisel Marking Compass An extra set of hands (you may have to bribe one of your friends).
If you are not interested in building kitchen cabinets you might be interested in purchasing pre-built or designer cabinets. One such designer cabinet you might be interested in are Merillat cabinets, which began in 1946. Today, Merillat is a leader in kitchen cabinets. Featuring three distinct designs to choose from, totaling over 50 patterns and styles, there is the Merillat Essentials, Merillat Classics and Merillat Masterpiece. Each having their own price ranges and distinctive designs to fit into any kitchen, Merillat is part of the American tradition of kitchen cabinets. Another type of kitchen cabinet that is a great alternative to building kitchen cabinets is the Kemper cabinet, which was founded in 1926 by brothers George E. and Paul W. and their friend, Ray L. Headington in Richmond, Indiana. In 1998, Kemper was purchased by MasterBrand, retaining the name Kemper, and is the second largest cabinet manufacturer in the United States. They offer a wide selection of cabinets, including oak kitchen cabinets, for everything from the bath to the kitchen to storage areas.
Custom Cabinet Cost Most people want to know how much more custom cabinetry will cost as compared to stock cabinets. This is almost impossible to answer with any degree of accuracy. The real truth of the matter is that custom cabinets are going to cost more that the lower lines of comparable stock cabinetry. But we have seen custom cabinets be very competitive with the mid to higher range stock cabinets. Despite the higher prices of custom kitchen cabinets it is almost always worth the extra cost. The cabinets are built in a much more solid fashion as well as most custom cabinetmakers will use a ¾ inch thick cabinet case material, it doesnt get much more solid than that. All cabinet shops will have varying prices, so we do recommend you always compare the same exact kitchen design from shop to shop for the most accurate estimations.
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