Assembled Kitchen Cabinets Installation Guide

Assembled Kitchen Cabinets Installation Guide

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to update your kitchen? Assembled kitchen cabinets are a great option for DIY enthusiasts who want to save time and money on their kitchen renovation. Assembled kitchen cabinets are pre-made and ready to install, so you don’t have to worry about measuring, cutting, or assembling the parts yourself. You can choose from a variety of styles, colors, and finishes to suit your taste and budget.

In this guide from PA Kitchen, we will show you how to install assembled kitchen cabinets step by step, and give you some tips and tricks to make the process smoother and faster. Whether you are installing wall cabinets, base cabinets, or both, we have you covered. Let’s get started!

1. Assembled Kitchen Cabinet Installation Vocabulary

Let’s understand the Assembled Kitchen Cabinets Installation Glossary

1) THE KITCHEN
THE KITCHEN
THE KITCHEN
2) BASE UNIT
BASE UNIT
3) WALL UNIT
WALL UNIT
4) BASE ANGLE UNIT
BASE ANGLE UNIT
5) YOUR TOOLBOX (RECOMMANDATIONS)
YOUR TOOLBOX
6) IN YOUR HARDWARE PACKAGE (ACCOUDING TO YOUR ORDER FORM)
IN YOUR HARDWARE PACKAGE

2. BEFORE STARTING : TAKE SOME PRECAUTIONS

When starting the Assembled Kitchen Cabinets Installation, we must first take precautions

1) GET SPACE READY FOR NEW KITCHEN

Create spare kitchen

Create storage space

Prepare and protect the visible surfaces of your room

GET SPACE READY FOR NEW KITCHEN
2) PEACE OF MIND

Check the positioning of electrical outlets and plumbing with your layout

PEACE OF MIND
3) CHECK THE LEVEL OF THE FLOOR AND THE BRACKETNESS OF THE WALLS, THEN CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE WALL FIXINGS
CHECK THE LEVEL OF THE FLOOR AND THE BRACKETNESS OF THE WALLS, THEN CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE WALL FIXINGS
4) SECURITY AND SAFETY ADVICES DURING THE FITTING

Do not remove the film on the fronts,it is a protection against possible impacts during installation

Why remove the fronts ?

During fitting, you must haveaccess to the interior of the unit :

removal of doors
remooval of drawers
Fitting of legs
5) SECURITY AND SAFETY ADVICES DURING THE FITTING
  1. Do not hesitate to ask for help or advice if you are unsure.
  2. Beware of the cutting edge of the cardboard and paper!
  3. Never climb on boxes or furniture, use a stepladder!
  4. Use the correct wall fixings.
  5. Make rounded cutouts of the worktop, or it may crack
  6. When cutting the laminate worktop, be careful not to cut yourself on the shards.
  7. Do not put spot on top of a door, to avoid the risk of fire.
  8. Be careful to the glass shelves on the non-slip tab to avoid cutting yourself with broken glass.

Be careful with the screws!

SECURITY AND SAFETY ADVICES DURING THE FITTING

3. I-SHAPE KITCHEN

3.1 WHERE TO START ?

WHERE TO START ?

3.2 FITTING OF BASE AND TALL UNITS

FITTING OF BASE AND TALL UNITS
1) PLACE THE 1ST ELEMENT
PLACE THE 1ST ELEMENT
2) FASTEN THIS UNIT TO THE WALL
FASTEN THIS UNIT TO THE WALL
3) PLACING THE 2ND AND FOLLOWING UNITS

Make same 2 actions for every new piece of furniture.

1 Place/Level

Place/Level

2 Link the units

Link the units
4) IF PIPES OR WIRES, CUT THE SIDE
IF PIPES OR WIRES, CUT THE SIDE
5) PLACE A SPACE FOR THE DISHWASHER

Cut a template of the width of the dishwasher,then place it in the dedicated area.This allows optimal positioning!

PLACE A SPACE FOR THE DISHWASHER

4. L-SHAPE KITCHEN

4.1 WHERE TO START ?

WHERE TO START ?

