Ready for Cabinets

The preliminary work is complete. The electrician added the necessary circuits for the microwave and range.  We moved outlets, added more lighting and added switches where there were none.  The plumber who also is our HVAC person moved the ducting to its new location and capped off the sink lines for the installer.  We installed the tile floor and primed the walls.

Before Photo. Kitchen Remodel preparing for new cabinets from Dura Supreme.

I knew the cabinets were close to being completed because I could see them going through to the area in the factory where they are boxed.  And boxed they were.   I arrived home from work and found the living room packed with cardboard boxes.  Placing the cabinets in the vicinity of where they are going to be installed is the best way to store them.  Keeping them in the garage, especially in Minnesota, whether it’s winter or summer is not a good idea.  The wide variation in humidity and temperature levels can affect the cabinetry and not in a good way.  So they remain in the living room for a few days until the installer arrives.

The cabinets have arived in boxes. How the cabinets arrived for the remodel.

The first step in the installation process is to unbox all of the cabinetry and remove the doors and drawer fronts.  The cabinets are easier to handle and it lessens the risk of damage.  I watched each cabinet come out of the box with anticipation as well as the nagging thoughts that every designer has. What if I measured incorrectly, did I forget a finished end, did I miss something?  Each cabinet was perfect; I loved the way they looked. 

Installing new Dura Supreme Cabinets. Before photos during a remodel.

Then I looked at the sink base, where’s the extended stile?  It’s supposed to be there, but it wasn’t.  I looked at my acknowledgement from Dura Supreme and it wasn’t listed, I looked at my order that I had submitted and it wasn’t there either.  I never ordered it.  My mistake, and hopefully there aren't any more!


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