Before You Buy New Kitchen Cabinets, Check This Out

by THAT Painter Lady

IMG_8598 photo credit: TonyOlsen

Ready to Assemble cupboards are an affordable way to have that designer kitchen without breaking your budget. I will tell you step by step a way to accomplish the kitchen of your dreams or real close too it. Remember, there are several different kitchen cabinet styles to match your unique personality.

Step 1: Establish a budget, You need to know just how much you’ve got to spend, Lower it by 2 Hundred for in case you want it for overages.

Step 2 : Select colors, for instance if you are doing a total transformation you’ll need to select Wall colors, Cabinet Colors, Floor color & type, Counter top color and type. This can seem to be an overwhelming task but you can do it. Go to the bookstore look through all of the magazines and look at all the color combinations. Buy the book or magazine that has your colors. Remember way out colors are not often good if you are planning to sell your home in a few years.

Step 3: The subsequent item on our list is design. It all starts and ends with the right kitchen cabinets plans. Most RTA ( Prepared to assemble ) cupboard shops have design services that you may use free, you’ll have to supply measurements and other information requested by the retailer. An alternate way is buy some graph paper and put a little design together yourself, play with it and have fun, have a blank slate. The Internet has great self help areas.

Step 4 : some Items you want to consider. Appliances, Lighting Fixtures, Sinks, Taps . This usually is a component of the design phase. Often you are not replacing these, just reusing.

Step 5 : Once you’ve got a design all your colors and a cupboard style it’s time to start, Order your cupboards, Flooring for example. You’ll need to remove all of your cupboards. counter tops, and anything else you are replacing. Get your walls painted any electrical or plumbing moved and so on. Install Floors and than you are ready for cupboard installation.

Step 6: RTA cabinets are the best bang for the buck. You can get an all wood designer cupboard for thousands less. You’ve got to do a little more work but it’ll save you in the long game. If assembly and installation are just out of your league, hire an installer. Get a few quotes ask for references. Don’t be afraid to check out wholesale kitchen cabinets as well for more potential savings.

Step 7 : Counter tops, Laminate is the best priced followed by granite, solid surface and Quartz. If the budget is tight choose a HD laminate with a special edge until you can afford the real stuff.

I’ve painted my kitchen and bath countertops so look like granite and marble. I show you how on these videos:

Video Painting Laminate Countertops

Step 8: The Home Stretch. Install sink dishwasher, all of the appliances. Touch up paint or add an ornamental tile back splash. Now set back and look at all that you have accomplished and pat yourself on your back.

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