Hardwood floors under cabinets and 8' ceilings
I have hardwood unfinished flooring coming soon and I am unsure if we should have the cabinets put in after or before. I would like 42 inch to the ceiling cabinets and if we put the cabinets on hardwood over plywood the cabinets are going to start 1.25" above subfloor. This would decrease the space between uppers and countertop and i would like a light rail decreasing space some more. If cabinets were installed on plywood over subfloor it would only take away 1/2 inch from my 96 inch floor to ceiling total. Would appliance installation or removal be a problem with the height of the hardwood floor being 3/4 of an inch higher than base cabinets. The flooring would have to go under the appliances, correct? Would that be a problem with countertop installation? Any helpful thoughts will be appreciated.