Steps to repurposing your old kitchen cabinets as garage storage cabinets

If you have decided to remodel your kitchen, then you have thought about what you are going to do with all your old furniture once you have removed it. If you don’t want to throw away your old cabinets, you can think about repurposing them as storage cabinets in the garage. Not only will your garage look cleaner and more organized, but all of your items will also stay neat.

Here are the steps to repurposing your old kitchen cabinets as garage storage cabinets:

• Step 1 – Once you’ve removed your kitchen cabinets, you need to set them up how you’d like them to look in the garage. Be sure to measure the cabinets and draw lines to indicate where they will be hung.

• Step 2 – Next, you’ll install the garage storage cabinets. Mark where the studs are on the wall and if your walls are made of poured concrete then you will drill 1×4 nailer strips into them. If you want, you can paint the walls white to reflect more light in your garage.

• Step 3 – Pick a corner to start with and begin installing the first cabinet. Be sure to remove the doors beforehand to make the job easier. You’ll need someone to help you hold the cabinet in place, so you can screw it securely to the wall.

• Step 4 – If you want 2 layers of cabinets, then you should have started with the top cabinet first. Make sure you have lined up the lower cabinet with the upper cabinet. Continue working along the wall until you have finished installing the upper and lower cabinets.

• Step 5 – You will now need to attach the storage cabinets in the garage. To do this, you hold the front frames together and connect them with a screw making sure the screw goes from one frame to the other. Reinstall the doors on the cabinets once you are done. Since you most likely won’t have enough cabinets to cover your entire wall space, you may want to put pegboards in them for a better look and more room to store your tools or sprays.

• Step 6 – If you decide to install boards to use as workbenches, you’ll need plywood that will fit into your open spaces. Measure the area before looking for the wood. You’ll want the tables to stick out a bit more than the cabinets.

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