Adding To Existing Kitchen Cabinets

February 27th 2007
Adding To Existing Kitchen Cabinets

Q. We purchased a Do-It-Yourself Pantry Cabinet that matches our kitchen cabinets, but when my husband tried to install it next to our existing cabinets it won't sit tight to our cabinets because the laminate countertop overhangs the bottom cabinet by 1/2". Should he cut the 1/2" off, if so how? Or do we have to replace the countertop? Hopefully, not the latter?



You will be happy with my answer for it will cost you a little money and little time. First install the pantry cabinet tight to the existing upper cabinets and up against the counter end. Once everything is plumb and level measure the distance between the upper cabinets and lower cabinets and the new pantry. Cut a filler strip to fill this gap. Paint or stain the filler strip to match the cabinets then simply screw filler strip into place.

It's Just That Easy!