Author Topic: Pantry Remodel  (Read 1050 times)

Dollarafterdollar

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Pantry Remodel
« on: August 23, 2015, 01:06:32 PM »
Hey Guys! Hope everyone is enjoying their week.

My wife and I would like to remodel our pantry. Our reasoning behind the remodel is because the kitchen pantry is the first thing you see when you walk into the home so we see it as an issue when we look to re-sell. As of now, it has an outdated bi-fold closet door and very old, outdated shelving. We would like to install rolling drawer shelving and french pantry doors. How difficult would this be for a DIY beginner? I have very little "handy experience" and would like to build upon that skill. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Abe

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Re: Pantry Remodel
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 01:10:10 PM »
They have shelving systems at Home Depot, Lowes, etc that are quite easy to install. The hardest part will be the installing the doors so they line up correctly. You will need screwdrivers, a level (very important) and a lot of patience. My biggest piece of advice is making sure the floor is level before installing. If not, it is worth the extra effort to fashion a lower sill that is level, screwing this into the floor, and installing the doors onto it. If this happens, make sure the door are the correct height for the new, smaller opening.

Dollarafterdollar

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Re: Pantry Remodel
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 01:19:36 PM »
Thanks @Abe! That's great advice.

Abe

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Re: Pantry Remodel
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 08:17:12 PM »
No problem! Also, remember that the shelving units have to be screwed into wall studs, or something mounted to wall studs. If the holes on the shelving unit don't align with studs for some reason (sometimes happens with older houses and/or oddly shaped closets), you can screw horizontal wood planks (1 inch thick, width doesn't matter much) into the studs, then screw the shelving system into those strips. That's the most common mistake I've seen with shelves. Other than that, the instructions should be self-explanatory. Good luck!