I had been putting off installing the hardware for my kitchen cabinets because I was stressed about putting them on perfectly.
There's a lot of careful measuring involved and it's a one shot deal. Mis-drilled holes can't be filled and painted because of the reflective foil finish on the cabinets. There is no way to duplicate the finish.
After pondering and pondering I got a great tip from my brother Josh who just remodeled his own kitchen - use painter's tape to mark where you want to drill. The texture of the tape also keeps the drill bit from slipping and sliding.
Yesterday afternoon I got the courage to start with the knobs which went very smoothly. This morning I started on the drawer pulls which are more complicated. I just took my time and I'm off to a great start. I have one bank finished and later today I'll tackle the remaining two.
Here are some installation tips.
|Put a piece of painter's tape on the cabinet where the knob will be placed.|
|Make sure you use a drill bit that is the same size as your screws.|
|Add the knob and repeat. Be sure to flip the template for the second door on double door cabinets.|