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New Linoleum first or new bottom kitchen cabinets?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: New Linoleum first or new bottom kitchen cabinets?
By Feona on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 06:43 pm:

We are updating alittle of our kitchen but I don't know what to do first.

I was going to go to Home Depot and have them install new Linoleum floor.

We are replacing the kitchen sink cabinet too, which is a base kitchen sink cabinet.

Which do I replace first? The linoleum or the floor cabinet. Suposedly the new floor cabinet is attached to the wall and has little feet help raise it up. The old sink cabinet is sort of collapsing and looks like it was glued to the floor.

DS says to do the floor first but the sink we have is so old that I think it is different shape than the new cabinet.

By Vicki on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 09:41 am:

I would replace the cabinet first in case it hits a different spot than the old one. Or I would try to get it taken out, have the floor done one day and the cabinet done the next day.

By Feona on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 08:42 am:

I agree with that. This project is too complicated for us. Makes my head hurt.

By Angellew on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 02:14 pm:

Definitely take the old one out first!!!! Then put the floor down! My DH has over twenty years in the floor business and he says the same! The key is the person who puts in the new cabinet. Making sure they don't do any damage to the floor during the installation! Cover it with large pieces of heavy cardboard if you have to, to protect it from any knicks or stuff dropping on it!

By Feona on Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 07:22 am:

That means I lose my sink. I hate losing my sink especially with a two year old. I can't wrap my head around not having the kitchen sink.

John wants to install the floor himself which means I lose the sink for at least 2 weeks. He thinks he can replace the floor slowly including a new sub floor. We have the usually kitchen appliances and a washer / dryer in our small kitchen. The kitchen leads to a little bathroom so the bathroom floor I think has to be done with the kitchen.

I really can't stand the dust a major kitchen renovation so we aren't getting the kitchen gutted which is what we should do. I know I will get sick if we do a kitchen gut due to the dust.

Maybe we can stay in a hotel for the entire time. Lets see

45 days by $50 a night. $2500 dollars? I don't think I want to stay in a hotel for 45 days.

It is easier to move.... I just wanted a new kitchen sink. I don't know how the floor got involved with this project.

It is tough to be married to a perfectionist.

By Vicki on Monday, January 19, 2009 - 09:03 am:

It is easier to move.... I just wanted a new kitchen sink. I don't know how the floor got involved with this project.

This made me giggle. We had a drip under our kitchen sink one day. We went to Lowes to look for a new faucet. Well, by the time it was all said and done.... 30 days later we had new counters, a new sink, new garbage disposal, new faucet, new cupboard and drawer pulls AND new flooring!!

I hope we never have another drip! They are expensive to fix! LOL

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