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The Kitchen Design Process

The Delivery

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.

Delivery

Preparing for the Installation

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. 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:

  1. Where will new cabinets be stored when they arrive?
  2. What will you do with your old 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 cabinets will most likely be the place where 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 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 cabinets and major appliances 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 your major appliances in the room. Once the old cabinetry is removed, many customers update their old cabinets with a new finish or hardware and re-install them in the garage or basement. During your initial conversations with your installer, ask about the process and fees for re-installing 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 the remodel.


Step 5: Live Through the Remodel
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Appliances
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