When we bought our house, we knew there was a lot of work to be done. Not really necessary work per say, but things to do to get it up to par with our style. Well, in the year and a half that we’ve lived here, we have done quite a few updates. The kitchen has always been one of the top things to we wanted to work on – of course, it can also be one of the most expensive things to remodel!
- As your a removing your doors/drawers, number them. Especially if you are using the same hardware, if you mix and match, after you are done you may find that things aren’t fitting how they should. I just ripped piece of tape and wrote the numbers on them.
- Make sure you have a BIG work area. We spread out everything in our garage over paint tarps.
- Don’t be too anxious. Most everything I read said to wait 1-2 weeks (sometimes more!) for the paint to “cure”. If you put everything back together too soon, because the paint can still be semi sticky, your doors/drawers could possibly stick to the cabinet base and ruin your pain job!
- Hardware. Don’t think that everything you purchase will work for you right out of the package. We had to buy longer screws for our handles than what came with them. We also purchased new door hinges, and tried about 4 different ones before we got one that worked correctly (hint: buy several different types to try, THEN purchase the necessary amount. oops). I think I had to go to the hardware store about 6 different times. Ugh.