As the top SWFL installation company, here at Gulf Coast Installations, we get asked more than a few questions about the different types of installations we provide. Today we want to talk about one area that gets quite a few questions in particular – kitchen cabinet installation.
SWFL Installation Company Answers Kitchen Cabinet Install FAQs
Q: Do I Have to Have a Professional Install My Cabinets For Me?
A: Of course not! But, we do recommend it.
Installing kitchen cabinets is a tedious process that requires a lot of patience and experience helps too! It’s important that you get every measurement just so and every piece perfectly level not only because you could wind up with crooked cabinets if you don’t, but also because you could wind up with a cabinet that won’t fit at the end of the row if things go askew. This isn’t even to mention the lifting and carrying involved with your installation. Trust us, it’s better to leave the job to someone else!
Q: What is a Ledger Board?
A: A ledger board is something that gets secured to your wall to serve as a temporary support to hold the weight of the kitchen cabinets as they are being installed.
Q: Why Do My Cabinets Have to Be Taken Apart For Installation?
A: The fact is that your cabinets are more than likely already in pieces, but if they aren’t, they will need to have the doors and hardware removed from them prior to installation. The reason for this is actually very simple – it makes the cupboards as light as possible for us to install which lets us take our time to make sure that everything is perfectly aligned, and it stops doors from swinging open and hurting anyone or damaging the hinge of the cabinet!
Q: Why Do You Install Upper Cabinets First?
A: We often get asked this question by people who believe that installing bottom cabinets first is a better idea because it gives us a little more support while installing the top cabinets. This isn’t the case. In fact, installing bottom cabinets first only puts more obstacles in our way when it comes time to install the top cabinets! If we put the bottom cabinets in first, it limits how close to the wall we can get when we install the top cabinets and this can cause crooked installs, installs that aren’t flush with the wall, and installs that just aren’t secured as well as they should be!
Q: How Do I Measure Accurately For My Kitchen Cabinets?
A: Before you invest in new kitchen cabinets, it’s important to take very precise measurements to ensure that your new cabinets fit flush to the wall and don’t leave any unsightly gaps. The best way to do this is to have a professional come to take the measurements for you prior to purchasing your new cabinets. This will make sure that you get cabinets that are the right height, width, and depth for your kitchen. This also ensures that when it comes time for installation, your professional installers don’t get faced with any big surprises!
Q: Can You Install Cabinets in Other Rooms Of My Home or Just My Kitchen?
A: At Gulf Coast Installations we can take care of all of your installation needs! Our technicians are experienced in installing everything from kitchen cabinets to ceiling fans to wall-mounted televisions! So, if you have cabinets or shelving that needs mounting in any room of your home, just let us know and we will arrange for one of our technicians to take care of it for you!
Q: How Long Will it Take to Get My Cabinets Installed?
A: This is a tricky question to answer because it depends on a number of variables. For example, if you have thirty cabinets that need installing, it’s going to take much longer to complete this job than it would if you had just five! It also depends on the quality of construction of your home and the type of cabinets you are getting installed. If you’d like to get an approximate timeframe for installation completion, it’s always best to ask your installation expert!
Looking For a SWFL Installation Company to Help With Your Kitchen Cabinet Installation?
If you’re in the southwest Florida area and are searching for a reliable installation company that can help with your kitchen cabinet installation, Gulf Coast Installations can help! To make an appointment with one of our skilled team members, just give us a call today at (239)-682-1077!