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Tip Out Trays, DIY, Projects
Tip Out Trays, DIY, Projects

Quick and Easy DIY Projects to Add Value To Your Home

I am always looking for new and easy things to add to “dead” spaces in either my kitchen or bathrooms. Rev-A-Shelf offers some functional and easy solutions which are great DIY projects to transform them.

Afternoon DIY projects

In most every kitchen or bathroom, there are false drawer fronts, which are mainly for decoration, that are fixed in place and offer no purpose. To solve this, Rev-A-Shelf offers many front sink trays of various styles (stainless steel, plastic, etc.) and sizes to accommodate most any size. Start by browsing our Rev-A-Shelf tip out trays. Tip: use the product filters to sort the collection.

If you are interested in learning more about tip out trays, you’ll find that our team actually covered the ins and outs of them earlier this year, on another blog post. Read the article here.

Tip Out Trays, DIY Projects, Rev-A-Shelf

Add trays and hinges to reclaim wasted space

  • First, locate the plastic clips that hold the drawer front to the cabinet and remove.
  • Second, install the hinges according to the instruction sheet that comes with the hinges. Very helpful to pre-drill holes before mounting. Mount your desired size of tray on the back of the drawer front with the two screws.
  • Third—it’s nice to have help on this step—hold the drawer front or use a scratch proof spring clamp (if no help is available). Locate the mounting bracket on the hinge that would fasten to the back and the front. Mark those corresponding holes with a pencil.
  • Finally, screw the hinges to the back of the drawer front.

Pull Out Basket, DIY, Rev-A-ShelfSuper easy! Now you have room for any of those small items, previously taking up space on your counter.

Pull out baskets are another great little project to eliminate the need of bending over and reaching into lower base cabinets. Rev-A-Shelf offers some these already pre-assembled and ready to be installed with screws included. All that is needed is a drill, drill bit, and screw gun. The 5WB series is a great option we stock, and they come in various widths. The 5WB2 series are double pullouts which fit in a single cabinet. Before ordering, first measure your opening width and depth and find the correct size unit to  fit. If you have questions during this process, we are one message or phone call away! Shop these great baskets here >

DIY projects as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Slide basket into the cabinet.
  2. Mark holes with pencil.
  3. Screw down to bottom of cabinet.
  4. (Optional) If you purchased the door mount kit, follow the steps to connect the door to the unit.

Start your Saturday DIY project with us

This just scratches the surface with what you can do to help create your dream kitchen and bathroom, without having to break the bank. Sweat equity goes a long way in creating value to your home. If you have any questions, please contact us! We would love to help with any of your DIY projects. Connect with us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in the hardware industry.

About the author
Tom Reinbold
Tom Reinbold has been in the cabinet and door/finish hardware industry for over 20 years and has a small stint in the residential construction business and experience in commercial hardware. In his free time, he enjoys golf, camping, fishing, and watching sports.