You seem to have some old, damaged cabinets and want to replace your kitchen cabinet doors with new, functional ones. Slab kitchen cabinet door replacement is easier than you think. Our step-by-step guide will explain every detail about how you can replace your slab kitchen cabinet door, along with tips and installation advice.
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Although slab kitchen cabinet door replacement is a simple project and anyone can do it with some basic knowledge, there are things that you need to ensure before installing the doors. First of all, ensure that your new slab kitchen cabinet door is the right size since if it is not, it will not fit properly. Second, you need to decide what material and style you want for your kitchen cabinet doors from the list below:
You may think each style and material will have a unique replacement process. Although you are not entirely wrong, our slab kitchen cabinet door replacement is created to help you replace any kitchen door you want. Now, let’s get to the real deal. Follow the below step precisely, and you are good to go.
1- Remove the Current Slab Kitchen Cabinet Door
The first step of kitchen cabinet door replacement starts with opening doors. Yes, it is that simple. Then you need to detach the slab kitchen cabinet door’s hinge from the mounting plate attached to the inside of your cabinet.
To remove the kitchen cabinet door entirely, you need to pinch the position of the hinge that is not near the cabinet door. Once you remove your current cabinet door, unscrew all the hardware.
2- Measure Your Kitchen Cabinet Doors
If you want to reuse the existing hinges, you need to do the kitchen cabinet door replacement with doors that come with the exact size of the current ones.
You can measure the slab kitchen cabinet door size by measuring each door’s width and height.
3- Add the Overlay
It is essential to know that the kitchen cabinet doors are a little bit larger than the actual opening. We call this cabinet overlay. We recommend adding one inch to the width and height if you want to order a new slab kitchen door. If you use double doors, you need to divide each measurement and abstract to 1/16the of an inch to consider the small gap between the opening edge of each cabinet door.
4- Order Hinges for Your Slab Kitchen Cabinet Doors
After you complete your measurement steps, it is time for the most exciting action: exploring our inventory of custom kitchen cabinet doors.
You need to send us the exact dimensions, and we will make you the best slab kitchen cabinet door that will fit your requirements. We also offer various types of hinges for your doors which you can choose.
5- Install the Cabinet Door Hinges
After you buy hinges for your slab kitchen cabinet door, you need to install them. Generally, each door hinge hole consists of three holes:
- The large hole, which is called a hinge cup
- Two small holes that help you ensure the alignment
It is best to start this step by attaching the hinge mounting plate to your hinges. Then lift the locking flange at the bottom of the hinge and insert it into the cup.
You need to rotate the hinge base until the hinge cup aligns with the smaller holes. Then lock the flange and press it down to firmly place your kitchen cabinet door’s hinges.
6- Mount Your Slab Kitchen Cabinet Doors
There are various ways to install your kitchen cabinet doors. However, the easiest way is to attach a straight piece of wood to the cabinet’s base. It is crucial to use robust clamps to hold the door in its place. Then make marks through the screw holes so that you know where you want to drill the pilot holes.
Remove the plates from the cabinet doors and screw them into the main frame with a screwdriver. Then reattach the hinges to the plate for better stability.
7- Adjust Your Cabinet Doors
After mounting the doors on your kitchen cabinets, you need to ensure that the alignment is perfect. If it is not, you need to use screwdrivers and adjust the door from the hinges.