Kitchen cabinets and countertops Design
A ceiling and cabinet makeover, along with new flooring, make this kitchen a far more inviting space.
Materials and Tools:
kitchen cabinet order (homeowner preference)
8' black pragel countertops (3)
4' butcher block countertop (1)
p-trap assembly and accessories to move sink
dishwasher hose and drain assembly
box 3" decking screws (silver/grey)
box finish washers
builder's shims (3 packs)
power miter box
cordless drill with battery and magnetic screw tip
laser level (optional)
Move out appliances. Pull the refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and all other appliances, and move them temporarily out of the room. It's much easier and quicker to work without them in the way.
Pull the countertops. Check under the counter to see if they are nailed or screwed in place. If they are screwed, unscrew them. If they are nailed, tap a wonder-bar between the counter and cabinet and pry up, being careful not to damage the wall.
Pull the base cabinets. Unscrew the base cabinets from the wall and remove them. Watch for any plumbing or electrical that runs through the base cabinets to the garbage disposer, dishwasher, ice maker, etc.
Pull the upper cabinets. With the base cabinets out of the way, unscrew the upper cabinets from the wall and remove them.
"Intermission" In this kitchen makeover, we also replaced the old floor and ceiling. With the old cabinets removed, now's the time for the floor and ceiling to happen. (See the other two projects in this episode for summaries of the steps in those procedures.) The cabinet project continues once those phases of the makeover were complete.