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Base cabinet installation is the foundation of your kitchen. Ensuring your base cabinets are aligned and level is key. How a base cabinet is installed depends on your wall type. See our guides for more information.
How-To Install a Base Cabinet
To start, remove the doors or drawers from the cabinet
Lay the cabinet on its back to fix the adjustable feet
The cabinet will come with the base plate of the adjustable feet installed
Attach the adjustable part by slotting it into the base
Wind the feet to adjust them to the height of your kicker
Place the cabinet in position
Adjust the height of the feet until the cabinets are perfectly aligned
Use a spirit level to check the level
Check the cabinet is level at the back, front, left and right
Drill pilot holes through the inside of the first cabinet
Using 28mm screws, screw from the inside of the cabinet through to the other cabinet, at both the back and front, to secure in place
If it is a door unit, position the front screws to the front of the hinge plate, so that they will be hidden when the door is on
Once cabinets have been secured to each other, secure them to the wall
When installing multiple cabinets in a row, we recommend screwing each cabinet together to ensure the kitchen is secure and stable. This helps prevent any movement that may result from the natural shifting that occurs slowly in any home.
By taking the time to get your cabinets in perfect alignment and secure you will find installation will run smoothly.