Kitchen Remodel Tips
Kitchen Remodel Tips
DBI Kitchen and Bath
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Planning for a new kitchen? Use these tips to prevent expensive mistakes, eliminate headaches and get the kitchen you want!
Watch out for Floor Gaps
If you’re keeping your existing floor and replacing your cabinets, you may have to deal with gaps between the old floor and the new cabinets. Base cabinets are usually 24 in. deep, but toe-kick depths vary. Cabinet widths run in 3-in. increments from 6 in. to 48 in. If the new cabinets don’t fit the existing cabinet footprint, you’ll have gaps. Be sure the total width of the new cabinets matches the overall width of the ones you’re replacing. Hide gaps smaller than 3/4 in. with molding.
Order Countertops after the Cabinets are in
Measure your installed base cabinets to determine the countertop dimensions. Don’t use the ones on your plans. The row of cabinets may have a different dimension after installation due to out-of-square walls. Place a carpenter’s square in the corner over the end cabinet. The corner might be narrower than the rest of the wall because of layers of joint compound. Measure to the farthest point on the wall over the cabinets. This is to avoid an ugly gap between the countertop and the wall after the countertops are installed.
Gain Precious Counter Space
Pull-down racks give you instant access to kitchen essentials without the clutter of spice racks or knife holders. When the cooking’s completed, the rack swings up against the underside of the cabinet. You can buy ready-made racks or buy a pair of hinges and make your own wooden rack to hold knives, spices or other small items that take up counter space.
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