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Summer Is the Best Time for These 6 Home Improvements
If you’ve been thinking about tackling some home improvement projects this summer, don’t delay! The dog days of summe...
All You Need to Know About Gel Stain
When it’s time to finish a wood-based project, your options tend to seem at one end of the spectrum or the other: cho...
Bob Vila Radio: Cutting the Crud on Your Kitchen Cabinets
In any home, no matter its age or design, the kitchen always seem to serve as the hub of daily activity—a gathering s...
How To: Glaze Kitchen Cabinets
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DIY Lite: An Easy Hiding Spot for Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
When you've already filled your bathroom's medicine cabinet and limited under-sink space with extra toiletries, a sur...
The Easy and Affordable Way to Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets
Hang on a second: Before you decide to take on the hassle and expense of a full-fledged kitchen renovation, consider ...
11 “Zero Dollar” Ways to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets
You don’t need unlimited funds to put a stopper on overflowing kitchen cabinets. These 11 DIYs can transform even the most cluttered cupboard into an organization...
The Dos and Don'ts of Painting Laminate Cabinets
Short of committing to a more costly replacement of outdated kitchen storage, repainting laminate cabinets is an affo...
Should You Reface or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets?
Cabinets play an important role in the kitchen and occupy much of its real estate, going a long way toward defining b...
9 Simple DIY Ways to Reinvent Your Kitchen Cabinets
Bad cabinetry is like bad pizza: it has no place in anyone's kitchen. Dark, dingy, and outdated cabinetry can age an otherwise attractive kitchen. And because cab...
How To: Stain Cabinets
Of all the reasons to appreciate solid wood cabinets, there may be none more appealing than their virtually endless c...
Before & After: '70s Kitchen Remodel Puts Every Inch to Work
For Mat and Anna Nicholson, husband and wife with three houses' worth of DIY renovation under their belts, a tiny kit...
Streamline Kitchen Renovation with Quick-Ship Assembled Cabinets
Overseeing a renovation job is similar in many ways to conducting an orchestra. If one section of the ensemble isn't ...
Get Custom Kitchen Cabinets with 7 Easy Installs
Life works better when it’s organized. Customize your kitchen with specialty cabinet organizers to suit your specific needs and work habits. Smart storage solutio...
How To: Clean Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets are opened and closed more often than the front door is. Such frequent use—along with leakage, spill...
Fill the Awkward Gap in Your Kitchen with a Pullout Organizer
In nearly every kitchen remodel that involves cabinets of standard dimensions, you're left with at least one gap betw...
How To: Install a Medicine Cabinet
Add storage to your bathroom—and in the process, give the space a jolt of fresh style—by installing a medicine cabine...
11 Clever Alternatives to Kitchen Cabinets
If you're looking to give your kitchen a facelift, look no further than the cabinets. Whether they store food, plates, appliances, or all three, cabinets often ta...
Quick Tip: Hanging Kitchen Cabinets
Here are some things to think about when you want to hang kitchen cabinets. Start by hanging your upper cabinets so t...
How To: Make Cabinet Doors
Here's how to dress up an old kitchen with new cabinet doors. Use a fine-grade plywood, such as birch, for the new do...
How To: Install Base Cabinets
One fundamental rule applies to the installation of just about anything: If you get the first piece right, the others...
Bob Vila Radio: Reface or Replace?
Are your kitchen cabinets dated and worn? Or maybe they’re just too dark for your taste. New cabinets can be a costly...
Bob Vila Radio: Stacking Cabinets
No matter how big your kitchen is, you never seem to have enough cabinet space. In a small kitchen where space is at ...
Dream It, Do It: How to Paint Cabinets with a Paint Sprayer
When it comes to painting cabinets, I know there are a lot of opinions and methods out there. But after I painted my ...
Bob Vila's Guide to Kitchen Cabinets
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Cabinetry is commonplace in kitchens, bathrooms, and often home offices and family rooms. But while durability, style...
The Basics of Kitchen Cabinet Installation
Installing base cabinets is a process that follows the basic rules of carpentry — the final results should be straigh...
Bob Vila Radio: Medicine Cabinet Options
Medicine cabinets provide efficient storage in a room where space tends to be at a premium. If you’re in the market f...
Bob Vila Radio: Cabinet Knobs
Replacing cabinet hardware is an easy and inexpensive way to give your kitchen a little facelift. But even a quick fi...
Cabinet Refacing: Should I or Shouldn't I?
Thinking about giving your dated kitchen a new appearance? Fortunately, there is a cost-effective alternative to repl...
Under-Cabinet Lighting: 10 "Shining" Examples
Illuminate every corner and recess of your kitchen for maximum utility and improved aesthetics.
