If you’re thinking of refurbishing your kitchen cabinets, Sean King of EasyLife Kitchens in Fourways shares these clever tips

  • The degree of refurbishment will depend on the quality of the existing carcasses. Check these thoroughly before you start. Water damage is often hidden from sight.
  • Never compromise on quality when you’re replacing hinges and runners. Drawers and cupboards are in constant use, so insist on products that have a lifetime guarantee. Also, clip-on hinges are best as they have integrated screws that can’t fall off.
  • Swap some of the cupboards with drawers so that items at the back are easier to reach. Or fit drawers in existing cabinets.
  • If you’re after a modern look, cupboards with pull-up doors will create a more linear effect.