Securing Your Kitchen Cabinets Like A Pro

Mon, May 23, 2022

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Securing Your Kitchen Cabinets Like A Pro

Imagine cooking something delicious in your kitchen, and suddenly the kitchen cabinet falls and hits your head. It paints a scary picture. Right? On that note, let us talk about securing your kitchen cabinets.

The first step is to mount the kitchen cabinets firmly onto the walls. It ensures that they do not detach accidentally. But besides that, there are many other things that you can do to secure your kitchen cabinets. So, continue reading to learn more:

1. Sturdy Construction of Kitchen Cabinets

The construction of an ideal kitchen cabinet starts with an appropriate layout. Most kitchen cabinets are made of face frames, meaning outward-facing and flat. As a result, even the trims of these kitchen cabinets are outward-facing, which helps enhance the overall visual appeal of the front side. Besides, these trims also help hide the plywood edges on the cabinet body.

The face frame pieces on the kitchen cabinets further allow the cabinet walls to extend beyond the ceiling and floor. The distinct designs used in these kitchen cabinets help tiny rails on the top and underside of the kitchen cabinets.

2. Securing the Bottom Rails Of Kitchen Cabinets

Fastening the bottom rails of your kitchen cabinets is one of the most important things you need to ensure a secure cabinet. Make sure you screw the bottom rail effectively to prevent the cabinet from pulling away from the wall. The bottom rails also play a crucial role as backups when something goes wrong with the higher fasteners.

The visibility of bottom rails in kitchen cabinets makes it an unlikely choice for many homeowners. Nevertheless, the question here is more about security and less about aesthetics. You can also get a bit creative and use some tricks to make them less visible.

3. Securing the Top Rails Of Kitchen Cabinets

After you fasten the bottom rail, it is time to turn your attention to the top rails of the kitchen cabinet. These rails are found near the ceilings of the cabinets, making it hard for even the tallest people to see them. From the structural point of view, this area is one of the most sensible spaces to install fasteners.

Driving the screws through the top rails enables the kitchen cabinets to be hand-suspended from the heist point. However, if you use the screws through the studs, even two to four screws will sufficiently support the kitchen cabinets.

4. The Back Wall Of Kitchen Cabinets

The back wall in your kitchen cabinets provides the ideal location for the fasteners. The back wall is an integral part of the kitchen cabinets and has a greater surface area. The thickness of the back wall is generally about 3/16 inches.

Thus, driving a screw through this material will easily punch through the kitchen cabinet. However, you need to be cautious when installing the screws. It is better to use some washers to retain the structural value of the screws. That way, it creates more surface area and strengthens the hold.

5. Installing Fasteners In the Kitchen Cabinets

After you complete the above installation, it is time to inspect and assess the fasteners on the entire kitchen cabinet. We recommend you use at least four of them in every string location of the kitchen cabinet. You can even add more to ensure more safety.

These crucial areas of your kitchen cabinets need all your focus while securing them. It ensures that all your kitchen cabinets are installed effectively and remain secure. Also, make sure to use good-quality material to ensure the quality and security of your kitchen cabinets and create a safe kitchen for everyone.

If you’re looking for professionals to install your kitchen cabinets sturdily, contact XYZ Construction and Renovation Group. We have a team of professionals who will fulfill all your installation and fixation needs.