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Display Name: mcgroov'n
Member Since: 1/4/13

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Certainly tile first. Even though you are working in the bathroom now, the same rule applies to kitchen tile as well. Once bought a house where the cabinets were installed first, then the dishwasher, then the tile. When the dishwasher eventually failed, it was nearly impossible to get it out from between the countertop, and the nearly 1" build-up of thinset, durock and tile. That discovery was also the 'aha' moment which explained why the toekick on the cabs was so short--along with the countertop height seeming a little low.

Should I Install Floor Tile or Cabinets First? Good Questions
7/14/14 08:28 AM

Normally I wouldn't bother to weigh in on Ikea cabs since they are everywhere and millions have been bought and installed. But with only 3 total comments, ok, i'll throw in my two cents worth. I have bought and installed Ikea cabs in over a dozen houses and apts now and I love them. An alternative isnt even of interest to me due to the metal drawer box sides & hinges which incorporate the several adjustments necessary to straighten, square and true all the doors and drawers--e z as pie. As valuable as that is, more important to me is the assurance that ikea will be there tomorrow if a tenant's child uses a base cab door as his jungle gym and ruins it. A replacement can be on its way to me by sunset--thats priceless. There may be value in solid wood cabinets (Ikea's are not) or for a very high end job, but for the added cost, and then having to hope the manufacturer is around long term, its just not worth the additional $$ to me. Over the course of 15+ years, I have not yet found any regret with Ikea cabs.

Reviews of the Martha Stewart Kitchen Cabinets? Good Questions
7/19/13 03:52 PM

I occasionally see a bad 70's-80's house in Palm Springs that I like better than this unfortunate townhouse, but only for the fact that its the real McCoy having never been updated. This looks like a contrived attempt at 70's-80's.

Kips Bay Show Home: The First Floor
7/18/13 02:49 AM

I thought I had moved on from my love of victorian, but your house completely takes me back.
I am wild about your talent for mixing and matching styles/periods. It looks so effortless when done well, and goes to mish-mash when not. You really bring it with style, talent and a dash of whimsy. Thanks for the tour--it was a real treat!

Ruthie & Will's Eclectic Nashville Charmer House Tour
1/4/13 08:56 PM