Cabinet Hardware: 10 Styles to Invigorate Your Kitchen
One of the last things considered when shopping for kitchen cabinets is the hardware. But kitchen cabinet hardware can make a big impact on the look and feel of n...
Style Your Kitchen with Cabinet Hardware
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Top Tips for Better Kitchen Cabinet Organization
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How To: Restore Cabinet Finishes
Your kitchen gets a lot of use. So it doesn't take long to begin seeing signs of wear and tear on wood cabinets. Soon...
How To: Refinish Cabinets
Having expensive cabinets hanging on your kitchen walls doesn’t mean much if you don’t like the color. That’s why man...
So, You Want to... Build a Cabinet
Building a cabinet looks easy. After all, it’s just a box with a door. It only becomes difficult if you want it to lo...
Top Tips for Adding Cabinets in the Bathroom
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Kitchen Cabinets 101
New kitchen cabinets will likely be your biggest expenditure and will also determine the tone and functionality of yo...
Top Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinets
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Bob Vila Radio: Kitchen Cabinet Design
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Cabinet Door Styles: What's Yours?
Seeking the perfect cabinet door style your upcoming kitchen or bath remodel? Here are six of the most popular style choices.
Options for Kitchen Cabinets
In-Stock and Semi-Stock Kitchen Cabinet OptionsReady-to-assemble open-frame and pre-assembled kitchen cabinets are ea...
How To: Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Click through our project guide to learn how to paint kitchen cabinets. There may be no easier or more affordable way to give your old kitchen a brand-new look!
Painted Cabinets: 14 Reasons to Transform Yours Now
Cabinet replacement can be expensive. Here are fourteen examples of how a coat of paint can do the trick—for less.
How To: Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Our 20-year-old cabinets were showing their age. The lacquer finish had gummed up around the handles and pulls, and t...
5 Creative Alternatives to Kitchen Cabinetry
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Kitchen Cabinet Doors
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New Knobs Give Cabinets a Lift
One of the easiest ways to update your kitchen or bath cabinets—and add pizzaz—is to swap out the old hardware for ne...
Installing Restored Brass Door Hardware and Faux Finishing the Mantelpiece
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley install the restored door hardware, and artist Kim Sweet faux finishes the mantle in the den, taking as inspiration a piece of Bob’s f...
Building a Privacy Fence and Touring the Completed Kitchen
Bob reviews the progress of his western red cedar custom fence, designed to provide privacy and block the carport from the neighbors’ view.
Touring the Kohler Showroom and Factory in Kohler, WI
Bob tours the showroom with the founder’s great-granddaughter, and then visits the factory to see how the vitreous china is manufactured.
Reviewing the Front Porch, and Installing Interior Columns and a Vanity
Bob reviews the Victorian design elements of his front-corner porch and the interior columns that echo the exterior ones, and then watches the turn-of-the-century...
Touring a Custom Cabinetry Factory and Reviewing Plans for the Kitchen
Bob visits a Lancaster, PA, custom cabinetry factory where his kitchen cabinets are being made, then reviews plans for his kitchen layout.
Installing a Chair Rail and Restoring a Corner Cupboard
In the dining room, carpenter Bob Ryley installs a chair rail and works with carpenter Danny Ruffini on the glass doors that will be added to the corner cupboard—...
Repairing the Chimneys, Installing a Gas Fireplace Insert and Completed Cabinets in the Basement Family Room
The house's two chimneys are repaired, allowing the installation of a gas fireplace insert, and basement family-room cabinets are completed.
Carpeting the Basement and Organizing the Home
Carpet tiles are installed in the basement, and experts discuss storage and organizing solutions for the basement and master bedroom.
Builder-Grade Cabinets in the Kitchen
Bob meets with Jack Ballantine to discuss and install Maple kitchen cabinets.
Plumbing Fittings and Faucets, Energy Star, Whole-House Surge Protection
Bob works with Bob and Dan Gerry to install kitchen sink fixtures. Then the ceiling fan is put in and a Square D All House Surge Arrester is installed.
Cherry Cabinet Installation
Gam Danziger from Craftline Cabinets reviews the assembly of the contemporary Cherry kitchen cabinets being installed in the penthouse apartment.
Antique-Look Bathroom Sink, Soaking Tub, and Quartz Tile Installation
Bob watches over the installation of a few bathroom fixtures, including a custom vanity countertop and undermount sinks from Toto USA, as well as an acrylic soaki...
Mounting Overhead Cabinets
Bob and Brad Brewster of Princeton Custom Cabinetry oversee the installation of the hanging cabinets in the new condo kitchen. Brewster lists the various features...