4.2 FITTING OF ANGLE BASE UNIT 90x90

FITTING OF ANGLE BASE UNIT 90x90
1) LEVEL THE UNIT BY ADJUSTING THE LEGS
LEVEL THE UNIT BY ADJUSTING THE LEGS
2) DRAW THE LEVEL OF YOUR WORKTOP ON THE WALL
DRAW THE LEVEL OF YOUR WORKTOP ON THE WALL
3) REMOVE THE UNIT AND PLACE THE CLEATS(WORKTOP SUPPORTS)
3) REMOVE THE UNIT AND PLACE THE CLEATS(WORKTOP SUPPORTS)
4) RE-INSTALL YOU ANGLE BASE UNIT
RE-INSTALL YOU ANGLE BASE UNIT
5) PLACE THE FOLLOWING UNIT
PLACE THE FOLLOWING UNIT
6) LEVEL IT BY ADJUSTING THE LEGS
LEVEL IT BY ADJUSTING THE LEGS
7) FASTEN IT TO THE ANGLE BASE UNIT AND TO THE WALL
FASTEN IT TO THE ANGLE BASE UNIT AND TO THE WALL

5. FITTING OF A LINEAR ANGLE BASE UNIT

FITTING OF A LINEAR ANGLE BASE UNIT
1) PLACE THE FIRST ANGLE BASE UNIT
PLACE THE FIRST ANGLE BASE UNIT
2) DRAW THE LEVEL OF YOUR WORKTOP ON THE WALL
DRAW THE LEVEL OF YOUR WORKTOP ON THE WALL
3) REMOVE THE UNIT AND PLACE THE CLEATS (WORKTOP SUPPORT)
REMOVE THE UNIT AND PLACE THE CLEATS (WORKTOP SUPPORT)
4) REPLACE YOUR ANGLE BASE UNIT LEAVING A SPACE OF 15CM BETWEEN THE CABINET AND THE WALL
REPLACE YOUR ANGLE BASE UNIT LEAVING A SPACE OF 15CM BETWEEN THE CABINET AND THE WALL
5) FASTEN IT TO THE WALL (LEAVE THE SPACE OF 15CM)
FASTEN IT TO THE WALL (LEAVE THE SPACE OF 15CM)
6) PLACE THE 2ND UNIT AND THE FILLER BETWEEN THEM
PLACE THE 2ND UNIT AND THE FILLER BETWEEN THEM
7) ATTACH THE 2 UNITS TOGETHER WITH THE FILLER
ATTACH THE 2 UNITS TOGETHER WITH THE FILLER
8) FASTEN THE 2D UNIT TO THE WALL
FASTEN THE 2D UNIT TO THE WALL

For the linear angle wall units, use the same procedure

6. ISLAND OR PENINSULAR KITCHEN

6.1 WHERE TO START ?

WHERE TO START ?

6.2 FITTING OF AN ISLAND

FITTING OF AN ISLAND
1) PLACE THE FIRST UNIT OF THE ISLAND AND LEVEL IT

If you have a heating floor,DO NOT screw your units in the  floor.

PLACE THE FIRST UNIT OF THE ISLAND AND LEVEL IT1
PLACE THE FIRST UNIT OF THE ISLAND AND LEVEL IT2
2) PLACE, THE SECIND, THIRD, ETC UNITS AND CHECK THE LEVELING OF THEM ALL
PLACE, THE SECIND, THIRD, ETC UNITS AND CHECK THE LEVELING OF THEM ALL
3) FASTENING OF 2 ELEMENTS TOGERHER

Option 1: side by side

side by side

Option 2: back to back

back to back

7. WALL UNITS

WALL UNITS
1) PREPARE FITTING OF WALL UNITS

Fasten your wall units before placing the worktop

Option 1: Lay-out without tall units

Lay-out without tall units

Option 2: Lay-out with tall units

Lay-out with tall units
2) PLACE HANGING BRACKETS FOR THE WALL UNITS
PLACE HANGING BRACKETS FOR THE WALL UNITS
3) PLACING A WALL UNIT
PLACING A WALL UNIT
4) PLACE THE SECOND, THIRD, ETC WALL UNITS
PLACE THE SECOND, THIRD, ETC WALL UNITS
5) FASTEN THE UNITS TO EACH OTHER
FASTEN THE UNITS TO EACH OTHER

8. NICHES

NICHES
1) PLACE THE HANGING BRACKETS ON THE WALL
PLACE THE HANGING BRACKETS ON THE WALL
PLACE THE HANGING BRACKETS ON THE WALL2
2) PLACE THE HANGING BRACKETS ON THE BLACK OF THE NICHE IN THE PRE-DRILLED HOLES
PLACE THE HANGING BRACKETS ON THE BLACK OF THE NICHE IN THE PRE-DRILLED HOLES

