While remodelling a kitchen it becomes necessary to install kitchen cabinets in
some new style or change their looks by repairing and resurfacing them or
installing some new cabinets so that they can add to its new look. The
installation process of a kitchen cabinet usually remains the same whether you
install it in landed properties or any other type of property in Singapore.
Usually two types of kitchen cabinets are installed in Singapore- base kitchen
cabinets and wall mounted kitchen cabinets. They can be installed in a stepwise
manner discussed in brief in this write-up for your guidance if you are doing it
Kitchen remodelling can be made easy, especially while installing wall hanging
as well as base kitchen cabinets, if you arrange the required tools and
materials beforehand. The tools required for this purpose include a 4' level, a
tape measure, a pencil, a stud finder, a crew gun and few clumps. Materials
required to install kitchen cabinets for landed properties in Singapore include
ready-to-assemble base and wall hanging cabinets, 2 ledger boards, wood shims
and 2 inch screws.
After arranging all the tools and materials required for installing kitchen
cabinets for landed properties you can start installing them one by one in a
step by step manner as given here under.
Installing wall hanging kitchen cabinet
Mark the wall after measuring it:
First of all you should measure the height of your base cabinet the standard
height if which is normally 34 inch. Now add 1 inch space for a standard
countertop and 18-20 inch space for backsplash which makes a total of 54 inches
from the floor of your kitchen where you can mark points on the wall to place
the bottom of your wall hanging cabinet. You should measure this height from the
highest point of your floor along the wall, if it is not levelled properly.
Now join these points by drawing a horizontal line on the wall, after ensuring
its level with the help of a spirit level, which will be used later on as a
guide to hang your cabinet properly levelled. Now you should locate wall studs
by using a stud finder as they play important role in supporting the weight of
your wall kitchen cabinet properly. But you should also take care of plumbing
and electrical wiring while locating wall studs.
Fix a support or ledger board:
While fixing a support or ledger board safely on the wall you should use screws
to screw it on the wall studs at your marked height to support your cabinet’s
weight temporarily while installing it. But before installing the wall cabinet
you should not forget to lighten its weight by removing its doors and hardware.
Hang the wall cabinets:
If you are hanging two wall cabinets in your kitchen then first of all you
should attach them together so that they can be lifted together and installed
safely on the supporting ledger board. You can use clamps to fix the vertical
pieces on the frame of the cabinets together in a way so that their fronts can
flush easily without any hindrance. Now you have to join these cabinets safely
at the stile by drilling and screwing them at all of their meeting points in the
front and back along with top and bottom. You should also drill on the thick
frame along the top of the cabinets and fix screws so that you need not worry
for them while installing them on the wall.
Now you should lift the cabinets up to the ledger board fixed already and check
its level and plumb. You can also shim the cabinets, if needed, to align their
front. After shimming the level and plumb of the cabinets you should fix them
safely at the studs into the wall. After completing the placement you should
check their level and plumb once again before installing them permanently on the
wall. You can use filler bar supplied by the cabinet manufacturer to fill the
gap if it exists between the last cabinet and the wall.
After installing all the kitchen cabinets in your kitchen on the landed
properties in Singapore properly you should remove the ledger board and attach
their hardware and doors to finish the process of the installation of wall
Installation of base kitchen cabinet
Find out higher points on the floor:
While installing base kitchen cabinet for landed properties in Singapore first
of all you should check the level of the floor. If it is not levelled properly
then you should find out its highest point along the wall, where you want to
install your cabinet in your kitchen. It will be easier to shim on the lower
points of the floor under the cabinet if you start installing your base cabinet
from or near the highest point. It will be difficult to adjust your cabinet at
higher points if you start its installation from lower points.
Measure and mark:
Now you should measure the height of your base cabinet and mark a level line on
the wall at the highest point from the floor to establish the top level of your
cabinet. While drawing this line you should ensure to use spirit level to ensure
its truly horizontal status as it will help you in the installation process. Now
locate the studs on the wall by using a stud finder and mark them with pencil.
You should also pre-drill the cabinet along the top of its frame piece to make
it easy for you later on.
Install the base cabinet:
First of all you should install one of your cabinets temporarily and check its
level across the top. You can also shim the cabinet to level its top properly.
Now you can install it safely into the wall by screwing it into the studs. Now
attach the hardware and doors of the cabinet to complete the installation
process of kitchen cabinets for landed properties in Singapore.
Thus kitchen cabinets can be installed easily for landed properties in Singapore
by following the steps provided in this write up.