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Do i need to do the kitchen floors first in a remodel?

tk 4man
4 years ago

I had a contractor in a year ago whose bid for a first floor reno scared us from doing anything for a while to our 21 year old home. We've decided rather than tear out walls, we keep our current footprint, but instead replace with updated materials. But it is absolutely a domino effect.

We decided to start by replacing cabinets, countertops, and appliances. This would give us a fresh look and a bit more storage in a very small kitchen. Thinking we would wait a year or two to replace the floor because we want to take hardwoods throughout the first floor and replace the trim. Until....

Speaking with a kitchen showroom they almost insisted that we do floors first. We currently have ceramic tile. She said "i would never remove ceramic tile with new cabinets. They'll get ruined during the demo."

Thoughts? We would prefer to spread the expense over a couple of years but don't want to ruin brand new cabinets.

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