Project Guide: Cimino's Cabinet Door Installation

If you have been thinking about sprucing up your kitchen or bathroom but don’t want to invest the time and energy into a complete remodel, consider simply replacing your cabinet doors. New cabinet doors can give your home a fresh new look at a fraction of the price of a total renovation. Installing cabinet doors can be a fun weekend project for you and your family, and you don’t need a lot of handyman experience to do it! Read on for a guide on how to install new cabinetry in your home.

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Take Measurements

Before you purchase new cabinet doors, you’ll have to figure out what size you need. Measure the opening of your current cabinet doors, and then measure them again to make sure you get accurate results.

Choose a Style

There are many different styles of cabinet doors, so look online or visit the Southern Lumber showroom to see which ones appeal to you. You should also decide if you want your doors to be stained or painted, as this will affect which style and wood species you select.

Place Your Order

Your Cimino’s order sheet will cover any details you may not have thought of so that you’re sure to get the perfectly fitted cabinet doors for your home. You can even choose to order your new doors “pre-bored” for European hinges for a nominal fee.

Prep Your Cabinets

Once you receive your new doors, you will prepare them for installation. First, make sure that the size is correct. Then, lightly sand the cabinet doors as necessary and carefully remove all sawdust from the surface. Once the new cabinet doors are smooth and clean, you can apply your paint or stain.


After the doors are completely finished and dry, it’s time to install them. If you have upper and lower cabinets, start with the upper ones so that you don’t risk damaging the lower ones. You’ll need a few tools to complete the project, but it shouldn’t take more than an afternoon.

Do-it-yourself projects are a cinch when you have the experts at Southern Lumber on your side. Call us at (408) 297-9663 with any questions you have about installing cabinet doors or cabinet hardware.

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