Kitchen Renovation: Basics of Cabinets Replacement
It is no surprise that the remodeling of the kitchen is at the top of the list of home improvement projects in every household. Kitchen renovation helps to significantly increase the value of your home. Most of us realize that our kitchen is more than simply a place where we spend some time to prepare meals; it is the essence of our home and an investment in your lifestyle.
Whether you are looking to create a bold and punchy contrast or an understated look to coordinate with your surroundings, the result reflects the character of the owner and the home.
The scope of the kitchen renovation project may vary depending on available resources, budget and the desire of the home owner for the change. Very often, however, just replacement of kitchen cabinets can dramatically improve the look and feel.
The basic cabinet component is a carcass – the frame that supports the counter and outlines doors and drawers. These are generally constructed of fir or birch plywood or particle-board, joined together with rabbeted joints and glue. Base cabinets are braced on bottom risers made from 2x4 (which become the...