Steps to Reusing Your Old Kitchen Cabinets As Garage Storage Cabinets
If you have decided to remodel your kitchen, then you have thought about what you are going to do with all of your old furniture once they have been taken out. If you do not want to throw out your old cabinets, then you may want to think of reusing them as garage storage cabinets. Not only will your garage look more clean and organized, but all of your items will remain clean as well.
Here are the steps to reusing your old kitchen cabinets as garage storage cabinets:
• 1st Step- Once the cabinets have been removed from your kitchen, you should set them up how you would like for them to look in the garage. Make sure to measure the cabinets and draw lines for where they will be hanging.
• 2nd Step- Next you will be installing the garage storage cabinets. Mark where the studs are in the wall and if your walls are made from poured concrete, then you will be drilling 1×4 nailer strips into them. If you want, you can paint the walls white in order to reflect more light into your garage.
• 3rd Step- Pick a corner to start at and begin installing the first cabinet. Be sure to remove the doors beforehand in order to make the job easier. You will need to have someone help hold the cabinet in place, so that you will be able to securely screw it into the wall.
• 4th Step- If you want 2 layers of cabinets, then you should have started with the upper cabinet first. Make sure that you have lined up the lower cabinet with the upper cabinet. Continue to work your way along the wall until you are finished installing both the upper and lower cabinets.
• 5th Step- Now you will need to attach the garage storage cabinets together. In order to do this, you clamp the face frames together and connect them with a screw making sure that the screw goes from one frame to the other. Reinstall the doors onto the cabinets after you are finished. Since you will more than likely not have enough cabinets to cover all of your wall space, you may want to install boards onto them for a better look and more space to store your tools or sprays.
• 6th Step- If you do decide to install boards to use as workbenches, you will need plywood that fits into your open spaces. Measure the area before looking for the wood. You will want the boards to stick out a bit more than the cabinets do.