Kitchen cabinetry refers to the built-in kitchen fixtures used for storing cooking equipment, food products, tableware, and utensils. Often accommodating common fixtures such as refrigerators, oven ranges, hoods, and dishwashers, kitchen cabinetry is measured and designed to fit unique kitchen layouts and home styles. Kitchen cabinetry is comprised of cabinets designated as a kit-of-parts that include wall units, base units, sink units, drawer units, corner units, oven units, utility and pantry units, and filler units.
A standard base cabinet has a depth of 24 inches (61 cm). Cabinets located on the upper wall usually have a depth range of 12 to 24 inches (30.5-61 cm). Although these are the standard sizes, cabinets at a depth of up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) are also available.
To install kitchen cabinets, attach a support board to marked studs located on the wall. The doors and hardware of the cabinets do not need to be on at this point (their absence makes installation easier). Secure the cabinets together, make sure they are flush via clamps, and then screw them together at the stile. Lift the cabinets onto the support board. The last step of installation is to drill the cabinet frame into the wall studs and attach the cabinet into the appropriate position with screws.
To remove kitchen cabinets, detach any molding and unscrew the cabinet from the soffit or ledger board. Take away all the cabinets and drawers and break the seal or caulking between the counter backsplash and wall. The countertop should be able to lift up from the cabinet.