Recessed cabinets: functional and fashionable

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Recessed cabinets are practical for more than just bathroom medicine cabinets these days; they also work well in craft rooms, garages and offices. When you want a clean look, but need additional shelf space, these cabinets offer a solution. Sometimes called concealed cabinets, they come in a wide range of colors, styles and materials, including woods, metals and plastics. Some decorative cabinet fronts allow you to insert photos or prints. Prices depend on the material and size; you can find simple mirrored cabinets for less than $50 at home improvement stores, while larger, more detailed ones are available online for a few hundred dollars.

Careful planning is recommended before installing these cabinets because the process involves cutting into walls. Make sure you are comfortable with the project if you plan to undertake it yourself. Before beginning, find out if the wall where you wish to put the cabinet is load-bearing, and seek advice if you have any questions on installation.

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  • Mety

    19 August 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I think it depends on what type of floor you innted to put down.Sheet vinyl should always go under the cabinets or it is guaranteed to curl up unless you modify the job with toe mouldings around the base of your cabinets to hold the vinyl down.Real wood flooring is about 3/4 inch thick and should go down before the cabinetry otherwise the dishwasher will not fit under the counter top. And because wood expands and contracts, you will have depending floors and expanding cabinets which will cause stress on one another if the wood floors are laid last. Also, when the wood contracts, you will gave gaps up against the toe kick unless you modify with toe moldings to conceal the cracks. Think about what it is going to look like when it is finished. It only makes sense to me to finish the floor first and then put the cabinets atop the flooring. So, you will have to protect the floors while installing the cabinetry..

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