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My Love of Remodeling

Hello I'm Risa Lee. When my husband and I bought our first home, it was with the intention of doing some major remodeling. We liked the basic floor plan, and it was cheap, but other than that, nothing was right about the house. It took us a while to get started because neither of us had the time or the knowledge. Finally, there was a summer when he had a three-week vacation. Instead of going on a trip, we used our time and money to finally get started on our remodel. To our surprise, we both fell in love with amateur construction! We have since bought and remodeled a few other homes because we love it so much. We're in no way professionals, but please feel free to join in our love and experience in basic construction. Maybe you will learn something!

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How To Remodel Your Kitchen Cabinets On A Budget

Remodeling your kitchen is a smart investment. The kitchen usually received more traffic than other rooms in the house, so it can show signs of wear. A newly remodeled kitchen can be a major selling point if you are planning to put your property on the market. However, a full-scale kitchen remodel is often beyond the budget restrictions of many homeowners. This article will explain how you can remove your kitchen cabinets on a limited budget. You will learn how to change the doors. You might even be able to do the installation on your own, making the job even more cost effective!  

Ordering Your New Doors

Even if you are planning on installing your new doors on your own, you will need to have them built by a professional cabinetmaker. For the best results, the cabinetmaker will come to your house and measuring all of you existing doors. While you are waiting for the doors to be built, you can remove your old doors from the cabinet box. This is usually very simple if you have a cordless drill. Most hinges are attached with just 2 screws.

Hanging the Doors

When your doors arrive the first thing to do is to attach the hinges to the new doors. You can reattach the old hinges, but many people choose to install new hinges with their new doors. Modern hinges with soft closing gauges are very popular because they don't slam closed. Besides the cordless drill, you will also need a level and a roll of masking tape. Hanging the doors precisely is also much easier if you have two people working on it. One person can hold the door level, while the other attaches the screws.

Attach the top screw of the upper hinge first, but do not tighten it completely. Then, use the level to properly position the door. When you get it just right, attach a screw to the bottom hinge. Now, tighten both screws so the door is snug. You can adjust the level and pitch of the hinges with adjustment screws built into the hinges. Test the door and make any necessary adjustments. Once the doors are perfect, you should attach the rest of the screws.

Your new doors will completely update the look of your room. If you want an even bigger and more dramatic remodel, consider painting the entire cabinets when you install the new doors. Contact local home remodelers, such as Art Hoffstrom Builders, for further assistance.