Post # 1
My husband and I were given the generous wedding gift of a kitchen remodel and we are having separate companies installing various parts of our kitchen. I would like to know what order to go in (cabinets, then floors, then island, paint??) from any bees that might have experience with this. Any tips and/or advice is much appreciated.
Post # 3
Floors first, then all cabinets (but you don’t have to hang the doors if you’re not ready to) and structures like the islands, then countertops. Paint either first while everything is out and the surface is easier to paint, or very last. I would paint very last, even though it’s more difficult (because you have to be neater) partially because the paint can/will get dinged up by installing the cabinets and such, and partially because you can’t be sure you’re happy wiht the paint color you’ve picked till the cabinets and counters go in.
Post # 4
@fishbone: Ah thanks for the painting tip, I didn’t even think about the walls getting dinged (it’s probably inevitable) and having to touch everything up. I guess I’ll be buying painters tape this weekend lol.
Post # 5
@housebee: I think its paint, cabinets/island then floors last.
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Post # 7
I work in the construction industry and typically we do flooring last. You’ll want to paint while everything is torn up, yes it will get dinged but as long as you have paint on hand the installers should touch it up as part of their clean up process/punch out list.
If you paint after the new flooring is installed you risk getting paint on it. We have a new build and the painters made a mess during the warranty work, our sinks have paint drips, our floor registers have paint drips, the drywall guys were using our window screens to get the dust off their cloths and the screens were destroyed.
Our flooring company at work goes in last but if they cause any damage or paint issues they fix it. The original contractor also plans on being there a day or two after the flooring guys to do touch ups, reset toilets, things like that. You also don’t install flooring underneath cabinets or islands, it meets up at the edge and then shoemould is installed to cover the seam/gap. If you’re getting tile especially you don’t want it installed before the heavy items come in because it will more than likely crack during construction, whether they drop something heavy on it like sitting the dishwasher down without caution or the refrigerator tips off the dolly, things like that. More than likely your dishwasher won’t fit under the counter either if you have flooring all the way underneath it.
When wall cabinets are installed they need to be caulked/grouted around typically so you can’t paint prior to that because it just won’t look as good. Plus you don’t want to risk getting paint on your new cabinets. It’s not too difficult to clean off of most countertops but you don’t want to risk damaged your cabinets trying to clean paint off of them.
Post # 8
@housebee: We just did ours. It was paint first, then cabinets, then floors and backsplash.
Post # 9
when i had my last house built, they did painting, floors then the cabinetry/island.
Post # 10
For my dad’s kitchen gut job, they painted both first, when it’s easier, and then last – just touchups where it got dinged. Best of both worlds. Good luck! That’s such a wonderful gift!