How To Install Cabinet Door Hardware

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Adding or updating cabinet door hardware in your kitchen or bathroom is an easy, inexpensive update that makes a world of differenec. If you don’t know how to install cabinet door hardware this simple tutorial will make it less intimidating.
Gather your supplies.

Cabinet hardware comes in just about every shape, size, and price range you can imagine. From knobs for less than $1 a piece to single handles that retail for $100+ you can find something to fit your style and taste.

Screws are something that can easily fool you.  Most cabinet hardware comes with screws but often they are too long or too short for your needs.  The screw needs to be long enough to go through the door thickness and have enough thread left over to securely hold the hardware on.  

Most home improvement stores sell templates for installing hardware. They are made of plastic and have holes for the different size pulls you might use.  They are inexpensive and make installation easy.  
If you don’t have a cabinet hardware template or don’t want to purchase one you can make your own using cardboard.

Place the template along the edge of your door or drawer and mark your holes.
When you have marked your cabinets, the next step in how to install cabinet hardware is to carefully use a drill and drill bit to drill the holes for each Cabinet Door Hardware.
Once your holes are drilled you are ready to install the hardware.  If you are using break off screws measure and break off the screws you will need.  Use a screw driver to securely attach each knob and pull to the cabinets.

You’ll love the difference adding or replacing hardware makes to your kitchen. It is one of the easiest DIY kitchen decor updates that has a large visual impact.

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  • Ethel Kirkpatrick Ethel Kirkpatrick on Jan 14, 2018
    Wow! Good tip! Thanks a lot!

  • Zac Builds Zac Builds on Feb 02, 2018
    Great guide! If you have to do a bunch of cabinets, like in a kitchen, consider folding the paper over the doors edges, that way that you can always locate your holes in the exact same spot.

    I do basically the same thing when I have to install a bunch of handles, but I make it out of scrap wood!