Are you thinking of doing a kitchen remodel soon? If you are, you’ll want to make sure you plan your remodel out to keep from making mistakes that will cost you and keep you from the kitchen you desire. You’ll need to plan out the order in which to get your kitchen done because this will effect how your kitchen turns out. Make sure you consult with experts to ensure that your kitchen remodel leaves you with a kitchen you love rather than a headache.
If you are looking at putting in hardwood flooring and getting new cabinets as part of the kitchen remodel you’ll want to plan on installing them in the best order. If you are planning on installing hardwood floors then most often it is best to put your flooring in FIRST, prior to putting in your cabinets. There are several reasons for this.
1. Hardwood Floors will effect the hight of your cabinets.
If you are looking specifically to get hardwood floors installed in your kitchen, this will effect the hight measurements of your cabinets. It is important to have 36 inches of hight in your cabinets in order to allow for appliances. If you get the hight wrong on your cabinets then it will cause you some trouble. Putting cabinets in prior to getting your floors done may keep you from getting the flooring you want. You may have to go with different flooring if you did not leave enough room.
2. Will allow for a cleaner look
Having your hardwood floors done before hand will allow for the floors to roll seamlessly in your kitchen. This will keep you from having to have quarter rounds installed. Quarter rounds are base modeling that covers up the edge of the wood planks as it comes up to the edge of the cabinets.
3. Will allow for changes in cabinets in future
Styles of cabinets come in and out of season, but hardwood floors last a long time. You’ll want to change your cabinets long before you’ll need to get new hardwood floors and if you put your cabinets in prior to your hardwood floors then you will be stuck with the cabinet pattern of your current cabinets for future changes since the flooring was built around that pattern.
For several reasons, on the whole, it is often better to have your hardwood floors done prior to having your cabinets installed. It is always good to get a consultation with an expert on your exact building project because there are some cases where you would not want to get your flooring done prior to the cabinets. One of these cases is floating floors. If you are getting floating floors installed, you’ll want to do them after you do your cabinets.
If you need a consultation on the best manner to do your kitchen remodel when it comes to your hardwood floors and cabinets, give us a call and we’d be happy to schedule a consultation.