One of the barriers that many people face in the desire to remodel their kitchen, is the belief that the kitchen in question is just too old. As a result they simply give up on their dream and make do with their existing tired, old kitchen cabinets.

Allow us to change that perception. The truth is you have all the ingredients you could possibly need to cook up a kitchen to be proud of. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a 1930’s semi or a 1960’s bungalow, age is no barrier when it comes to giving your kitchen a much deserved facelift.

One of the reasons why the Kitchen Door Workshop has been so popular over the years, is that all of our doors are made to measure which ensures that no matter what age your existing cabinets are we have the doors to fit. As a result we are proud to have been able to help many thousands of people across the UK to realize their kitchen dreams.

Bringing your kitchen into the 21st century.

If you are faced with the refurbishment of an older kitchen, then it’s important that you take into account a few useful pieces of advice and tips to ensure the result is everything you dreamed of.

To start with the older kitchen then there’s a strong possibility that the cupboard doors aren’t of a standard size. With this in mind, accurate measurement of the doors is of paramount importance, so arm yourself with a steel tape measure and proceed as follows:

  • Firstly measure the door and not the cabinet as the doors are usually slightly smaller.
  • Secondly, measure the backs of the doors and not the fronts in order to avoid any variations in measurements caused by patterns or profiling.
  • Thirdly when writing down the dimensions, always note the height first and then the width, e.g: 720mm X 620mm.

Another area that is worth exploring with older kitchen cabinets is the condition of the hinges. It’s the perfect time to replace any worn or broken hinges, so that your new door fronts not only look the part, but also work as they should! When checking the hinges please make note of the following:

  • How far do the hinges open; this is either 110? (Just past a right angle) or 165? (which means the doors open until they are almost flat with the cabinet).
  • In addition you should measure the thickness of the cabinets which are generally either 15mm or 18mm, but it’s not set in stone, so measure it!
  • The chances are that you will require your new doors to be pre-drilled in which case you are required to measure the distance from the top and bottom of the door to the middle of the drill holes.

Finally, we would advise you to take a good look at the drawer boxes to make sure they are in serviceable condition and that the door runners are running properly. Both the boxes and runners can be easily replaced using little more than a tape measure and a screwdriver, if you have any hesitation whatsoever then simply give us a call and we’ll talk you through the process.

If you prefer to watch a detailed demonstration video of how to do any of the above then please go to our webpage:

Put aside your reservations and open up the possibilities.

No matter what the age of your kitchen, forget about the impossible and look at the almost limitless possibilities that the Kitchen Door Workshop can open up in the drive to give your kitchen a new image.

If you have any queries whatsoever, simply call our helpful and friendly Customer Helpline on 01825 765041 for expert assistance. In no time at all you can give your old kitchen a facelift that will not only take years off its age but will give it years of extra life.