Mari Ferguson Base Cabinets January 12th, 2018 - 10:52:57
Whenever you need to make a major purchase if you are budget-conscious -- by choice or by necessity, the best (I would say, only) place to start is by accumulating as much information as you can about the available possibilities. When buying cabinets, an extremely important consideration is to be sure that the measurements you are working with of the involved area(s) are accurate. You certainly do not want to learn too late that your cabinet choices and/or the resulting layout of them might have better met your needs.
Special Order Cabinets The upgrade from store cabinets would be ordering them from your local home improvement store or local lumberyard. Quality will be much noticeably higher than stock cabinets, but your options are still somewhat limited as to what you can order. Expect to see laminated interiors in either white or maple color, solid wood drawers and doors, and upgrades such as soft close hinges or soft close drawer slides. These cabinets will come finished and ready to install. Typically, these will be offered in all 3" increments, usually ranging from 12 inches wide to 36 or even 48 inches wide. Doors and drawer fronts may be somewhat customizable in terms of styles and colors, but options are still limited. Still expect 1/2" thick carcasses (the box part of the cabinets) and 1/8" to 1/4" thick cabinet backs.
This way you will not be searching for a stud while standing on a ladder and balancing a cabinet. It is a few minutes work well spent. Next remove all cabinet doors marking each one is marked as to which cabinets they belong too. If you are working alone, take a piece of one by two inch furring and screw it to the wall flush with the bottom of the upper cabinet mark. You will be able to rest the cabinet on the furring while you plumb the cabinet and fasten it to the wall. Starting with the first cabinet, go ahead and screw the cabinet securely to the studs using three inch drywall screws. You can countersink them or course or use screw washers depending on what you want the final appearance to be.
For smaller rooms with just a couple of square feet empty space, tall cabinets with drawers will look good. They do not take more than 2 X 2 of the floor space. They are long enough to touch the ceiling. As an alternative you can fix the cabinets above the toilet so that the whole of the length above the flush tank is used sensibly and the floor is spared. Types of Bathroom linen cabinets Based on the design and the size of your bathroom there are many styles and types of cabinets available. A corner cabinet with a mirror and shelves, a conventional looking cabinet with glass fronts and drawers, wall mounted mini cabinets, built- in cabinets, free standing cabinets and more are the options you get to choose from. While built in cabinets can be set into the wall niche, free standing and corner cabinet occupy floor space. With wall mounted cabinets you can use the space below to keep the laundry basket.