Particular cases:width 120cm:place a third bracket in the middle(no pre-drilling for this one)

PLACE THE HANGING BRACKETS ON THE BLACK OF THE NICHE IN THE PRE-DRILLED HOLES2
3) PRATICULAR CASES: NICHES IN DEPTH 15,4CM
PRATICULAR CASES: NICHES IN DEPTH 15,4CM

It is essential to pur a bead of solocone on the bottom edge before hanging on the wall

4) INSTALLING THE NICHE ON THE WALL

1.Hang the niche on the wall

Hang the niche on the wall

2.Tap lightly with a mallet or by hand on the ceiling of the niche near the wall

Tap lightly with a mallet or by hand on the ceiling of the niche near the wall

Attention: H =138mm and D = 360 or 440 mm: do not place the niche alone on the wall

Attention

Link the niche to a neighbour furniture:

Link the niche to a neighbour furniture1
Link the niche to a neighbour furniture2

9. LED SPORTS OPTION (BEFORE MOUNTING OF WALL UNITS AND NICHES)

LED SPORTS OPTION
1) PLACED ON THE FLOOR, RETURN YOUR UNIT, CONNECT THE SPOT, INSERT THE WIRE AND THEN THE SPOT
PLACED ON THE FLOOR, RETURN YOUR UNIT, CONNECT THE SPOT, INSERT THE WIRE AND THEN THE SPOT1
PLACED ON THE FLOOR, RETURN YOUR UNIT, CONNECT THE SPOT, INSERT THE WIRE AND THEN THE SPOT2
2) FASTEN THE WALL UNIT AND CONNECT IT TO THE TRANSFORMER
FASTEN THE WALL UNIT AND CONNECT IT TO THE TRANSFORMER

Particular case : niche placed separately on the wall

Particular case

10. WORKTOPS

1) PLACING YOUR WORKTOP

Check the direction: edge towards the outside

PLACING YOUR WORKTOP
2) LOCATE AND DRAW THE POSITIONG OF UNITS

The sinks must always be placed on a single worktop.

Realise your cuts according to the furniture.

LOCATE AND DRAW THE POSITIONG OF UNITS1
LOCATE AND DRAW THE POSITIONG OF UNITS
3) CUT THE WORKTOP

Cut with rounded corners is mandatory. Use a hole saw or a wick of minimum Ø 10mm.

CUT THE WORKTOP

Sink: Check if you need to cut the space of only the sink or sink + drainer (see instructions of the sink).

Rules to be followed between 2 cutouts:

7 cm mini between the cutout and the front edge

4 cm mini between 2 cutouts

CUT THE WORKTOP2
4) LINKING 2 WORKTOPS

1.Coat one of the sides and spread glue on the top of the edge. Then move your finger to apply glue to the top of the worktop.

Coat one of the sides

2.Align the workops at the samae heigth and take away the additional glue.

Align the workops2

3.Place the worktop assembler and tighten firmly

Place the worktop
Place the worktop2
5) SEAL AND POSITION YOUR WORKTOP
SEAL AND POSITION YOUR WORKTOP

Technique:

Apply anti fungicidal silicone on your wall or on the edge of the worktop(1).And press against the wall (2) (3).

Remove excess with a squeegee and soapy water.Then make a bead seal along the walls(4).

6) FIXING THE WORKTOP
FIXING THE WORKTOP

11. ELEMENTS ON WORKTOP

ELEMENTS ON WORKTOP
1) SEAL THE CUTOUTS OF THE WORKTOP
SEAL THE CUTOUTS OF THE WORKTOP

In the flushfittings and cut-outs for hobs and sinks: Protect the edge of the cutout with aluminum adhesive, silicone joint or neoprene glue.

2) PLACE THE SINK
PLACE THE SINK

Our advice: To ensure sealing and maintenance,sinks must be based on a silicone layer. It is necessary to install the supplied brackets in addition to the silicone seal.

– Excessive tightening can put the sink under pressure and create unnecessary tensions.

– Do not screw the cups tight to avoid them breaking.

– When opending of emptying bag, ensure that no part escapes.

– Check after a few years the state of your joints to redo if necessary

3) PLACING THE HOB
PLACING THE HOB
4) PLACE THE TAP ON THE SINK
4) PLACE THE TAP ON THE SINK

– Purge the system (completely empty pipes of impurities) before connecting the tap.

– The tightening of the supply hoses in the body of the tap must be done without tools.

