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Get DIY projects to update your kitchen with cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, and maximize your storage capacity with tips for finding unused space.

  1. Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

    Build your own kitchen cabinets? Why not? Face frame cabinets are just plywood boxes with hardwood face frames, and you can buy doors (the hard part) online.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Cut Marble

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    Did you somehow acquire a slab of marble that you need to cut to size? You can use a circular saw and water hose to make all the cuts you need. Here's how.

  2. Installing Laminate Countertops

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    Looking for an inexpensive custom countertop? An expert installer walks you through a typical installation, including gluing and trimming a laminate top.

  3. How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

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    Quick and easy fix for a leaky kitchen sink basket strainer. Replace the basket strainer yourself in just an hour and save the cost of a visit from the plumber.

  4. How to Fix a Broken Door Hinge

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    If the hinge screws have broken out of a particleboard door and taken chunks of the particleboard with them, the right glue can usually fix the damage.

  5. How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

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    Instead of replacing your old kitchen cabinets, make them new by repainting them. With an inexpensive paint sprayer and a few gallons of paint you can transform your kitchen in a weekend.

  6. Cabinet Refacing

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    Tired of your kitchen cabinets? Instead of replacing them, consider cabinet refacing. It's DIY-friendly, and you can save thousands of dollars.

  7. How to Repair a Refrigerator

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    Simple fixes for the four most common refrigerator problems: an ice-maker breakdown, water leaking onto the floor, a cooling failure and too much noise. Chances are, you can solve the problem yourself, save some money and avoid the expense and inconvenience of a service appointment. The following article will walk you through the simplest solutions to the most common fridge malfunctions.

  8. Organizing Kitchens and Clearing the Clutter

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    Make more space in the kitchen without remodeling or adding more cabinets. Learn how with these easy, attractive solutions to common kitchen organization problems. We’ll give you step-by-step instructions and pictures to clean out the clutter in your kitchen and get organized.

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