We just purchased a whole set of Cardell cabinets for our kitchen and
we're going to be doing the prep and installation ourselves. We opted
to "not" but the pantry unit from them as the cost put it well over
our limited budget. Instead we're going to make a framed in drywalled
pantry to mate up to the end of the cabinets which works out better as
there is a bedroom door at the end and this will add privacy to the
bedroom entrance when completed.
The question we have is the cabinets on the wall with the pantry will
be fitted between an existing wall and the new wall of the new
pantry. We didn't want to add a filler piece as this would take away
from the balance of the cabinets. The base units we're not concerned
with as the fridge is on one end and the space for the fridge can
accomodate any slight variations in width. The issue is with the wall
cabinets as they are solid between the existing and new wall.
We're debating on building the pantry first and "hoping" we got the
dimensions correct or installing the wall cabinets and then building
up against them. We're worried having the cabinet up we won't be able
to properly finish that side of the pantry wall or we may accidentally
damage the last cabinet. We'd rather have all the walls finished
before mounting the cabinets. We also thought about building the wall
and possibly the whole pantry and not attaching it to the back wall
until we have the cabinets delivered and then work out the exact
measurement (or mount them and then take that last unit down).
We're kind of new to this so we're totally open to suggestions not
just for the pantry wall but for building the pantry itself.