12. PEMOMSULAR FTONT

PEMOMSULAR FTONT

Reminder: a peninsular front is the trim of the units back

Reminder
Reminder2

13. DECORATIVE PANEL

DECORATIVE PANEL
1) AS A SPLASBACK

Once installed the backsplash, make a silicone seal.

AS A SPLASBACK
2) IN AN END PANEL
IN AN END PANEL

We recommend that you install a sealing profiled(Ref PROFALV or PROMIRC.Drop the silicone in the groove of the profile that receives the joint between the profile and the worktop).

3) ON A BACK
ON A BACK

14. FILLERS

FILLERS
1) CUT THE FILLER INTO THE CORRECT WIDTH

Our advice:

Finishes are essential to the success of a fitting.At this stage, all errors will be visible and depreciatory. Also, take your time and calmly prepare the following operations.

advice
2) PLACE THE FILLER

Option 1: front filler

front filler

The front filler is made of 2 assembled parts. The front of the filler must be aligned with the front of the door.

Option 2: carcass filler
carcass filler

Place the carcass filler 1 mm withdrawn from the front of the carcass.

3) PLACE THE FILLER

15. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
1) DISHWASHERS
DISHWASHERS

You MUST protect the underside of the worktop above the dishwasher with aluminum tape.

We do not cover the aftersales for swelling problems related to moisture on worktops, caused by non-compliance with this obligation.

2) INTEGRATED FRIDGE
INTEGRATED FRIDGE
3) BUILT-IN HOOD
BUILT-IN HOOD
4) DECORATIVE HOOD
DECORATIVE HOOD

SECURITY INFO

  • Place the bottom of the hood 65 cm above an electric,ceramic or induction hob, and 70cm above a gas or mixed honb. This engages your responsibility.
5) BUINLT-IN OVENS AND MICROWAVE OVENS
BUINLT-IN OVENS AND MICROWAVE OVENS
6) INSTALL THE HOUSING FILLER WITH ITS STAINLESS STEEL PROFILE TO FILL THE SPACE BETWEEN THE OVEN AND THE UPPER PART
INSTALL THE HOUSING FILLER WITH ITS STAINLESS STEEL PROFILE TO FILL THE SPACE BETWEEN THE OVEN AND THE UPPER PART

16. PLINTHS

PLINTHS
1) MEASURE THE PLINTHS
MEASURE THE PLINTHS
2) CUT THE PLINTHS
CUT THE PLINTHS
CUT THE PLINTHS2
CUT THE PLINTHS3
CUT THE PLINTHS4
3) FIXING THE PLINTHS
FIXING THE PLINTHS

17. THE FINAL TOUCH

THE FINAL TOUCH
1) DRAWER ASSEMBLY
DRAWER ASSEMBLY
2) DRAWER ADJUSTMENT (IN THE 3 DIMENSIONS)
DRAWER ADJUSTMENT (IN THE 3 DIMENSIONS)
3) FRONT ASSEMBLY
FRONT ASSEMBLY
4) FRONT ADJUSTMENT (IN THE 3 DIMENSIONS)
FRONT ADJUSTMENT (IN THE 3 DIMENSIONS)
5) SHELF ASSEMBLY
SHELF ASSEMBLY

If the width of the unit is ≥ 80 cm

6) HANDLE ASSEMBLY
HANDLE ASSEMBLY
7) FIXED DRAWER FRONT ADJUSTMENT

1.Remove the locking screw

Remove the locking screw

2.Loosen the clips if the fixed front,moove it left or right and tighten the clips.

Loosen the clips

3.Move the fixed front up or down manually (using notches)

Move the fixed

4.Replace the locking screw:the front is locked

Replace the locking screw

18. REINFORCEMENT ITEMS

Assembled Kitchen Cabinets Installation Reinforcement Items

1) REINFORCING BRACKETS FOR DRAWERS (WIDTH ≥ 80CM)
REINFORCING BRACKETS FOR DRAWERS
2) REINFORCING BRACKETS FOR INTERNAL DRAWERS (WIDTH ≥ 80CM)
REINFORCING BRACKETS FOR INTERNAL DRAWERS
3) REAR STIFFENER FOR WALL UNIT (WIDTH ≥ 80CM)
REAR STIFFENER FOR WALL UNIT

Screw the rear stiffener in the back of the unit thanks to the pre-drilled holes. Hang the unit on the wall.

Tighten the screws from above so that it comes into contact with the central wall mounting.

