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Old 01-28-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Hello. Does anyone know how much it would cost to lift kitchen cabinets by 2" to install tile flooring? We bought our house & the darn kitchen's bottom cabinets does not have any clearing around the dishwasher to accommodate having tiles installed. It seems we need to lift all the cabinets & counters by 2". Thank you for your guidance.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Probably more than tearing out the existing flooring. Can it be done that way? Raising the cabinets (if it can be done) will cause some collateral damage as well. Seems like it will cost quite a bit. Why 2 inches? We tiled right over the existing floor and it worked out fine. good luck!
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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Default Revise statement to 1"

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Hello. Does anyone know how much it would cost to lift kitchen cabinets by 2" to install tile flooring? We bought our house & the darn kitchen's bottom cabinets does not have any clearing around the dishwasher to accommodate having tiles installed. It seems we need to lift all the cabinets & counters by 2". Thank you for your guidance.
I'm sorry, let me revise my statement to 1". There is no clearance for the dishwasher between the counter & vinyl floor.
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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The legs should be adjustable on the bottom of the dishwasher to raise or lower the dishwasher
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey
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I'm sorry, let me revise my statement to 1". There is no clearance for the dishwasher between the counter & vinyl floor.
If you can't adjust the dishwasher legs for enough clearance to get it in and out and you don't want to raise the cabinets then you can raise the counter top. You will need to remove your countertops and add a new frame top (spacer) that mimics what is there, to the cabinet tops. You will have to find a similar wood to do it for the face shim (so it matches) but you can use any other type of lumber for the remainder of the project. I did it at a friends home that had a new tile floor installed up to the kicks on the cabinets. He ran across the same problem when he had to remove the dishwasher. One other solution is to cut out the counter top directly above the dishwasher and replace it with butcher block (shim it up) and use it as a food prep. area.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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exhdo1, thank you very much for the information. This makes a lot of sense. Appreciate all your assistance.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:23 PM
 
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I had 900 sq. ft. of tile done in my home, they took off the molding around the cabinets put the tile down and put the molding back on........good as new.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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Be cheaper to buy a new dishwasher.

Last edited by JimboC; 01-29-2008 at 04:42 PM.. Reason: cause I can
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Default I have a really good contractor who's cheap and experienced

I know they also do kitchen remodels for Home Depot so, if you want to respond to this post to my direct message I'll put you in touch.
Where are you located in NJ? They work between central and north Jersey.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Be cheaper to buy a new dishwasher.
Built in dishwashers are all basically the same size - so no, it wouldn't. Its not the dishwasher's issue, its the floor, which causes an issue for the d/w.
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