Preparing For Your Cabinet Installation

Preparing For Your Cabinet Installation

  1. If we are to remove your cabinets and countertops, please make sure all items are removed from your countertops and cabinets prior to the installers arrival.
  2. Please remove all wall hangings (pictures, etc.) prior to the install. The process of installing cabinets can rattle the walls and cause items hung on the walls to fall.
  3. Please be aware if our scope of work is only the removal and installation of the cabinets, you will need to make sure these other things are done: appliances disconnected; tile or other backsplash material removed; a plumber to hook up the sink and appliances; and a way to dispose of your cabinets, tops and packing from the cabinets.
  4. If we are removing or setting an island, code requires outlets in the island. We will disconnect the electrical if we are removing the cabinets. (We must be notified this is the case so the appropriate charges are included in your proposal. If we did not specifically include this the cost to disconnect will be over and above the cabinet removal bid.) You can hire your own electrician to re-wire or we can provide this service for an additional fee.
  5. Often there are under cabinets or puck lights as part of your kitchen. We can disconnect these but will not be able to reconnect them if they are hard-wired. We will need to be notified that you have these lights in place so the appropriate charges are included in your proposal. If we did not specifically include this as part of your bid the costs will be over and above the bid price. Again, we can provide the electrical connection service for you at an additional cost
  6. Your new cabinets may vary slightly from your old cabinets in size. Although the differences may be minimal, you may still have issues with old flooring running short of the cabinet “toe kick.” You may also have issues with base trim butting in to cabinets running short or wallpaper/paint not quite up to the new cabinets. We do everything we can to make sure layouts match, but if this is the case, it is the homeowners responsibility to work with either our installers or your own sub-contractor to remedy the issue at your expense.
  7. Please make sure that we have clear access to the workspace. Please verify that your door openings will receive the products you are purchasing.
  8. Haul away of any debris or boxes is not included unless specifically noted in your installation bid. This service is available, but it is critical we know this beforehand. Please let us know if you need help with this so we plan and charge accordingly.
  9. Sometimes the plumbing feeding your sink may be run in such a way that it would be better to cut the plumbing off prior to the cabinet installation and re-feed. Plumbing being in place may require our installers to cut out the back and bottom of the cabinets for installation. We will inform you if cutting the cabinets is necessary for installation and give you the option to have the plumbing cut or left. You can either provide a plumber to re-run the lines or we can at an additional cost.
  10. Please be aware that we try to offer you the most complete service possible. We can provide you with all the necessary subcontract services to make this a complete turn-key operation through our installation team if that would better suit your needs. As always our desire is to deliver you the best in service and product. Please let us know if you would like us to include other services as part of your cabinet replacement. Click to view our Cabinet Install Optional Services.

If you have other questions or concerns, feel free to contact us regarding your cabinet installation. If you decide you’d like a full-service contractor to do a complete remodeling job, visit our Home Remodelers website.