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Our guide will show you how to install base cabinets. Starting from marking up the wall, you’ll find out where best to position your cabinets, how to account for piping and skirting boards, how to attach cabinets to one another, how to fit a side panel and cut it to size. Follow the steps outlined and you’ll have base units that not only provide essential storage but are sturdy and level enough to support your kitchen worktop.
If you have a timber frame wall, identify the secure fixing points before starting the installation process. Also check the walls for internal pipes and wires. If you need to factor in skirting boards or external pipes, bear this in mind from the outset. Make sure you have all necessary parts, too.
Use a cleaning product appropriate for the cabinet surface to avoid damaging the material. You should be able to find guidance for this in the manufacturer's instructions.
Beware of uneven flooring. If your flooring is uneven, you should adjust the legs of your cabinets until they are level before fully installing your cabinets. We have used spring loaded G-Clamps with non marking pads here. If you are using a cast iron clamp, it's a good idea to use offcuts of card on your cabinets to protect them from marks.
Wall cabinets offer handy storage and can be a great design feature in any kitchen. But they must be hung securely, evenly and in the correct place. Our guide will show you how to hang your new kitchen cabinets no matter if you’re working with masonry or timber frame walls. You’ll find out how to mark up your walls, how to check for cables and pipes, where to position the cabinets, ensure they’re level and finally, how to fix and secure them to the wall.
Before you do anything, find out whether you have masonry or timber frame walls. With masonry walls, cabinets can be hung anywhere. With timber frame walls, you need to identify secure points onto which the wall brackets can be fixed. This is important as it could affect the final design of your kitchen, and the size of the cabinets you’re able to hang.
After hanging your wall cabinets, secure them to each other with screws to increase their strength. Find more information on this technique on our help and advice page for 'how to install base cabinets'.
Hanging a large wall cabinet is a two-person job, so make sure you have help so you can ensure it hangs safely and securely on the wall. When fixing doors and handles, make sure you use a stepladder rather than standing on the base cabinets or worktop as this can cause unnecessary damage. Always ensure your wall cabinets are level with a spirit level.