Cabinets are important all around our homes--not just in the kitchen. Besides kitchen cabinets for food and cookware, we have bathroom cabinets for toiletries, hall cabinets and linen closets for clothing and sheets, and garage cabinets for tools and seasonal decorations. Without cabinets, our homes would be chaos! There are as many cabinet designs, styles and layouts as there are items to place in them, and the quality can vary greatly. For all things cabinets, start with the experienced cabinet professionals who are Rosie on the House-certified.
How do I repair my cabinet doors?
The main reasons cabinet doors fall out of alignment are time and wear. We lean on cabinet doors and hang onto them for balance as we reach the top shelf. Yet cabinets are not designed to carry that extra weight, so they can fall out of alignment. Learn about common cabinet problems and how to solve them.
Should I replace, reface or refinish my cabinets?
So you’ve added a splash of color to the walls in your kitchen and upgraded the appliances, but it’s not quite enough. Those cabinets still seem drab, bringing down that fresh look you were going for. Or perhaps you’re looking to sell your house, but the kitchen is not a selling point because of worn-out cabinetry. When your cabinets need a pick-me-up, professionals turn to three popular ways to give your kitchen a facelift: replacing, refacing or refinishing.
How can I perk my cabinets up myself?If you’re searching for a quick way to revitalize your kitchen and you’re pretty handy with a paint brush and screwdriver, do it yourself. Let’s be honest: when people come over and ‘ooo’ and ‘ahh’ over your home upgrades, it’s nice to say you did it all yourself. Depending on your budget and how handy you are, you have several options for perking up those cabinets.
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Catch Rosie and Romey Saturday mornings on their call-in home improvement radio show on all things related to your house, home, castle or cabin. Below are a few clips from the shows that covered topics relating to cabinets.
Marty (5:05 into segment) I refinished my cabinets myself and I'm not happy with how they turned out. How do I strip the cabinets and repaint the them so I'm happy with the outcome?
Marty (0:22 into segment) continued... Nov. 1, 2009 Archive Page