Counters or Cabinets: What to Work on First
Ever encounter a situation where you sorely need to get new kitchen counters but also want to re-face your old cabinets. What comes first Cabinets or counters? We at Granite Brothers will provide you with a helpful guideline so you can tackle both problems easily:
# Counters First
According to professionals, you should always go with counter installations first, if your cabinet refacing only involves color and finish, and the cabinets are otherwise intact in shape and layout. This is because working with natural granite can work against your color schemes in various lighting conditions after installation since the stone has a multitude of designs and color styles which can deviate from your original plan. Once the counters are installed, you can easily match your cabinets and make some tweaks in the color palette so your room comes together, which would not be possible if you worked on your counters first. This way you get the cabinet and counter designs and colors of your choice without any mishaps.
A tip for cabinet refacing: you should know that differences between the cabinet’s back panel and the wall will exist, along with the cabinet’s leveling. Just install a matching trim across any imperfections during refacing, which should fix the situation.
# Cabinets First
If you’re going for an extensive renovation of your kitchen or bathroom, then your cabinets will need more than just a color change. Refacing, replacing and repairing cabinets is a much more busy task and would then be prioritized over countertops. Your cabinets have to be fixed and finished before your counters are installed since the granite has lines and veins that can crack under any weight that may be applied when climbing during the cabinet installations. The counters are also heavy and so any damage caused to them will be difficult to repair since counters cannot be removed after a set of cabinets is installed. Their seams are glued together so there are no gaps and imperfections, while the undersides are connected to the cabinets with epoxy blocks to keep the counters fixed. These make reinstalling counters difficult and illogical.
The only situations for which we at Granite Brothers would recommend this procedure is in the case of damaged cabinets, home flooding or fire incidents. In such conditions, installers will warn clients of the risks of counter removals, and that the only benefit that comes with them is that home insurance companies can make use of any of the damaged stones.
The main point is that proper cabinet installation comes before countertop installations, but cabinet refacing is recommended after counter installations, so long as the cabinets are better fixed before the counters are put in.
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