How to Plan Your New Kitchen Remodeling Project

CSH RTA Ready To Assemble Cabinets

If your household is like many others, your kitchen is a lot more than just a single-cook, utilitarian space. It may serve as a room where multiple cooks work together at once, where you entertain guests, or where spend a lot of time with your family. It might even be a combination of a dining space and a cooking area, making it even more of a central component of your home. Because of this, you want your kitchen to look attractive and inviting–a place where both your family and your guests will feel at home. Here are some steps to make sure you plan the kitchen that is the right fit for your needs, especially if you’re replacing the cabinets and and redesigning the kitchen layout. Continue reading “How to Plan Your New Kitchen Remodeling Project”

How Home Décor Bloggers Use CS Hardware Products In DIY Projects

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There was a time not too long ago when home décor updates and home renovations seemed to be the result of a mysterious and costly process involving expert contractors, expensive materials, and an unending, ever-expanding timeline. Thanks to the proliferation of online educational sources and the explosive growth of media outlets such as HGTV, the notion of “experts only” for home renovation has been replaced with a do-it-yourself mentality. Every day, more and more people are learning the skills to plan, develop, and execute complex projects in their home on their own.

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Why Choose Ready-to-Assemble Cabinets?

The kitchen is often the center hub of a home. All of the cooking and most of the eating is done there, entertaining is done there, and family time collects there. That’s why you never want your kitchen to be out of date. If you’re looking to spruce up your kitchen what better way than updating the cabinets? Why consider Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) cabinets? You can find what you want at the price you need. Here are some factors to consider when talking about RTA cabinets.

Value

Why not buy custom-built cabinets? Custom-built cabinets are a beautiful luxury for any kitchen, but they come with a hefty price tag. With custom cabinets you often have to wait a long time from ordering before you receive them on top of the higher prices. You can get the same beauty from RTA cabinets at a fraction of the cost. RTA cabinets are perfect for any renovation on a budget.

Options

Not only are RTA cabinets reasonably priced but you also get tons of options. Because you can order them you don’t have to stick to the already assembled cabinets that stores may carry in a limited selection. When you walk into a home improvement store they will have cabinets you can pick out and take home right away, but you will be extremely limited on choices. With our huge selection of cabinets you will easily find what fits you and your home best.

DIY Friendly

If you are a Do-It-Yourself type then you will love RTA cabinets! RTA cabinets are easy to assemble yourself (but that doesn’t stop you from hiring a professional if that’s what you prefer). They come to your door and offer easy assembly and installation. If you are looking to update your kitchen on a budget this is the solution for you, especially if you love a project. We make it easy and simple for you to do it all yourself. We even have videos to help you along!

Style

With our selection you will have no trouble finding what fits you style. Here are some of our favorites…

Looking for a vintage feel? We love these choices:

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Replacing Cabinet Hinges

Whether the hinges on your kitchen cabinet doors have rusted away or they just need an upgrade, the process requires some research and preparation. First off, you need to remove the current hinges. Use care if they are rusty and old, and discard the old hinge, mounting plates and screws. Read on to learn more about replacing your cabinet door hinges, whether you're choosing the same style or a new style of hinge.

Replacing with similar type hinges

If you're choosing a similar or the same style hinge, you only need to do a few things to prep the cabinet doors. See if the holes on the new hinges are aligned the same and ensure you have the correct screws. Repaint the doors before installing the new hinges. You'll need assistance to hold the cabinet door against the frame to screw the new hinges on. Replacing hinges with existing holes won't take more than an hour for even a novice carpenter. Changing your hinges to better match your kitchen decor or to replace rusted out ones is a great way to enhance your kitchen cabinets with ease. Consider an antique or polished brass finish on your hinge for a rustic look. Or keep the focus on your attractive doors with concealed hinges.

Polished Brass Semi-Concealed Hinge

Replacing with a different type of hinge

On the other hand, if you're installing a brand new style of hinge for your kitchen cabinet door, more preparation is required. Say you currently have basic butt hinges on your doors, but you want to replace them with more discrete concealed hinges. Butt hinges don't extend as far as concealed hinges with mounting plates. Take care to still align the hinges the same as your old hinges. Use a pencil and ruler to mark a line on the cabinet frame from the holes of the old hinge, making it a bit longer than the new hinge. This will aid you in aligning the door back onto the cabinet. Whether you're lining the hinge up directly in the same spot, or higher or lower, this process offers precise results. If necessary, you'll need a hinge-cutting bit to drill a new recess to install the hinge in a different spot.

Polished Chrome Hinge with Ball Finial

When the new hinges are installed, you get to enjoy a functional and aesthetic new look. Make sure to open and close your cabinet door several times to ensure the hinges are positioned properly and at the right level. The best part about replacing hinges is that it allows you to clean out your cabinets and update them if you so choose. Consider new pulls or knobs as well to complete the transformation.

8 Household Uses for Masking Tape

One item that should be in every tool kit or drawer at home is a roll of masking tape. Masking tape comes in many different widths and colors and can be used for a variety of purposes in and around your house. Here are 8 household uses for masking tape that you may have never thought of.

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Painting. Masking tape, particularly the blue masking tape, can mark off areas you don't want to get pain on, such as trim around a door, a baseboard or the ceiling. This allows you to get a clean paint line and a professional look. Make sure you apply the tape in a perfectly straight line and seal the edge to prevent any bleeding paint.



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Labeling. Label your tools, wires, foods, containers and more with a piece of masking tape and a marker. Depending on what type of surface you are applying it to, the tape can be temporary or permanent.



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Cutting wood. To prevent splinters and frayed ends, apply a piece of masking tape around the wood at the line where you are about to cut it. Cut the wood as usual (cutting directly through the tape as well) and then remove the strip. The wood will have a clean cut without splinters or rough ends.



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Picking up lint and debris. To quickly pick up pet hair, lint, excess glitter, sawdust or other materials, wrap some masking tape around your hand and get to work. Most small particles will stick to the tape easily and quickly.



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Hanging decorations. Masking tape doesn't leave a sticky residue like clear tape or other adhesives, so it's good for hanging decorations like birthday streamers. Try a clear masking tape so it will be less noticeable.



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Holding two things together. Masking tape can temporarily hold two parts together while the glue or adhesive sets. It then can be removed once the glue is dry and the two parts are forged together.



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Entertain the kids. Give your kids a roll of masking tape and watch them create something special. Masking tape can be temporarily adhered to the floor (tiles, wood or carpet) to make a hopscotch board, a road for their toy cars, and much more. The possibilities are endless!



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Seal opened bags. Whether it's a bag of potato chips or the flap on the cereal box, applying a piece of masking tape is an easy way to keep foods sealed so they will stay fresh. The tape easily removes when you want to open the food and then seals right back up for future use. You can also use a heavy duty masking tape to seal packages you will be sending in the mail.