If your to-do list seems never-ending, it may be a good idea to start with the little things. Ironically, sometimes the little things bug us the most. When it comes to kitchen cabinets, that door that just will not close or the one that always slams can be one of the most annoying things. Here are some quick-fixes for those irritating problems.
Those Just Do Not Line Up
For misaligned doors, you are going to have to adjust the hinges. Loosen the depth screw so that you are able to position the door the way you want it. Then, screw the hinges back in tightly after nudging the door into place. If your hinges do not have depth screws, adjust the side screws.
Sometimes kitchen cabinets will not stay shut. If your door will not stay shut, the catch is either broken or out of alignment. This is one of the easiest fixes because catches only have two screws. Tighten, loosen, and adjust the catches as many times as necessary. Also, you may not get it the first time, so keep trying.
The Slamming Door
If your cabinet door slams even with the slightest push, you are going to want to buy peel-and-stick bumpers. These are very cheap and very effective. Just stick one at the top corner and one at the bottom corner of every door to prevent loud banging when they close. Should one fall off, just replace it with another, these come in large quantities per pack, so you will be fine.
If any of the doors have loose knobs, a quick and easy fix is some thread adhesive. Thread adhesive is a fluid that you apply to threads of screws or bolts that prevents loosening, leakage, and corrosion. And for around $7 at Home Depot, you cannot go wrong. All you have to do is remove the knob and add just a drop of adhesive to the thread, then screw the knob back on.
Nicks and Scratches
For any shallow scratches or nicks, use a touch up marker and wipe off any excess with a rag. Touch up markers can be found in just about any shade so do not worry about that. Be sure to start with a shade that is a little lighter than the shade of your cabinet because scratches absorb a lot of stain and make it darker then the surrounding color. For deeper scratches, use a filler pencil to get in there and disguise the scratch.
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