Previously on MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE –
We talked kitchen cabinet hardware and the ins and out of wide wild world of WHITE!
Today I talk about the installation of my kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts. How hard could it be? Right? I will tell you!
But, first let me start by saying that I look at every project as an opportunity to learn something new. And even if I am not rushing out to install any more cabinet doors…if I had to…I could!
Here were my big mistakes:
1. I did not have an assistant over the age of 13, and the ones I did have were easily distracted and prone to leaving the room and not coming back.
2. I did not take the time to familiarize myself with the European hinges and the various ways they could be adjusted. Now of course, I am an expert on them, but those lessons were learned the hard way, and I honestly could have gone my whole life and not missed knowing what I learned.
3., 4. and 5…I really needed an assistant.
That being said, and lets just get out of the way the fact that on average , the first 4 or five doors took 1 hour each to install, in the end, I am still VERY happy that I went this route. When I walk into the kitchen now, I love how it looks, and I have not even replaced the countertops and floors or avocado green oven yet!!!All in good time!
I am saving the full reveal for when the job is completely done, and the remaining doors are hung. However, for you patience, here are some BEFORE and AFTERS!