Is your kitchen feeling a little drab? Sometimes all you need is a quick refresh like swapping out cabinet hardware.
In three simple steps, you can give your kitchen cabinets a fresh new look without draining your savings. Not bad for less than an hour of work! Here’s how you can do it.
Remove Old Hardware
The first step is getting rid of the old hardware. All you’ll need for this is a screwdriver. Start to loosen the knob with it then hold the screw in place while you hand-twist the knob the rest of the way off.
Wipe Down Cabinets
Before you install your new knobs, you’ll want to have clean cabinet doors. Over time cabinets accumulate a layer of grime from cooking and everyday use. Use a simple solution of warm water and vinegar for especially tough spots.
Are you happy with the placement of your hardware? Maybe you want to switch from knobs to pulls? Because now’s the time to fill the holes with wood putty and start fresh. This adds an extra step but it’s worth it! Read how to install cabinet hardware the stress-free way here.
Attach New Hardware
Once you find hardware that suits your style, it’s time to install. Insert the screw and hand-tighten the knob until it’s in line with the cabinet. Use a screwdriver to finish it, but make sure you don’t overtighten.
It really is as simple as that! Replacing cabinet hardware doesn’t have to be limited to old knobs and pulls. If remodeling your kitchen isn’t in the cards, start small – you’ll be surprised how much of an impact it can have on your space!
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