Cabinet Installation Prep Guide
Being Prepared for installation day through careful planning will set the stage for a smooth installation process and ensure that your new cabinet system is ready to use right after installation.
Before Cabinet Installation Day
• Reserve and clear out a work area in your home for the installation crew to cut, store and prep parts. Garages are usually best, if available.
• If necessary, make reservations to ensure that an elevator is available.
• If you plan to paint the room, do so before installation. Remember to keep extra paint for touch-ups if needed after cabinet installation
• Remove all hanging wall decor from adjoining walls as they can be shaken loose during installation.
• Dust … there’s just no way to avoid it! If there is a fish tank or electrical equipment in close proximity to the work – remember to keep them well covered!
• Decide in advance where you’d like the installers to store their tools.
Day of Cabinet Installation
• Establish guidelines for hours of work, cleanliness of the job site, which bathroom can be used, and whom to contact when an immediate answer is needed.
• If possible, have someone on the job site that can make decisions in case the installation crew has any questions.
• Because it is difficult to estimate the length and circumstances of each job, you will be given an appointment window. On the day of installation, make sure you are available by phone for updates on the installation crew’s schedule.
• The installation crew will use a variety of tools and techniques that can make the work area (garage space & closet space) hazardous. Please make sure family members are kept out of the work area on installation day.
• Don’t forget about Fido & Kitty! If there isn’t an area in your home to keep them safely away from construction, especially during certain phases – it may be a perfect time to treat your pet to a vacation at the kennel or a play date at a friends home.
• At the completion of the installation, we recommend that you “walk-thru” the project with the installer. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and be clear on any final details.