How To Remodel a Small Kitchen – Tips for Remodeling – Part #3



all right in this kitchen we're putting a Kea cabinets in I've got the wall cabinets up they go on a track that you just put two bolts through the top corner of each cabinet and it's a very easy process and so we're going to finish up on the base cabinets and then we'll start working on all the sink supply to the new countertop and sink all right I'm getting ready to put the countertop down on one side of the kitchen and I need to put these strips to raise up the counter most countertops are going to have an overhang if you don't raise it up then your cabinet doors and drawers won't open properly I've got the strips underneath that countertop and it's in place and now I'm going to cut a couple holes in the final base cabinet on this side of the kitchen and that's going to be for our plumbing we've got the main drain line the stub out and we've got two supply lines that are coming through so we'll have to cut through the back and then also we're going to cut a hole in the top of the cabinet for the dishwasher and in most cases the dishwasher needs to be the hose needs to be up high around 32 33 inches off the ground for it to drain properly so the hole is going to be pretty high on the cabinet for that drain tube all right I have a cabinet place I have the drain hose and the supply line run for the dishwasher and we've tightened up the brackets in the corners and now we're ready to drop the counter on top of the side of the kitchen all right we have the cabinets and the counter on one side of the kitchen done and now we've got the dishwasher and stove in place ever hood vent our upper cabinets and the base cabinets I've got set I've run my plumbing for the dishwasher through the cabinet you need to run the drain hose up about 30 to 33 inches high for it to drain properly I've got my supply lines ready we're going to get this countertop on and then we'll be done with the stage of the kitchen all right to replace the kitchen there's only a couple steps first thing is once you have the old sink out and you've got your new sink we're going to take a bead of silicone eyes o'clock and we want to have an eighth to a quarter inch bead of silicone all the way around the opening this is going to seal it so that water can't come through and and a lot of these countertops have kind of a press board in here so you don't want to get that wet so first thing apply a bead of caulk and second once we put the sink in place there's this slotted channel all the way around and we're going to use the clips that they provide and we're going to slide it into the channel and then tighten them down and we tighten down on the underside of the counter and just grab under here and pull it into the bead of caulk and so putting in a little kitchen sink is very simple very straightforward it sets in place tighten your Clips down and then you move on to putting in your sink baskets and your faucet inside the kitchen we have the electric finish we have the new outlet in behind the fridge and pushed it back the upper and lower cabinets are in place we just have the doors drawers to do and on this side the Plumbing's finished we have the hood vent in place it's held in place by four screws we ran the electric down through the cabinet we had to put a hole in the bottom of the cabinet and the top of the cabinet for the vent and now we'll get a vent to connect this and our next step is going to be connecting the doors and drawers in the cabinets and then finish the electric on this side the key elements of this kitchen are pretty much done we have new cabinets sink a dishwasher a new stove and hood put in and on the channel hardware helper I have the detail on how I did under sink and the faucet and also some techniques on how to put in a new dishwasher on this side of the kitchen we made the countertop a little bit longer add cabinets which really adds we move the fridge and when we move the fridge we get to add an outlet and also move the existing light switch so if you're looking for ideas on those projects we have that on the channel too so for a few thousand dollars and a few weekends you can totally transform a kitchen

14 Comments

  • rosycheks

    April 13, 2019

    I've always wondering why is there wasted space above cabinets? The space is boxed in like your video. Can that extra space bee used for more or taller cabinets? So the cabinets will reach all the way to the ceiling?

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  • rosycheks

    April 13, 2019

    This great! My husband who is handy with cars and not with a house may understand this. Though my kitchen has such a small counter top workspace I'm not sure if we should change our eat in kitchen and knock down a portion of a wall to make a extra counter top space and cabinets. I currently don't have a dish washer but I really need one.

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  • Madiha R

    April 13, 2019

    How long did the remodel cost? And would you recommend someone with no experience to remodel it themselves?

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  • Terrie Powers

    April 13, 2019

    Just a few grand? Shoot. I don't even need to replace the stove. Just need to figure out a different setup of the cabinets… not enough counter top space and my sink is too small. It's so frustrating. The whole setup is stupid. Really hoping we can do it this spring.

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  • Angel Marquez

    April 13, 2019

    It would be so much easier if you pre install sink fixture and drains before installing new sink.,  Husband 30 years in building and remodeling homes.

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  • sivirichi2003

    April 13, 2019

    Good job! Can you tell us how much money did you spend?
    Thanks

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  • FIX IT Home Improvement Channel

    April 13, 2019

    Hope it was helpful. Thanks

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  • Beth Field

    April 13, 2019

    great videos, thanks!!!

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  • l33tr3t

    April 13, 2019

    WOW!!!

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  • FIX IT Home Improvement Channel

    April 13, 2019

    Great. Good luck. Drop me a line if you have any questions.

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  • SteffieM

    April 13, 2019

    Thanks for these great videos! I'm looking to buy my first home soon and was considering renovating the kitchen and baths and wasn't sure if the renos would be too difficult. Luckily my Fiance is quite handy so after seeing these tips it doesn't seem TOO overwhelming. We are also going the IKEA route 🙂

    I'm subscribing, thank you!

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  • Shea Pendleton

    April 13, 2019

    Thanks, I'll definitely be looking at some of your other videos. Hopefully won't get myself too far in over my head 🙂

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  • FIX IT Home Improvement Channel

    April 13, 2019

    You can do many projects yourself and save a lot of money. If you ever have any questions, drop me a line. I would be happy to help where I can.

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  • Shea Pendleton

    April 13, 2019

    Great tutorial, planning on buying a house and as a DIY'er, was wondering if this kind of thing was in my reach.

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