Who, Which, and When???

nwkrysOctober 4, 2010

We're redoing our little 40's galley kitchen on a small budget. We're adding wainscoting in the eating area, replacing the countertops and the worn cabinet doors, and painting the cabinets.

We're just a little confused about the timeline. We plan on putting up the wainscoting first. We'll toss the old cabinet doors, fill and sand old screw holes. Then drill and mount the new doors and then take them back down to paint.

The first debate is do we paint the cabinets ourselves (brushed oil base paint) or hire it done (sprayed laquer)?

Secondly do we have the countertops installed before or after the cabinets are painted? I'm worried about the cabinet finish being scratched when the countertops are installed.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Countertops last. No competent counter company should be scratching cabinets. Be there when they install to be sure.

I'd have the cabinets sprayed professionally. But you could always try painting a sample yourself and see how you like it.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 6:09PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Rule of thumb on recreating hardwood floors?
I'm recreating the peg and groove oak hardwood floors...
1850s exterior door hardware?
I have an 1857 Italianate-ish home that is missing...
White Cedar Shingles: Best price?
Hi all, My wife and I are gearing up to restore the...
stone house
Do any of you out there own a real stone house? Not...
Just closed on an older home and homeowners policy was cancelled
Six days ago, we closed on the house of our dreams,...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™