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ayclobes 05-17-2012 01:17 PM

Removing Laminate Backsplash and Replacing Cabinets
My husband and I want to remove the laminate backsplash in my kitchen and replace the countertops. We also want to update/replace the cabinets along with replacing the light fixture. We're not sure how to go about doing this, or what tools we need to do this also.

oh'mike 05-17-2012 09:04 PM

If you are replacing the cabinets--counter tops and back splash---

This is the order of things---

Order your new cabinets and wait till the cabinets are on hand before you demolish any thing..

Unhook the sink and remove the appliances--

Remove the counter top--usually screwed from inside the cabinets--

Remove the cabinets--cabinets are screwed together through the face frames,near the hinges--
Boxes are screwed to the wall---

When the wall is free of the cabinets---remove the drywall that was the old back splash area--a 4 foot strip is usually easiest--

Now you are ready to upgrade the electrical wiring--lower the drain for the sink (yes--lower it) sinks are deeper than ever before--and under mounted--

add wiring for cabinet lights---

add insulation where needed

replace the drywall and tape it (only finish tape the parts that show)

Install the new cabinets---call the counter top people--

Hook up sink and appliances.

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