Best Hanging Kitchen Cabinets Ideas and How to Install Them

The kitchen is one of the rooms that must be in a dwelling, even if you don’t like to cook. This is because besides cooking, in the kitchen you can also do other activities, such as washing dishes or simply preparing delicious dishes for the family. Therefore, do not be surprised if the kitchen is an essential or main space in the house.

Each main room in a dwelling must have a variety of functional and quality furniture to support daily household activities. When talking about the kitchen, one of the pieces of furniture that must be in it is a kitchen cabinet that functions to store various kitchen utensils. There are various models of kitchen cabinets, one of which is a hanging kitchen cabinet.

As the name suggests, this kitchen cabinet is placed by hanging it so that it seems as if it is floating. In addition to its unique model, hanging kitchen cabinets can also be a solution to getting around a narrow kitchen room, you know! So, it is more efficient and saves space.

For those of you who are interested in using it, here we have prepared five hanging kitchen cabinet designs that can be an inspiration at home. What are you curious about? Come on, just take a peek together!

Minimalist Wooden Hanging Kitchen Cabinets

Need more storage, but your kitchen is limited? Don’t worry because you can add a hanging kitchen cabinet on the kitchen table, like this one inspiration. Following the existing kitchen set materials, this hanging kitchen cabinet is also made using wood without any carvings because the whole kitchen carries a minimalist concept.

To maximize its minimalist design, the door or opening of this hanging kitchen cabinet is deliberately made using large, clear glass. In addition, there are also two clear black poles to hang this kitchen cabinet. So that the appearance of the kitchen doesn’t look dark, you can give a touch of white to the table surface or kitchen backsplash.

Luxury Hanging Kitchen Cabinets

Luxury Hanging Kitchen Cabinets

Next, there is a hanging kitchen cabinet with a luxurious appearance so that by using this hanging kitchen cabinet, your home will look very elegant and charming. Wrapped in white, this series of hanging kitchen cabinets consists of four cabinets, each of which has a partition in it.

Different from previous inspirations, this kitchen hanging cabinet model is directly attached to the ceiling or ceiling of the house. So, don’t use the hangers anymore. If you have a large collection of beautiful cups or plates, this luxurious hanging kitchen cabinet can be relied on to show it off because the doors are made of glass.

Hanging Kitchen Cabinets with Ice Glass

Hanging Kitchen Cabinets with Ice Glass

If previously used clear glass material on the door, this kitchen hanging cupboard actually uses a type of frosted glass. This hanging kitchen cabinet option is perfect for those of you who don’t really like exposing the things you have or can also be used to cover the inside of the cupboards that are not neatly arranged.

This series of hanging kitchen cabinets is flanked by large poles made of natural stone on the right and left. Apart from that, the gray kitchen surface at the bottom also makes this kitchen design look very harmonious as a whole.

Rustic Hanging Kitchen Cabinets

Rustic Hanging Kitchen Cabinets

Have a rustic style residential concept? Take it easy, you can too, really use a hanging kitchen cabinet with a rustic design, like the inspiration in the picture above. This hanging kitchen cabinet is made of quality wood with a slightly light brown color. Meanwhile, for the door surface, the cupboard uses clear glass material so you can see inside.

This hanging kitchen cabinet is equipped with bulkheads in it. Thus, you can store more small kitchen utensils, such as glasses. Not to forget, there are also lamps with yellow light that make this hanging kitchen cabinet look very luxurious. The combination of the brown color with the dark green of the cabinet underneath makes this kitchen look very charming and not boring.

Multifunctional Mini Hanging Kitchen Cabinet

Multifunctional Mini Hanging Kitchen Cabinet

Well, this last hanging kitchen cabinet is no less interesting than the previous one. Even though it has a smaller size, this hanging kitchen cabinet is very versatile, you know! It is located on the dining table opposite the kitchen so that besides storing cooking utensils, you can also store various eating and drinking utensils. Moreover, this hanging kitchen cabinet has a front and back door so you can access it more easily and practically.

Just like the previous one, this hanging kitchen cabinet is also equipped with dim lights. In addition, this hanging kitchen cabinet can also be turned into a display rack to display all your beautiful glassware collections.

Hanging kitchen cabinets are not only a storage solution, but can also provide a more attractive appearance in your kitchen. After seeing all the inspiration above, have you found a hanging kitchen cabinet design that is suitable for your home? Happy choosing!

How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

Learning how to install kitchen cabinets might seem like a big task, but with some common tools and general do-it-yourself know-how, you won’t need to hire a pro to do the work. Calm any fear of the job by thinking of it as simply attaching some boxes next to each other along your wall and floor.

This guide will outline the tools and supplies needed to install kitchen cabinets, the preparations necessary to begin your installation and the steps to lay out your work to help ensure a smooth DIY project. If the kitchen makeover includes a fresh coat of paint on the ceiling and walls, consider doing that before starting cabinet installation. You’ll save quite a bit of time and effort by not having to mask off your new cabinets to avoid paint splatter.

Inspect the New Cabinets

If your new cabinets are pre-assembled, inspect them as soon as they arrive and check each piece against your order. Open the packaging to ensure you have all of the pieces – cabinet boxes, shelves, doors and drawer fronts – and check for damage from shipping. Be sure any extra trim and filler strips that you ordered were included in the delivery.

There are many varieties of ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets. If the cabinets you purchased need to be assembled, now is the time to do that, but don’t attach the cabinet hardware, doors or drawer fronts yet.

