.Installing kitchen cabinets into your mobile home may sound like a daunting task. But it’s not as bad as you may think! In this article, we’ll explain exactly what you need to know to successfully install kitchen cabinets into your home.
When you wish of installing kitchen cabinets into your mobile home, it’s necessary for them to tightly anchor to your wall studs. Solid wall anchors give you the adequate support for the load of the cabinet. If in the case when your cabinets do not sit flush on your wall, the door will not stay closed. You should mark each cabinet before installing them in your mobile home to get prevention from installing your cabinets in the wrong direction.
To prevent damage during installation, it’s best to remove all doors from your cabinets. You can mark each door with tape and a pen. This will make the life of your doors longer and prevents them from being damaged during installation.
Here are some of the steps to be followed to successfully install new cabinets in your mobile home.
There must be proper planning before purchasing new cabinets for your kitchen. First, you should measure the space that’s available, while also knowing the number of cabinets that you will need. You will need to measure the width of the space and see how this will affect your kitchen space.
Demolish in Stages
Demolishing in stages will make the process quite easier. Be sure to wear a dust mask and safety goggles because this process may get messy! You also have to remove all the doors and drawers, and then start to remove the lower cabinets if you’ve any. At the end you should remove all the upper cabinets.
Once all of the walls are bare, you can begin the installation process. First, you should begin measurements for your new mobile home cabinets. You can do so by using a tape measure and you can also mark the location where the cabinets will be placed. You should check the measurements twice to verify just in case you run into any problems.
Mounting Upper Cabinets
The upper cabinet will be installed first. The upper cabinets in your mobile home should be secured onto studs. It will be helpful and prevent them from falling once they begin to fill with dishes. You should use a carpenter’s level to make sure they are straight and use clamps to fix them in place.
Mounting Lower Cabinets
After installing all of the upper cabinets, you should now begin installing the lower cabinets. Here, you will follow the same steps. You should use shims to make everything level. When installing long cabinets, be extra careful as there are many ceilings and floors that are not parallel.
To install kitchen cabinets into your mobile home, you should have the proper structure and idea of the entire process. Your particular remodeling needs will be determined by the structure of your mobile home. As you know, in mobile homes, structural support is not the same as a house built into the ground.
Keeping the Floors and Walls Intact
Make sure that the addition of kitchen cabinets will not affect flooring or walls and weaken them while renovating your mobile home. If any openings are found in the walls, be sure to repair them and fill. This is for safety and also, appearance of your mobile home.
Overall, installing kitchen cabinets into your mobile home is not hard, but tedious. We hope these tips were helpful in providing you enough information to remodel your kitchen!
Here is a video of us installing kitchen cabinets into one of our mobile homes. Enjoy!