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Tips On Fitting A New Bathroom Cabinet
by Simon Phillips
At least one bathroom cabinet is essential in any bathroom, to ensure you have adequate storage for keeping things out of the reach of children and to keep your bathroom tidy.
When you buy a new cabinet, it makes sense to buy one that's already painted or stained in the color of your choice. However, if you get one secondhand and want to change its color to match your new color scheme, you could sand it down, prime it and paint it with a suitable cabinet paint.
Your new cabinets will probably come with the relevant fixings that you'll need. If your cabinet is self-assembly, put it together following the instructions. Once it's ready, and the doors are attached, look in the back of the cabinet where there should be some pre-drilled holes. Measure the space between these and then use a spirit level to make corresponding marks on the wall, where you will then need to drill holes and put in wall plugs.
Next, position the cabinet on the wall and ask someone to hold it in place if possible, while you screw it into the wall plugs. Often, fixing blocks are included for greater support for the fixings. Because of the restricted space, it's generally easier to use a handheld screwdriver than a drill. If you need to fit shelving into your cabinet, fit the supporting brackets now and slot the shelves in. If you haven't already done so, screw on the door handles.
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