When it comes to cabinets, you want to make sure you’re having a good deal on a good product. Shop around until you find a professional and experienced cabinet supplier. Cabinets in the kitchen, laundry, and garage all have the same basic set of installation specifications. Simple tools are needed, and most handyman’s tool pails have them. A good start includes pencils, a good carpenter four-foot stage, tape measure, screw gun, some Quick type C clamps, and a chalk line. If you have access to a tripod and a builder’s level (or can rent one for the day), this will greatly expedite the process. For more information, visit their website at Northern Prairie Cabinets.
Make a four-foot-high pencil mark starting at either end of the cabinet range. Switch the label along the wall to the other end of the cabinet run with the four-foot level and make another pencil mark. Check to see if it is four feet above the floor by measuring down to it. Your floor is level if it is exactly four feet long. If the distance is greater than four feet, you can assume the floor slopes down towards that end. You won’t be able to hold the cabinets level until they run “over” the floor if you start at the low end. You’ll be able to shim the cabinets up to the same level height above the floor if you start at the four-foot end where you began.
If your cabinets have a four-inch-high toe kick feature, you might be able to reduce this four-inch height to compensate for a minor difference in floor heights. Be careful not to cut too much, as this will make the cabinets look squat. If the cabinets came with a separate collection of toe kicks that were already framed, levelling would be much easier. Simply lay out the base cabinet supports and search for levelness.