I am working on a low-budget kitchen remodel. The cabinet frames and doors are in good shape, but the carcases are made of flimsy particleboard. The bottoms of the base cabinets have been damaged by dripping sink traps and containers of household cleaning products.
To fix this, I tiled the bottoms of the cabinets with inexpensive 3×6 subway wall tiles. I covered the most severely damaged cabinet bottoms with 1/4-in.-thick tile backerboard. The others I simply roughed up with sandpaper before setting the tiles. No one will be walking on these tiles, so strength really isn’t an issue.
Cleanup will now be a breeze, and the tile is really clean and eye-catching. It took me only about three hours and $50 in materials to do the entire job.
Chris Dowd, Clive, IA