The following, then, are the tips and tricks we suggest when installing your own cabinetry.
- Make sure you put down the floor before you put in the cabinets, and if possible, take the room down to the studs. It’s much easier to install cabinetry in a room that’s empty than in a room that’s full. Also, make sure you protect the floor before you install the cabinetry, as it tends to get damaged during installation.
- Before installing the cabinets, make sure the walls are straight, as well. This is easy to assess – use a 4 foot level and a 2-by-4.
- Install the electrical lines before you install the cabinetry.
- When you first install the cabinetry, put your first mark about 48 inches off the floor.
- Before you install the upper cabinetry, join them together. This will prevent the cabinets from not being even with one another.
- Use a stud finder to find all of the studs for your cabinetry.
- Be sure to install a ledger board, on all of the other studs, before you install the cabinetry.