22+ Installing Kitchen Base Cabinets
Pictures. Starting with a corner, use the guides you marked on the walls to transfer the stud locations to the cabinets, taking care to account for the face frame. Wait to add drawers, doors and hardware until after the countertop is attached.
This will be the baseline for the wall cabinets. I used to install the uppers first because it was easier to lift the uppers into place without the base cabinets in the way. Base cabinets rest on the floor and hold the countertop, sink, and any cooktops.
Doing so before can help prevent damaging the wall or the back of the cabinet.
For example, most of the costly finished hardwood flooring is usually placed sight unseen underneath the cabinets. Measure base cabinets and use the pencil and level to mark a level line on the wall from the high point in the floor to the cabinet height. Base cabinets rest on the floor and hold the countertop, sink, and any cooktops. Lay these flat on the ground so they are the same width as the cabinets front edge.