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A pencil and tape measure being used to mark the inside of a cabinet

Overview

Making extra storage space by installing a slimline cabinet in your laundry is really easy. We show you how to position the cabinet and attach it to the wall. 

Steps

1Mark the position of the studs and base of the cabinet

If the stud positions aren't already clearly marked, use a stud finder to mark their position. Decide how high you want the cabinet on the wall. Then use your spirit level to mark a line across where the base of the cabinet will sit.

A spirit level used to mark a straight line on the inside of a cabinet

2Position the cabinet and screw it to the wall

Line the stands up with your line on the wall and position the cabinet on top.  Mark the stud positions inside the cabinet. Then pre-drill through the cabinet into the stud. Secure the cabinet in place with screws. 
A pencil and tape measure being used to mark the inside of a cabinet

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Health & Safety

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