Remodeling/Gutting Kitchen, Floor First?
I am also in the midst of a major remodel of the public area of my house - new kitchen, removing walls, floors, etc. I am going with hardwood floors everywhere, to include the kitchen. They will be one of the last things to go in - baseboards will go in last.
Pros and cons of installing a floor before cabinets in the kitchen. I want them not under the cabinets. Avoidling damage during construction is one reason. If I ever want to change out the floor - damage, want something different, or other, it will be easier if not under the cabinets. Hardwood floors are expensive, don't want to waste money on putting them under the cabinets.
When your cabinets go in, the installer will want to put them on plywood to space them up to compensate to the height of the finished floor - else you may not be able to get the diswasher installed...
Good luck -