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Old 05-31-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Pull cabinets?

I am remodeling a large kitchen that currently has vinyl installed. We will likely put in 3/4" hardwood or something close. Do the cabinets need to be pulled and raised? Or are there other methods to get the proper height? We will be pulling all drawers and doors to paint so this shouldn't be an impossible task, just need help with the best method to get the cabinets to the right height. Thanks!


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Old 05-31-2010, 09:22 AM   #2
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It is ideal to remove the base cabinets---install the flooring and reset.

Another method is to add a 3/4" piece of wood (stained to match) on the top of the cabinets--to lift the counter top to the correct height.--That one is tougher to pull off successfully because of the color match.



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Old 05-31-2010, 10:11 PM   #3
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we left our cabinets in place and butted the 3/4" oak flooring to the cabinets.

we removed appliances and put oak under the dishwasher, stove and fridge areas.

One thing to consider if you do it this way- make sure you have adequate clearance for dishwasher to fit under countertop with the added 3/4" height.

another thing to consider is if your happy with the cabinets and the layout. If you plan on changing anything now would be the time to take up the cabinets.
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