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Old 02-12-2014, 06:07 AM   #1
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I am starting a kitchen renovation and thinking I will do it in stages. Needs new everything and then will be a rental-so needs to be done nicely but not my own kitchen.
i am living in the unit and the old vinyl floor is horrible-holes etc. I would like to start there but wanted to know if that is a bad idea-can i put down new laminate flooring and then replace the cabinets?
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If you are thinking of doing it in stages,I am thinking you are single!

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The trouble with 'doing it in stages' is this----

A kitchen demo--rebuild--is a bit messy--and there is an order to the process---

Here is the typical order of things---

Design-
Demo of cabinets,flooring and drywall in the back splash area,

Mechanical---upgrade electrical-add can lights/under cabinet light wiring--new wiring for microwave--

Replace T- for the sink--perhaps lower it if needed.

Replace drywall and tape/sand--prime--

Install flooring

Install cabinets and base moldings

Install appliances

Paint---

I don't see how you can do a kitchen 'in stages' without demoing it first---

Floor goes under the cabinets in an ideal situation---new cabinets might not have the same foot print as the old ones---so floor first would be a mistake.

How were you thinking of doing it?
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If you are thinking of doing it in stages,I am thinking you are single!
I suspect this tongue in cheek comment was aimed at the long dragged out mess--and marital discord----a gut and remodel is relatively fast.

Dragging out the job by doing it 'in stages' could make a mess of the kitchen for months----

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Dragging out the job by doing it 'in stages' (edit: WILL) make a mess of the kitchen for months----
And every other room and space near the work area.

Bite the bullet or wait until you can bite (and swallow) the bullet.

As to the "maybe make it a rental later" thing be VERY careful to not build beyond your market. Choose materials and layout based on ease of maintenance and most universal appeal --NOT what you might like best.

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