411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

5 Reasons Why You Must have a Porch Swing

When you think of a porch swing, you would think of a nice decorative piece for your house. However, a lesser known fact is that these swings...

on Jun 15, 2018

5 Major Benefits of Home Security Alarm Systems

We all fret from thinking about home security alarm systems as we all know of the costs that come with it. However, we must also keep in mind what...

on Jun 15, 2018

How to Find Problems in Your Chimney’s Masonry

Masonry issues are common problems with chimneys, and experts repair these issues quite often. Fortunately, it does not take a professional to spot...

on Jun 14, 2018

6 Things You Should Do After a Flood

Floods can be overwhelming, whether they are caused by a plumbing failure, falling water, a sewer backup, a sump pump malfunction or rising...

on Jun 13, 2018

Garage Door Security – Tips To Keep Your Home Safe From Burglars

For thieves and burglars, the easiest access to a home is the garage. Security companies always ask homeowners to secure the garage whether you are...

on Jun 8, 2018

DIY: Fit Your own Kitchen Door

by Lorena Benchis on Dec 15, 2011

If you need a new kitchen door fitting and are looking to save money, you might be considering tackling the job yourself. If this is the case, it is worth bearing in mind that embarking on an ill-advised DIY job can end up costing you more time and money in the long run, trying to fix the mistakes you’ve made. So, if you are inexperienced or ill-equipped when it comes to DIY, it might be best to enlist the services of a professional.

For those more confident in their DIY skills, take a look at our step by step tips to fitting a kitchen door before you start.

Firstly, think about whether the door will open inwards or outwards. If you want the door to open inwards, make sure you have enough room for it to do so, so that the door is not constantly banging into the wall or the kitchen units.

Next, measure your door frame in order to determine what size of door you will need to purchase. It is advisable to do this rather than measuring the existing door, as you will get more accurate results. It may also be that the older door has warped slightly over time and therefore the measurements could be off slightly.

Measure the width of the door frame at the top, middle and bottom and measure the height from the floor to the top. Measure the door itself to find out the thickness, although you don’t have to get exactly the same thickness in your new door; as long as it is approximately right that’s fine.

Once you have established the size and width of the door you need, you can make a choice from the great selection available from many options online. When fitting the door, leave a 2-3mm gap between it and the frame and make any small adjustments by shaving the wood with a plane.

Mark positions on the door frame where the hinges will be and carefully chisel out recesses where the hinges will fit. To prevent the wood from splitting, make test holes in the wood first.

Next, screw each hinge into position with one screw and test that the door swings open and shit properly. If it does, you can screw in the remaining screws.

Finally, enjoy your new kitchen door and well done!

Doors / Garages 2160 Views

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Proper Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Commercial Fryer Lasting Longer

Proper cleaning of your industrial fryer can extend the machine's life for years, as well as keep your food delicious day after day. The two...

Appliance / Repair

Home Decorating Tips: How to Style Bookshelves Like a Pro

If there’s one piece of furniture with endless style potential, it’s bookshelves. These spaces are often used for function only, but you can style...

Interior Design / Decor

Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Ventless Fireplace

Have you been tossing around the idea of buying a ventless fireplace but you are not quite sure if they're worth it or not? Well, they...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Safety First: Garage Doors

If you have electric garage doors, the chances are that you will use them more often than if you had to manually open and close them yourself....

Doors / Garages

Tennis Court to your outside space

As the leaves fall and inclement weather returns, a game of tennis may be the last thing on your mind. However just imagine a lazy summer afternoon...

Construction / Materials

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2018