Locate High Spots on the Floor

The first step in how to install kitchen cabinets is finding the highest point on the floor. This is a critical step, because every part of your DIY cabinet installation relies on the reference point you make. Take your time and get it right.

Kitchen floors, especially those in older homes, are often not perfectly level and flat. Assume your floor also has a high point and locate it. Shimming up a cabinet to make it level and plumb is much easier than cutting the bottom to make it fit square and flush.

To find the high spot of the floor:

  • Lay a straight 8-foot-long, 2- x 4-inch board on the floor against the wall and place a carpenter’s level on top of it.
  • Shim the low end until you get a level reading.
  • Use a pencil to mark a level line on the wall. Extend that level line along the walls that will hold cabinets.
  • At every couple feet, use a tape measure to find the distance between the finished floor and the line you’ve made on the walls. The shortest measurement you find is the highest point of the floor.
  • Mark that high point on the floor.

Mark the Top of the Base Cabinets

  • Beginning from the mark indicating the high point of the floor, measure up exactly 34-1/2-inches (the standard height of base kitchen cabinets) and mark the wall.
  • Make a level line at this point on the wall and extend it to mark the top of the base cabinets. 
  • Dry fit the base cabinet boxes by arranging them, corner piece first, flush against each other according to your kitchen design.
  • Measure, mark and label the location of each cabinet box on the wall. When making measurements and outlines on the wall, keep in mind that the cabinet face frames on the cabinet front are 1/2-inch wider than the back of the cabinet.
  • Check measurements for dishwasher, sink and stove openings and also check that the cabinet doors, if pre-installed, open in the proper direction.

Tip: Cabinet boxes are much easier to install when drawers and doors are removed. Use masking tape to label shelves, doors and drawers with their corresponding cabinet. Move them out of your work area.

Mark Bottom of Wall Cabinets

Draw a level line 19 1/2 inches above the top line of the base cabinets that you drew in the last step. The 19 1/2-inch measurement allows a 1 1/2-inch-thick countertop plus 18 inches for a code-defined distance between the cabinets and countertops.

Mark and label the position of all of the upper cabinets on the wall with a pencil and level to double-check your layout.

Plan to install wall kitchen cabinets first. That way, the base cabinets won’t be in your way while you’re installing the upper cabinets.

Locate Wall Studs

  • Use a stud finder to locate the wall studs. You’ll want to screw the cabinets into them for secure installation.
  • Mark the center of the studs with a pencil.
  • Extend the lines up and down the wall with a carpenter’s level, making sure you keep the lines plumb.

Select Suitable Hardware

Along with the right tools to install cabinets, it is important to select the right hardware for your wall type.

Installation on the Wall Stud:

  • Mounting to a wall stud is usually the preferred installation. Use 3-inch #10 screws to mount to the wall studs.

Drywall Installation:

  • Use toggle bolts when mounting to drywall, but only when the cabinet cannot be attached to a wall stud. Toggle bolts require pre-drilled holes. Cabinets must also be secured to an adjacent cabinet.

Concrete Installation:

  • Insert #10 wall anchors, then secure cabinets with 3-inch #10 screws. Wall anchors require a pre-drilled hole of 1/4 inch.

Begin Corner Installation

When beginning a DIY kitchen cabinet install, always start in a corner where two runs of assembled kitchen cabinets will come together. 

  • Remove cabinet doors and set aside. 
  • Place the corner cabinet into position on the wall stud marking. 
  • Use a level to be sure that the cabinet is straight. If needed, insert a shim to make it level and flat to the wall.
  • Drill a 3/16-inch pilot hole at the stud locations through the back panel and into the stud. Mount the cabinet to the wall with hardware appropriate for your wall type. 
  • Once the corner cabinets are installed, work outward at either side for the remaining cabinets.

Attach Cabinets Together

  • Once the first cabinet is secure, use two or three C-clamps and attach the next cabinet to the first. 
  • Adjust and re-clamp the second cabinet until it is level and flush with the first one. Insert shim as needed. 
  • Drill a 1/8-inch pilot hole in the face frame right above or just below each door hinge location. 
  • Attach the second cabinet to the first cabinet using a 2 1/2-inch, #8 screw. 
  • Countersink the screw for an even appearance. 

Tip: Never attach cabinets through the side panels. Cabinets must always attach together at the face frame.

Install Remaining Cabinets

Do not completely tighten mounting screws until all cabinets have been attached together.

  • Drill a 3/16-inch pilot hole at the stud locations through the back panel and into the stud. 
  • Level and mount the cabinet to the wall with a 3-inch #10 screw. Insert a shim if needed to level.
  • After all cabinets have been attached together, tighten all the mounting screws. Seat the mounting screws tightly against the back, but don’t drive the screw head into the surface.
  • Check to be sure that all cabinets remain level after tightening.

Adjust Drawers

After you install all of your cabinets, it may be necessary to adjust the drawer fronts, so they are all level. 

  • Loosen the screws holding the drawer glides to the frame of the cabinet and adjust the drawer vertically to align, then tighten the screws. 
  • Drill a 1/8-inch pilot hole through the second hole below the drawer glide and drive a 5/8-inch #8 screw to secure the drawer.
  • Examine the cabinet drawers and doors from the front to check alignment.

These instructions are based on common installation methods. Read the manufacturer’s directions on any cabinet installation project and use the recommended installation method for that product. This may include hardware or methods in addition to what is outlined here.

This tutorial how to install kitchen cabinets is republished from homedepot.

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