How to Repair Kitchen Cabinets

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place where friends and family gather, and in most homes, it’s the focal point of the house. Nevertheless, if your kitchen has broken cabinets, you may feel broken-hearted about the situation. But let’s face it–not everyone has thousands of dollars lying around for new kitchen cabinets! Instead of feeling dissatisfied, make the best of the situation by performing your own repairs to your kitchen cabinets. You’ll save a bundle of money, learn a few new skills, and leave everyone wondering how you became so handy!


Brace a loose cabinet to a wall with a 3 inch-by-3 inch angle bracket, which is available at most local hardware stores. Simply screw the bracket into a stud in the wall with a drill.


Apply a fresh coat of paint to grimy kitchen cabinets. Remove all hardware, mask off hinges with masking tape, apply a fresh coat of interior paint.


Replace cabinet drawer handles and knobs that are worn and broken. Use an old handle as a guide when purchasing new handles, as you’ll want to ensure that the holes in your cabinets will line up with the new hardware.


Reassemble broken pieces of kitchen cabinets with wood glue. Apply a bead of wood glue to the broken piece, then insert it into place. Apply pressure for several moments or use a clamp, if possible, to hold the broken piece in place for one hour.


Lubricate drawers that stick with a multi-purpose lubricant. Remove kitchen drawers and clean tracks with a damp rag to remove dirt and grime. Lightly spray the lubricant on the tracks and the rollers, to ensure the drawer rolls smoothly.


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