Archive for the ‘Cabinetry and Counter Top Care’ Category

Using Metal L-Brackets for Cabinet Repair

December 21st, 2009 1 comment

In many instances I have used metal L-brackets to fix broken cabinets with metal brackets. They work very well for drawer repair and if a cupboard is coming apart. Sometimes where there’s water damage and the case of the box is separating on the finished side of the cabinet, an L-bracket can be installed on the inside to hold the bottom of the cabinetry to the side. This usually doesn’t work very well if there are drawers on the area where the separation is occurring. read Metal L-Brackets Cabinet Repair

Cleaning Kitchen or Bathroom Plastic Laminate

June 29th, 2009 No comments

There are many ways to clean kitchen or bathroom cabinet and countertop surfaces. Cleaning plastic laminate with household cleaners is an option as seen in this video using a sponge or Scotch Brite pad and a spray on cleanser.

But for tougher stains such as permanent marker or grease build-up you may want to consider using lacquer thinner. This chemical won’t hurt the cabinets or countertop surface and works excellent on many stains that are found on Formica, Wilsonart, Nevarmar, and Pionite brand laminates. read Cleaning Plastic Laminate Cabinets

Inspecting Kitchen Cabinets When Buying a Home

June 8th, 2009 No comments

What are the things that you should be looking for when you are inspecting a potential home to buy in relation to the kitchen cabinets. There are a few things that will help you determine what the quality of the cabinetry is really like before buying and moving into the house. I have done so many repairs for Realtors and people getting ready to sell their house that I can give you some good advice in this area. read Inspecting Kitchen Cabinets When Buting a Home

Things Kids do to Kitchen Cabinets-Problems occur as they get older.

June 5th, 2009 No comments

Here are a few things that I observed my children doing to our kitchen cabinets that eventually created problems. Without really realizing it, they were being very hard on the cupboards when we were not looking.

  • Drawers as Steps-Lower drawers make great stepping stools for our little ones as they begin to prepare their own breakfasts, lunches and dinners. As they have a need to get higher because they are not tall enough to reach what they are hungry for, the drawers can be demolished and broken as they use them as a means to get what they want from the top of the kitchen cupboards. read Things Kids do to Kitchen Cabinets

Colored Countertop or Cabinet Caulking

January 24th, 2009 No comments

If you would like to make  a kitchen, vanity, or laundry room cabinet area look better, colored countertop or cabinet caulking is a great place to start. For Formica (or, “plastic laminate”) parts there are companies that match the caulk to the mica. Local cabinetry hardware supply companies usually carry a selection of these that can be purchased on site. Because there are hundreds of selections in plastic laminate from companies like Formica, Nevamar, Pionite, and Wilsonart your local supplier will only have a few of the most popular selections available. But don’t be discouraged if your Formica caulking colors are not in stock because you can custom order exactly what you need. I have literally been into hundreds of homes where the cabinet installers used a light color such as white, almond or antique white next to darker areas. read article Colored Countertop or Cabinet Caulking