The Bathroom Design Process
You’ve selected the perfect cabinetry and decorative enhancements for your home, found the team of certified professionals who will install your KraftMaid cabinets, and placed your order. Now it’s time to get your home ready for the arrival and installation of your cabinets.
Preparing for the Installation
To make your home and family ready for the installation, it’s a good idea to answer a couple of important questions before the cabinets arrive and the project begins:
- Where will your new KraftMaid cabinets be stored when they arrive?
- What will you do with your old bathroom cabinets once they’re removed?
New Cabinet Arrival and Storage
Choose a large, dry area that has enough room to both store and unpack your boxes of cabinetry and accent pieces. Since the process of installing cabinets and decorative accents is typically not completed in one day, the area you use to store your new KraftMaid cabinets will most likely be the place where the cabinets are kept while the project is in progress.
Remember that it’s one large shipment and that the boxes will be heavy, so it’s a good idea to designate a room that is on the same floor as the room in which the cabinets will be installed.
When you receive your bathroom cabinetry order, have your installer compare the delivery receipts to your original order to make sure that you have received your entire KraftMaid order.
While it’s important to keep the products in their boxes until the project begins in order to prevent any damage that may occur, it’s a good idea to do a brief inspection of the items when the order arrives. To do this, open the cartons and inspect the cabinets by carefully sliding them partially out of the box and then replacing them back into the boxes until they are needed.
If you have any questions or concerns about your product delivery, please contact the retailer where you purchased your KraftMaid cabinets. They will be happy to help you with any questions.
Old Cabinetry Removal
We know you’re excited to get the process underway, but don’t remove your existing bath cabinets and fixtures until you’ve discussed the project timeline with your installer. During this conversation you should determine who will remove the existing cabinetry, when the removal process will begin, and what you should do with any fixtures that will be removed from the room.
Once the old bathroom cabinets are removed, many customers update them with a new finish or hardware and reinstall them in the garage or basement. During your initial conversations with your installer, ask about the process and fees for reinstalling cabinets in another area of the home. You may also consider donating your former cabinets to a church or charitable organization. Find out how to live through your bathroom remodel.
Step 5: Live Through the Remodel