Quick Tip: Hanging Kitchen Cabinets

Follow these steps for best results when you hang kitchen cabinets as part of a remodeling project.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 11:42 AM

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Here are some things to think about when you want to hang kitchen cabinets. Start by hanging your upper cabinets so that the lower cabinets won’t be in the way. Snap a level chalk line along the wall to align the base cabinets. Then establish a plumb line to make sure the top and bottom cabinets line up. Use shim shingles to help you level the base cabinets, then use drywall screws to secure your cabinets to the wall studs.

For more on kitchen cabinets, consider:

Kitchen Cabinets 101
Cabinet Door Styles: What’s Yours?
The Basics of Kitchen Cabinet Installation