A modern manufactured home comes from the factory with a wide range features and options installed. However, after an owner lives in the home for awhile, they may wish to add further upgrades they desire. Common home upgrades include adding solar panels, using radiant heat down the floor, or placing cabinets in the home.
Cabinets save space in a kitchen and offer additional storage options to a homeowner. Below are steps you can follow to install cabinets in an old manufactured home.
Make a Blueprint
Home additions begin with devising a blueprint for mounting the cabinets at home. First, draw the given space inside the kitchen on paper, choose the type of cabinets you want, and choose where you wish to mount them. If you mount cabinets inside the manufactured home kitchen, you measure the width of kitchen appliances, the kitchen alignment, and as to how they influence storage space.
You should drive space on the walls and leave some space to place the cabinet before measuring the wall. The blueprint drawn earlier would provide you with measurements. Now follow the measurements on the blueprint and mark the places where the cabinets should be placed. If you happen to notice any ill fits at the time of measuring, check the blueprint again to see if the cabinet measurements are correct.
Mount Upper Cabinets
Now, use studs to mount the empty upper cabinets, and only then place the lower cabinets beneath the manufactured home kitchen. In addition, use a carpenter’s leveler to mount the cabinets as per order, and clamps to hold the cabinet tightly.
Carefully Mount Lower Cabinets
Once the upper cabinets are leveled on the wall, proceed to install the lower cabinets following the same steps as earlier. Use shims to keep the lower cabinets on an even-keel from the floor to the ceiling. Do this carefully, as not all manufactured home floors and ceilings will be absolutely parallel.
A pre-bought cabinet often comes with a schematic diagram from its manufacturer. This serves a blueprint for you to mount the longer lower cabinets. Accordingly, you can follow the schematic to install lower cabinets, or follow the manufactured design on CAD software for the same.