Home Tour : Central London Townhouse


One of the easiest ways to upgrade your kitchen or give it an instant facelift is to swap your cabinet doors & drawers. I’m sharing a complete door swap tutorial in today’s post- click through!

Measure for New Doors

Setup Your Workspace


It may seem counterintuitive, but you’ll get the most accurate measurements by measuring the backside of the cabinet door (since it’s perfectly flat).


Remove the Existing Doors & Drawer Fronts

Quick tip: label each cabinet and sketch a quick diagram of which door was installed where (with measurements).

Select & Order Updated Drawers & Doors

Setup Your Workspace


There are plenty of profiles to choose from, different species of wood, and selections to make.

Paint or Stain The New Doors & Face Frame

Setup Your Workspace


Since the doors came pre-primed… I was able to dive right in with the paint.

Install Hinges

Setup Your Workspace


As I previously mentioned, I wouldn’t call hinge boring a beginner DIY because it requires an expensive piece of equipment.

Measure, Mark, and Install the Finished Doors

Setup Your Workspace


Measure, mark, and install the hinges, then snap the doors back into place.

I feel like those two BIG spaces will be super nice once they’re finished. All good things!