KITCHEN & BATH
|PROUD TO BE KNOWN FOR QUALITY PRODUCTS, COMPETITIVE PRICING, AND PREMIUM QUALITY INSTALLATIONS
|INSTALLATION OF YOUR
CABINETRY AND COUNTERTOPS
BY MIKE RAGONESE
Are you a do-it-yourselfer?
Is it not true that although anyone can paint, not everyone can be an artist.
Certainly when it comes to installing thousands of dollars worth of
cabinetry in your home, that thought should be considered. If installation
costs just don't fit in the budget or you prefer to spend all of the money
you have available on just the cabinets, that is understandable. I would
never doubt anyone's ability to take on a task like cabinet installation. For
those do-it-yourselfers, I can offer instruction to help simplify the
process...... what tools you will need; how to scope out the room to decide
if the amount of shimming that will be necessary is acceptable or whether
you would want to plane material off the bottoms of some cabinets to
offset some of the shimming needed; what type and sizes of screws for
different tasks and where to put them; how and where to shim properly,
which is critical for proper support; the best ways to align the face frames;
door and drawer adjustments, etc.
For those of you that realize that you are better off paying to have certain
things done for you I feel that, for installing a complete kitchen, you would
be making a wise decision. When I started this business I felt I was quite
capable of doing this type of work but still remember the long learning
curve to be able to efficiently meet the standards we hold today. The list
of tools to the left might be more than you could get by with but to do the
job really well, and not take forever to get it done, well, there's a reason
we use everything on that list.
I can't tell you how many installations I have seen that were done by other
companies that were of such poor quality I just couldn't believe they got
away with it. I guess some people just aren't too fussy. Since the
beginning, and for the foreseeable future, I have been personally involved
in almost every single one of the hundreds and hundreds of kitchens we
have installed for one simple reason. Quality control. We have it down to
a science so that we can do it 100% professionally and quickly. I hear
what people say and it makes me feel good. You can rest assured that
when we install your cabinetry, not only will it be done professionally but
very likely for less money than the places that either have to subcontract
the work or pay more people to do the same amount of work. Like I
always say, "Just ask around"!
THE TOOLS WE USE------
Step ladder with work pouch that has...
*Five sizes of screws
*Long phillips screwdriver
*Battery powered drivers, one with......
*a Phillips bit
*a Countersink bit
*a Long phillips bit
*Plus a driver for right angle drilling
*A battery powered mini circular saw
*Eight spare batteries
PLUS ELECTRIC TOOLS and Ext.
*Drill, plus spare
*Power Hand Planer
*Compound Cutting Miter saw with
*Portable Table saw
*Jigsaw w/ regular and downcutting
* Two brad nailers and hoses
*Wall cabinet jack pole
*Two foot level
*Four foot level
*Caulking bucket with seven different
types of caulking plus spares,
construction adhesive, wood glue
*Touchup kit with variety of putty sticks
and stain pens
*Laminate seam-fill kit
*Sink clip removal tool
PLUS 75 pounds of tool box with extra
screws, drill bits, driver bits, and a top
tray full of other small tools like laminate
cutters, rubber door bumpers, ear
plugs,blades and so much more.