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Installing your own kitchen doors

Article by: Tony Homz

Kitchen Design Expert


Hey there, DIY enthusiast! So, you've decided it's time to spruce up your kitchen by installing new cabinet doors.


That's a fantastic project to take on, but before you grab your tools, let's talk about the ins and outs of DIY kitchen door installation and why sometimes it's best to consider  calling in the professionals.

Things to consider changing if my cabinet doors myself

Difficulty No.1: Accuracy of measuring-up


Now I’m not talking about are you up to it, I’m really taking about do you have an eye for detail. To get a professional looking finish, you need to be millimetre perfect!  Even a slight misalignment can make your kitchen look ‘a little wonky’ and unprofessional.


Difficulty No.2: Drilling Hinge Holes


Drilling holes for hinges might seem like a simple task, but it's a bit more complicated than it appears. If your hinge holes aren't aligned just right, your doors won't close properly, or they might even fall off altogether. Yikes!


Difficulty No.3: Aligning Cabinet Doors


Getting your cabinet doors to line up evenly can be a bit like solving a puzzle. It involves careful measurement, precision, and patience. If you rush through this step, your kitchen could end up looking like a mismatched mess.


The Benefits of Using a Professional


Now, let's talk about why you might want to consider hiring a pro:


1. Expertise: - Professional installers have tons of experience. They've tackled countless kitchen projects, so they know all the tricks and pitfalls.


2. Precision: - They have the tools and skills to ensure everything is perfectly aligned, from hinge holes to door placement.


3. Time-Saving: - DIY projects can take up a lot of your time. Hiring a pro means the job will likely get done faster, leaving you with more time for other activities.


4. Quality Results: -  When you hire a professional, you're more likely to end up with a kitchen that looks sleek and polished, just like the ones you see in magazines.


5. Warranty: -  Many professionals offer warranties on their work, so if anything goes wrong, they'll come back to fix it at no extra cost.


My conclusion, while DIY kitchen door installation can be a fun and rewarding project, it's not without its challenges. If you're up for a bit of a challenge and have the patience to get things just right, go for it! But if you want a flawless, hassle-free kitchen makeover, it might be wise to invest in a professional. They can turn your kitchen dreams into reality while you sit back and admire your beautiful, newly installed cabinet doors. Happy remodelling!

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