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How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to refresh your kitchen without breaking the bank. Follow our guide to help you on your DIY journey.
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How to Paint Metal Cabinets

Painting expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner repair their 70-year-old cabinets with freshly-matched paint.
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How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

The day your ready-to-assemble cabinets arrive is an exciting one—but can easily be overwhelming. Here’s how to manage it all.
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How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Banish the worst greasy messes from the cupboards and drawers that hold everything in your cook space.
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How to Refinish Cabinets Without Sanding

Want to save time on a kitchen update? Consider painting your kitchen cabinets without having to sand them first. Read our tips to learn how.
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How to Fix a Loose Cabinet Door

Put your loose, stripped, or sagging cabinet hinges back into place.
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How to Upgrade to Soft Close Cabinets

In this video, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert upgrades a kitchen to have soft close cabinets.
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Generation Next: Cabinet Building 101, sponsored by Festool

Host Kevin O’Connor accompanies two TOH apprentices to one of Festool’s hands-on training workshops, where a master craftsman demonstrates how to assemble cabinetry
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Corner Cupboard | New Yankee Workshop

Norm constructs a corner cupboard with glass-paned doors and a base cabinet with raised panel doors. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects
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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets & More

Transform the look of your cupboards with the right prep, primer, cabinet paint and bright ideas—on a budget.
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How to Install New Kitchen Cabinets

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares expert tips and techniques for installing new kitchen cabinets
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Build It | Movable Kitchen Island

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to fabricate a kitchen island out of stock cabinets
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How to Update a Kitchen with Paint

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor uses a special paint to revamp an old kitchen.
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How to Hang a Kitchen Wall Cabinet

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet
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How to Build a Custom Built-In Using Stock Shelving

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva transforms stock shelving into a custom built-in
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How to Build a Tool Storage Cabinet

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva creates wall-hung storage for tools and supplies
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How to Build a Jelly Cupboard

Construct a cupboard from edge-glued pine panels, or select one to buy and get a jump on making preserves
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How to Install Concealed Euro-Style Cabinet Hinges

Easily upgrade cabinets with these adjustable, hidden hinges.
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How to Remove Painted Hinges from Wood Cabinets

Learn how to remove hinges buried under layers of paint while refinishing wood cabinets
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Easy Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

Stretch the life of kitchen cupboards by giving them a low-cost cottage-inspired face-lift
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19 Ways to Cut Costs on Your House Remodel

Home renovation costs can add up quickly. Here are a handful of ways you can plan for a cheaper remodel.
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How to Install Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for producing tight-fitting mitered corner joints on crown molding
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How to Hang Kitchen Cabinets

The right way to put up cabinets with tight joints, flush frames, and perfectly aligned doors
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Building a Ventilated Cabinet Door

Wooden grille inserts provide plenty of airflow
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How to Install a Frost-Proof Faucet

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to replace a standard hose faucet with a freeze-resistant model
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How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

Renew your kitchen in one wallet-friendly weekend
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Pull-Out Kitchen Shelves: Installation in 8 Steps

Norm Abram shows how to create easy access to items by building sliding kitchen shelves in a base cabinet.
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Adding Glide-Out Shelves

Base-cabinet storage you can really use.
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Collection Agents

Recycling is part of life for many homeowners. Here's a rundown of products and ideas that make it easier.