Cabinet installation is a simple project that will put the finishing touch on your kitchen cabinets. This project requires basic tools that you probably already have.

You will need:

  1. Drill
  2. Measuring tape
  3. Drill bit
  4. Screw driver
  5. Pen or pencil
  6. Cabinet installation template

To make sure all the knobs or handles  are evenly aligned, buy a mounting template from your local hardware store. They are inexpensive, easy to use and eliminate the risk of uneven installation.

Step 1: Template alignment

Align the template in the corner of the cabinet door and use hole to mark where you want the knob or handle to be installed.

Step 2: Painter’s tape

Reduce splintering with a painter’s tape backing.

Before drilling, place painter’s tape on the back side of the door. This will  prevent the wood from splintering when drilling.

Step 3: Drilling Cabinetry

Keep drill steady and level throughout drilling. Always be extra cautious when using a drill.

With a steady hand, begin to drill into the door. Remember to keep the drill level throughout the process for accurate results each time.

Step 4:    Mount Hardware

Mount new knobs and snug down with a screwdriver.

Hold the screw in place installing the knob or at least until it is secure enough to finish with the screwdriver. Be sure enough not to rush through this step. it is best to take your time to avoid damaging the cabinetry with any imperfection on the knob.

 Drawer Hardware installation

Step 5: Mark Center point

Measure and mark to center of cabinet drawer.

Find and  mark the drawer’s center point. Accuracy is key here because the last thing yo want is for pulls to be off center.

Step 6: Mark drill holes

Mark holes using cabinet installation template.

Align the center of the drawer template with the mark from step five. Make sure you know the center-to-center hole measurement of the pulls. Find them on the template and mark each spot.

Step 7:

Finish project using step three and four.

Drill holes into the drawer cabinet and mount cabinet hardware.


And there you have it! You can install your own cabinet hardware without the need of a professional.