KITCHEN CABINET INSTALLATION
At American Loss Consultant is the solution, when is a matter of who can be trusted to go into your house and make your kitchen look like heaven the best you can do is to hire American Loss Consultant. Here we can offer a professional team who will work with a schedule and make the work thousand times easier for you. You might have heard that cabinet installation can be made by yourself, but is that safe? We find you the specialist who will help you with the design taking in considerations your needs and ideas, making them come true with your budget. The installation cost may change according to the material, and the space in your kitchen. So you already know that the best thing to do is let us find the team to do the hard work for you, and what are the steps to follow you may ask? At the moment you hire one of our booked specialist, you will follow these steps:
Meeting with a kitchen specialist
Once you hire the kitchen expert, you have to set a meeting with the kitchen specialist who is going to explain the process and guide you through out the process; the specialist will be hired to help you with the cabinet style, material and colors.
Part of the team we will find for you will have a licensed kitchen cabinet installer who will measure the space to work on as perfect as possible, also will take in consideration any kind of detail in the kitchen, because we always think what is better to you as our client in American Loss Consultant.
After the design is set and the materials are selected, the installation begins; the professional kitchen cabinet installer will start working on. The installer will work according to a schedule so you won’t feel bother during busy hours in the kitchen. Any kind of detail or customization needs to be talked before the process begins or it won’t be possible to get to the due date as planned, this way in American Loss Consultant we ensure that you are receiving just the best treatment.
Q: What do I need to bring the kitchen specialist for the first appointment?
A: Please be able to discuss the layout of your kitchen. If you don’t feel comfortable providing measurements, the independent installers can take measurements for you. The kitchen specialist can discuss this with you.
Q: Does it cost to have a design completed?
A: No, American Loss Consultant will give you the specialist that won’t charge something extra to do the design along with you.
Q: How do I measure my kitchen cabinets?
A: The team of independent installers hired with American Loss Consultant advice will take measurements during your in-home appointment in order to get precise measurements. The installer will communicate the measurements back to the kitchen specialist to make any adjustments to the design.
Q: How much does a kitchen cabinet project cost?
A: Cost can vary greatly depending on manufacture, door style, pain or stain, and cabinet options. Labor costs will also vary by market, still in American Loss Consultant we look for the best prices for you and your life style.
Q: How long does it take to have new cabinets installed?
A: Depending on whether cabinets are special order items, it would take 12 to 16 weeks approximately from purchase to install completion. American Loss Consultant will try to maximize the process in order to have everything as fast as possible and in the best quality available.
Q: How do I prepare for installation?
A: Remove all the contents from the kitchen, and place them into accessible places that won’t disturb the process. Remove all the antiques, breakables and valuables from the area. At American Loss Consultant our main focus is the wealth of our costumers and their comfort.
THE INSTALLATION PROCESS DETAILED.
Step 1: Measure and mark the wall: Measure the height of the base cabinets. Most standard cabinets are 34-1/2’’ high. Add 1-1/2’’ for a standard countertop and 18 inches for a standard backsplash, (though some designers now want a 20-inch backsplash to make room for small appliances). With an 18-inch backsplash, the total measurement should be 54 inches from the floor to the bottom of the upper cabinets. If your floor is not level, be sure from the highest point along the wall.
Draw a horizontal line across the wall at this 54-inch point which will serve as a guide for hanging the cabinets. Be sure to use a level to assure this line is true horizontal.
Use a stud finder to locate the wall studs. The wall studs are crucial to properly support the weight of cabinets. It is important to pay attention to the position of all electrical wiring and plumbing.
Step 2: Secure Ledger Board: Secure a ledger (support) board to the wall, screwing it into the marked studs to temporarily support the weight of the cabinets during installation. Be sure the doors and hardware are removed from the cabinets to make them lighter and easier to install.
Step 3: Hang the wall cabinets: Attach as many cabinets together as you can safely lift and install on the ledger board – usually two. Use clamps to fix the stiles (the vertical pieces on the face of the cabinet frames) of the cabinets together and check for plumb, making sure the fronts of the cabinets are flush.
Next, predrill and secure the two cabinets together at the stile with the screws. Affix one screw on the top and bottom in the front and back where the two cabinets meet.
Lift the cabinets onto the ledger board and check for plumb and level. Shim the cabinets if necessary.
Once you have shimmed for a plumb and level, secure the cabinets into the wall at the studs. Be sure to predrill and affix the screws through the thicker framing piece along the top of the cabinets.
Check for plumb and level while you’re securing the cabinets. Repeat this process for all of the wall cabinets. If a gap exists between wall and the test cabinet, use a filler bar to enclose the gap. Before securing the last cabinet, measure, mark, cut and secure this piece to the side of the last cabinet.
After all the cabinets are in place, attach the doors and hardware. Remove the ledger board when you are finished installing the wall cabinets.
Step 4: Install base cabinets: If the floor isn’t level, find the highest point n the floor along the wall where the cabinets will be installed. It’s best to try to start the base cabinet installation as close to this high point as possible it’s easier to shim under the cabinets on the lower spots to make them level with this first one, rather than starting on a low point and having to trim the bottoms of the cabinets while working “uphill”.
Measure base cabinets and use the pencil and level to mark a level line on the wall from the high point in the floor to the cabinet height. Be sure to use a level to assure this line will be true horizontal. This is the guide to be followed for installation.
Use the stud finder to locate and mark the studs along this line around the room.
Dry fit your first cabinet into place and check for level across the top. If needed, shim until level.
Now, predrill through the top framing piece into the wall studs and secure the cabinet into place with screws. Re-check level after securing the cabinet.
Repeat this process until all of the base cabinets are installed. Attach the doors and hardware after all of your cabinets are in place.
At American Loss Consultant we want you to have the information as clear as possible that is way we care about giving you the information about all the process that will happen and that way you will be sure that the experts’ team we found for you really knows what they are doing.