Fitting a Vanity Top and Sink
Ernie Wernecke of Princeton Custom Cabinetry shows Bob how to customize the vanity countertop so it fits snugly against a bulging wall.
Installing Moen Faucets in the Bathroom Vanity
Carlos Leuchtmann of Blue Ridge Plumbing joins Bob to install a faucet and handles from the Moen Kingsley line.
Kitchen Cabinet Styling and Installation
Bob meets with Dave Boniello from Simplex Industries to discuss the custom modular kitchen being built and installed at the factory.
Kitchen Cabinet Design
Darcie Miller from Wellborn Cabinets is on the site of the modern Colonial project house to talk about the kitchen's design.
Kitchen Cabinet Installation
John Wellborn (from Wellborn Cabinets) and carpenter Paul Anderson join Bob for the kitchen cabinet installation.
Installing Corner Cabinets
Carpenter Paul Anderson joins Bob to hang corner cabinets in the kitchen of the modern Colonial project house.
Installing Molding on the Kitchen Cabinets
Paul Anderson attaches pre-finished crown molding around the kitchen cabinets in the modern Colonial project house.
Crown Point Cabinet Factory Tour
Bob visits with Brian Stowell at the Crown Point Cabinet factory in Claremont, NH.
Installing Crown Point Kitchen Cabinets
Carpenters Bob Ryley and Pat Cloutier are installing the Crown Point cabinets in the kitchen.
Crown Point Bathroom Cabinets Installation
Ryley installs the built-in vanity from Crown Point Cabinetry in the downstairs master bath.
Installing Solid Maple Kitchen Cabinets
Kenneth Carmode of WW Wood Products joins Bob as their Sequoia cabinets are installed in the kitchen of one of the Mashpee, Massachusetts, affordable homes.
Custom Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers
Thomas Bump of Fine Custom Cabinetry shows Bob the Maple and hardwood panel cabinets that were built specifically for the Brownstone kitchen.
Reviewing the Kitchen and Layout of the Ranch-Style Home
Bob meets plumber Charlie Delvecchio of Cape Plumbing at the ranch-style affordable home in Mashpee, Massachusetts.
Kitchen and Butler's Pantry, Venetian Blinds, and Luxury Kitchen Appliances, Finishes, and Cabinetry
The huge space that is the kitchen of the Manhattan Brownstone has received its finishing touches. Bob tours.
Installing the Kitchen Cabinets
Mark Van Sickle (from Merillat) installs the hardware on the cabinets destined for the kitchen in the Victorian restoration project house.
Master Bathroom Tour, Sauna Installation, and Window Blinds
Bob tours the master bathroom, noticing the finishing touches and pointing out the features. Also, Bob checks out the Finlandia sauna, before reviewing te Crysta...
Installing Built-In Cabinets
Carpenter Bob Ryley installs loft shelves in the upstairs hallway.
Aristokraft Kitchen Cabinet Installation
John Tasker (from Aristokraft) shows Bob the kitchen cabinets being used in the project, and contractor Sam Cousins goes over the installation process.
Installing a Granite Vanity Top
Bob looks over the shoulders of Rick and Brian (from Star Granite Interiors), as they install a granite vanity top in the first-floor bathroom.
Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Installation
Bob observes, and assists with, the installation of Cherry cabinets, a Northland refrigerator, and a wine storage system.
Tour of Colonial Williamsburg
In Colonial Williamsburg, Bob visits a cabinetmakers' shop, where traditional methods of building furniture are still in practice.
Cabinet Boxes Installed
Bob confers with carpenters David Ives and Brian Dauphinee, as they install cabinet boxes in the curved wall of the loft conversion project.
Bob visits Todd Allen's cabinet shop, where he helps to mill and assemble the cabinets for the loft conversion project.
Bob gives assistance to carpenter Todd Allen, who is building a bookcase for the built-in cabinet array.
Marble Countertop Installation
Bob checks in with Greg Rockland, the plumber installing a marble countertop in the loft conversion unit.
Building and Installing Cabinets
Bob confers with carpenters Bob Ryley and David Ives, as they construct and install cabinets in the loft conversion unit.
Discussing the Hallway Walls
Bob highlights the long curved wall in the loft's hallway. The wall provides a great deal of storage, and serves as a divider between the private and public space...
Discussing Built-In Storage
A collaborating architect for the loft conversion project, Lisa Shire, explains the design principles behind, and practical benefits of, the built-storage compart...
Installing a Bathroom Grab Rail
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley put up a grab bar in the bathroom to facilitate a wheelchair-bound person's maneuvering.
Installing a Granite Countertop and Kitchen Cabinets
Bob talks with contractors Jim Azerroe and Mike Burk. Jim is installing a granite kitchen countertop, while Mike puts in the new cabinets and drawers.