REAR STIFFENER FOR WALL UNIT2
4) ALUMINIUM REINFORCING BAR FOR WALL UNITS IN WIDTH ≥ 80CM

Place the shelf before placing the reinforcing bar.

Attach it to the bottom and the ceiling thanks to the pre-drilled holes and adjust the angle(s) under the shelf.

ALUMINIUM REINFORCING BAR FOR WALL UNITS IN WIDTH

18. TECHNICAL FEATURES

1) POSITION OF PRE-DRILLING TO CONNECT 2 UNITS

Unit with door

POSITION OF PRE-DRILLING TO CONNECT 2 UNITS

Use a drill of minimum Ø 5 to continue pre-drilling.

These predrilled holes may be concealed by a drawer or another element. Do not hesitate to drill somewhere else while checking that nothing blocks.

There are never pre-drillings on the tall units.

Unit without door

POSITION OF PRE-DRILLING TO CONNECT 2 UNITS2
2) FITTING

Action consisting in planing a side because of a wall deformation

FITTING
3) SUPPLEMENTARY HANGING BRACKETS FOR WALL UNITS (LIFE, LIFT-UP, BIFOLD LIFT-UP)
SUPPLEMENTARY HANGING BRACKETS FOR WALL UNITS
SUPPLEMENTARY HANGING BRACKETS FOR WALL UNITS 2
SUPPLEMENTARY HANGING BRACKETS FOR WALL UNITS 3

19. Assembled Kitchen Cabinets Installation GLOSSARY

1) GENERALITIES

Fitted kitchen

The components (carcasses, fronts) are factory assembled . The carcass comes with all accessories (fronts, drawers, hinges).

It is a guarantee of solidity in time and provides time savings for the kitchen assembly.

2) ELEMENTS OF THE KITCHEN

Tall unit for integration

Tall unit for integration of fridges. The fridge is entirely hidden behind a door.

Tall unit for housing

Tall unit for housing of appliances. The front of the appliance is visible.

Over or housing fillers

Filler used to fill a remaining empty space when installing appliances in furniture (base, wall and tall units).

BZ / Metal reinforcing bar

Reinforcing metal bar replacing the front band of a base unit carcass in case of a hob over this unit.

Hinge

Articulated mechanical part for opening, removal and adjustment of doors. A

hinge is usually a two parts snap-on, one of which remains on the door and the

other on the carcass, thus enabling fast assembly and disassembly of the doors.

The setting is three-dimensional (3-way) that allows easy adjustment and

perfect alignment of the fronts.

Carcass

A term for the open cube formed by the side panels, top, base and bottom. This

is the bare carcass of the unit, stripped of its fittings, doors and drawers.

Hinge

Splashback

Vertical wall space between the worktop and the underside of wall units. This space can be covered or equipped to ensure

tightness, cleanliness and alignment with the kitchen.

Base

Slot for the leg, placed under the carcass.

Filler

Element used to fill a space and give ease to the opening of the cabinet door placed against a wall or in a corner between two

units. It also compensates a potential bad wall squaring.

End panel

All visible side parts of the kitchen unit, sides of the carcass.

Plinth

The plinth is intended to cover the space under the unit, hiding the legs. It is fitted in retreat from the front in order not to

hinder the passing of the users feet.

Door for integrated dishwasher

Front matching the kitchen and fixed on the door of the dishwasher. The control panel is apparent if on the front and not

apparent if on the edge of the appliance door.

Service gap

Empty space for the passage of pipes and power supplies in the back of the furniture (wall, base and tall units).

3) SPECIAL FEATURES WALL UNITS

Adjustable suspension case

Very resistant, it allows easy installation and adjustment of furniture. The suspension case enables perfect alignment of your

units.

Reinforcing aluminium

Reinforcing aluminium panel for wall units : it avoids bending of the units.

Lift

Opening system of a door in parallel to the cabinet.

Lift oblique

Oblique opening system of the door

Bi-fold lift up

Opening system where the door folds in 2 parts towards the top of the cabinet.

Lift-up

Opening system where the door is raised.

Mecanism for lift

Securing system in a lift system, shown here in a closed position.

SPECIAL FEATURES WALL UNITS
4) DRAWER

Air stop

Integrated air piston system in the runner slowing the spool stroke at closing.

Runner

Internal drawer

Drawer, integrated inside the unit.

DRAWER
5) WORKTOPS

Worktop assembler

Metal part provided with a threaded pin for joining and tightening 2 worktops

together.