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Retrofit blumotion with old cabinets?

Posted by sarmay (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 15:06


We just bought a house and are getting ready to move in. The kitchen is the original 1979 kitchen. The cabinets (face frame) are in pretty good shape, but they need some love. We're planning to paint and replace the hardware.

I was wondering if anyone here knows if there is a guide somewhere that would help me prep the drawers and door fronts for new blumotion slides and hinges?

Thank you!

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RE: Retrofit blumotion with old cabinets?

Well, here is the info from the horse's mouth:

Here is a link that might be useful: Blum documentation

RE: Retrofit blumotion with old cabinets?

It's much easier than you might think.
The trick is that your drawer boxes have to have a front lip to which you attach the undermount part. The drawer fronts don't need to be changed at all -- unless you're making them inset.

So, you'll probably have to pick up new drawer boxes.
But this is an opportunity to make stupid, reach-in base cabinets into drawer cabinets. Which I've done now several times. I have two more trash pull-outs to make out of full-height base cabinets. Yeah!

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