I am remodeling my kitchen, and am acting as my own main contractor.
This is a pretty large project with new appliances, some changes in
wiring, new cabinet doors, new countertop and sink, and new flooring.
My question is, What comes first--and what follows?
I was planning to have the electrician rough in the wiring changes,
then have the applicances installed--so that the cabinets and the
countertop could be measured to the space that would actually exist in
the new kitchen. Then the countertop, measure and install the new
doors, the flooring, and a final painting.
Someone suggested, however, that the appliances are last--or at least
after the flooring, so that the flooring can extend some ways under
But this seems dangerous to me. The countertop measurements would have
to be made with the assumption that the stove would be exactly the
assumed 30 inches, same for the refrigerator. What if the apppliances
are off by 1/4 inch?! And the new cabinet doors might be a tad too
high--smash! off they come.
But this is my first (and hopefully last) kitchen re-do! What's your
experience--or theory-- on what order these different jobs should be