Mahogany Deck and Kitchen Appliances
Carpenter Bob Ryley works on the mahogany deck, while new kitchen appliances are installed and the lighting and cabinets undergo examination.
Final Tour of the Completed Second Home in the Project
The second home in the Elmwood project, a Colonial Revival, is complete, after the second-floor bathroom gets a new vanity, new doors for the laundry closet, and ...
Installing High-Gloss Laminate Cabinets and Surell Countertops
Cabinetry and countertops are brought in for this attic conversion project, and fiber-optic lighting is installed.
Constructing Kitchen Cabinets and Shelves
Bob and contractor Ed Weller check out the open pantry shelves made of Surell.
Kitchen Cabinet Construction
Bob helps in the process of joining the lengths of wood that will be installed in the kitchen.
Bob and carpenter Cortney Lofton review and demolish the original kitchen cabinets. Bob then visits a salvage yard to view the turn-of-the-century cabinets purcha...
Stripping Paint From an Antique Cabinet
Bob works with the homeowners, who are stripping old paint off an antique cabinet. On top of the chemicals used to loosen the paint, they discuss the several safe...
Custom-Made Kitchen Cabinets
Bob confers with cabinetmaker Brian Comeaux. He is installing the kitchen cabinets that were custom-built in his shop to match a vintage cabinet found by the home...
Custom-Building a Cabinet
Bob helps cabinetmaker Brian Comeaux custom-build a cabinet for the dining room.
Installing a China Cabinet
The newly built china cabinet is installed. The unit was constructed in several peices, so it would fit through the front door. Several final cuts and adjustments...
Adding Adjustable Legs and Toekick to the Bathroom Vanity
Bob meets with contractor Bill Wilcox, who is assembling the bathroom vanities, giving them legs and a toekick.
Solid-Surface Bathroom Vanity Top Installation
Bob helps Steven Nyz install a Surell one-piece vanity top and sink. No screws or nails are used, just some silicone caulk. Surell is totally non-porous, making i...
Built-in-Place Kitchen Cabinets
Bob meets with restoration contractor Richard Marks to discuss the built-in-place kitchen cabinets. Richard explains the floor plan and appliance placement.
Designing the Kitchen
Contractor Tom Drobitsch explains the kitchen layout before installing an innovative custom cabinet system.
Finishing Touches in the Kitchen
In the kitchen, where the white pine cabinets have been installed, Bob Ryley demonstrates how to adjust a European door hinge before he finishes putting in a plat...
European Kitchen Cabinet Showroom
Bob visits the Boston Design Center, where he learns about European kitchen design. Europeans view kitchen cabinets as furniture. Lower cabinets are usually movab...
Creating the Built-in Cabinets
Bob meets with Ryley to discuss the site-built, built-in cabinets of birch plywood. Ryley demonstrates many of the cuts and jigs used in crafting the cabinets, an...
Installing the Lavatory
Bob observes plumbing contractor Steve Bottazzi install a lavatory (faucet and sink) in a bathroom vanity.
Installing European-Style Kitchen Cabinets
Bob looks on as Pat Malone, a cabinet installer from the Boston Design Center, installs European-style kitchen cabinets.
Installing New Bathroom Fixtures
Since the bathroom has been gutted, plumbers begin to install new fixtures.
Installing the One-Piece Vanity
Bob helps carpenter-contractor Bob Ryley install a new one-piece acrylic vanity.
Crafting New Cabinet Doors
New cabinet doors, which have been made in the workshop, are installed in the project house kitchen in order to dress up the old cabinets.
Installing Kitchen Cabinet Panels
Bob demonstrates how to fabricate off-site, and install on-site, wooden kitchen cabinet panels.
Using Metal Wall Studs in the Kitchen
General contractor Ron Gan explains the advantages of metal wall studs, as the studs are cut and installed in the kitchen, complete with plywood backing plates fo...
Building the Bathroom Vanity
Carpentry contractor Bob Ryley builds a bathroom vanity, as Bob goes over some of the floor work with artisan Terry Maiche.
Installing an Authentic Iron Fence
Bob finds an authentic iron fence for the front yard and watches as the welder installs it using the arc welding process. Next, Bob heads inside to join general c...
Kitchen Cabinets Installed
Custom-built base cabinets and laminate countertops are installed in the kitchen of the coach house.
Installing a Solid-Core Cherry-Veneer Door
Bob helps general contractor Tim Berky put a solid-core cherry-veneer door on its bronze butt hinges, and install matching door hardware.
Installing Cherry Cabinets
General contractor Tim Berky is installing Merillat cherry cabinets in the remodeled kitchen. Berky roughs in the base wall cabinet, shims it, and checks for leve...