Installing Custom Cabinets in New Manufactured Homes
In a newly purchased manufactured home, the storage options maybe limited sometimes. The need for such storage spaces may also arise after staying in the home for an extended period, and installing cabinets are the best way to add up the storage space in the home while also improving its overall appeal.
Cabinets come in different models that suit all the sections of a manufactured home like kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom. Described below are the important steps to follow while installing cabinets in new manufactured homes.
Planning and Preparation
The first and foremost step while installing cabinets is to have a proper planning. The right amount of planning is crucial before purchasing the new custom cabinets.
Evaluate the spaces in the home where the installation of cabinets is possible. After that, carefully measure the available space for purchasing the right custom-made or readymade cabinet that fits well within the allocated space.
For installing kitchen cabinets, it is important to take measurements of the appliances that are used. This will give an idea regarding the spatial constraints that exist because of the placement of various kitchen appliances.
Marking the Area
Before installing the cabinets, you must strictly rely on the measurements taken of the spaces and the newly bought cabinets. The places where the cabinet will be placed must be marked by using a tape measure. This will enable you in accurately fixing the cabinet well within the intended spaces.
In the case of any issues in the fitting of the cabinets, verify the initial measurements again to determine that the markings are correct and then reaffix the cabinets.
Installing Upper Cabinets
The upper cabinets must be installed first while mounting the cabinets. During the installation process, it is essential to secure the upper cabinets using studs. This will firmly affix the cabinets onto the wall and allows it to support more weight without falling down.
Ensure that the cabinets are perfectly leveled by using a spirit level. During the installation of the upper cabinets, it is better to use clamps for holding the level meters in place.
Installing Lower Cabinets
After completing the mounting of upper cabinets, move to the installation of the lower cabinets. It involves the same method that is utilized when installing the upper cabinets.
For high cabinets that extend from the floor to the ceiling, consider using shims for maintaining their level and square. Using this practice is highly recommended even for installing pre-purchased cabinets.