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How to Make Short Uppers Work in Kitchens

June 19th, 2009 No comments

Depending upon the height of the ceiling in your kitchen you may need to make a few adjustments to make short upper cabinets work. The distance between the countertop and the bottom of the wall cabinetry is generally around eighteen inches. So what should you do when there is more room here than there should be? read HOw to Make Short Uppers Work in Kitchens

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Puck Lights-Under Cabinet Lighting

May 15th, 2009 No comments

Install Halogen puck lights under the kitchen upper cabinets successfully by starting with a well thought-out fabrication plan. The two options of under-cabinetry lighting installation are external mount and recessed. Wiring channels will have to be created regardless of which method you choose. There is a voltage transformer that will have to be accounted for when designing the kitchen or wall-unit. read article Puck Light installation on Kitchen Upper Cabinets

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How to Change Cabinets For Microwave to Fit

January 15th, 2009 No comments

Many of the older style kitchens were not built to accommodate a microwave over the range. It’s possible to shorten a hood cabinet so an over the stove microwave will fit. The standard clearance is about 69” off of the floor to the bottom of the upper cabinet that is over the stove top. We will explore a few ideas that have worked many times for me when I was hired to cut down cabinets in this area.

Usually the void area where the new appliance is going will be in the neighborhood of about fifteen inches clearance. Generally the over the stove oven extends down past the wall cabinetry about two inches. This is to allow for the installation of light valance molding which would then make the appearance of the design to be flush with the appliance bottom. Read more…

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How to Fix Upper Cabinets Sagging or Dropping From the Ceiling

January 6th, 2009 3 comments

Throughout the many years that I have been in the repair business,  it has been necessary to learn how to fix upper (or, “wall”) cabinets that are sagging from the ceiling. Drooping boxes usually need to be unloaded in order for them to be fixed.  If the cabinetry was  not installed correctly,  this could be the reason for the problem.

Sometimes installers get in a hurry and skip certain steps that could prevent them from falling down and creating gaps that are too large to fill with caulking. Because they avoid placing screws in the proper place, this is why cabinets drop from soffits. It is quit possible, but not likely that the screws on the back wall Read more…

Categories: Upper Wall Cabinetry