How can I lower wall cabinets after fitting drywall?

Paint the room and replace the flooring if you are going to.

It is not necessary to run the flooring under cabinets, but for some flooring materials, it is easiest to do the floor while the cabinets are out. Do not replace baseboards until after the cabinets are installed. If you are installing wood or tile floors, consider the thickness of the floor material when you decide whether it should go under the cabinets.

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Cutting drywall

Mark the cutting line to the front paper layer using a pencil and straightedge, or snap a chalk line. Cut through the front paper layer using a utility knife. After that, turn the drywall over, and break the gypsum core by bending it toward the back. Finish by cutting the rear paper over the crease. After fitting drywall around obstructions for example doorways, windows, and outlets, carefully measure from the edge of an adjacent wallboard panel or reference point and up from the floor towards the obstruction. Transfer the measurements to a brand new panel, and make the required cuts using a utility knife or drywall saw.

Fastening drywall

On ceilings, fasten drywall panels perpendicular to joists with annular ring nails or drywall screws. Easy and simple and best technique is always to drive in screws using a screw gun. Screw spacing is standard every 8 inches along panel ends and at intermediate joists. On...

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After major water damage situations, such as those that result from storms, flooding, or burst pipes in a home, it may be necessary to dry wall cavities and other small spaces as part of the total restoration effort. When placing air movers and dehumidifiers close to the wall surface is proving ineffective, restoration professionals must drill holes into the surface to help speed evaporation.

Trapped moisture within a wall cavity can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria, not to mention compromise structural integrity. This is known as secondary damage. Microbial growth will occur on the paper surface of gypsum wallboard if allowed to remain wet for extended periods of time. In most cases, this form of damage requires the removal of the affected material.

Wall Cavities

Wet walls can present a challenge to water damage restoration professionals. Walls are usually covered with a variety of finished surfaces, making choosing the appropriate...

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Insulating and drywalling are the mundane steps that many people like to see done, but don't like to do. Both can be dusty, laborious, and installation is pretty basic for both processes.

Insulating is a crucial step in providing comfort in both winter and summer and there are some choices to make regarding R-value. Hanging drywall and mudding take a certain knack to get professional-looking results, so it always helps to learn a few new drywall tips.

In our climate, it's critical to maintain good airflow along the underside of the roof between the soffit vents and the main roof vents.

Before insulating we first fit baffles between the rafters where they crossed the tops of the walls. The edges of the baffles fold in to create a short, three-sided box that goes up against the roof sheathing to keep insulation from jamming up against the sheathing.

The baffles create a channel for cooler air to circulate up from the soffit...

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Don't call a professional contractor to repair the unsightly tears and gouges left in your drywall from wallpaper removal. You can do the job yourself with a paint roller and a drywall knife. The conventional way of troweling on mud is effective -- but slow. Roll the skim coat on the walls quickly and flatten it down with a drywall knife. Make this skim coating job a do-it-yourself project and keep your money in the bank.

Mask the crown molding and the baseboards with wide painter's tape. Tape the window and door trim, and place a piece of tape over electrical outlets. Cover the floor with dropcloths.

Pour sealing primer into a paint pail. Cut in the perimeter of the walls with a 2-inch angled paintbrush. Use the brush to cut in around cabinets, windows, doors and every other fixed object. Apply primer to every place that a roller won't fit.

Insert a low-nap roller cover onto a roller handle and pour primer into a paint pan. Load the roller and apply a coat of...

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Removing wall cabinets and replacing them with open shelves can be a great way to update a kitchen. While not a difficult DIY project, wall cabinets can be heavy, so have a partner on hand for safety.

Removing Wall Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets in older homes were often built in place on the job site using the walls for support. Newer cabinets, on the other hand, arrive as premade units and are attached to wall studs with screws.

This means removing newer cabinets is much easier and causes less damage to walls -- than taking out built-in cabinets. It also means older cabinets usually have to be dismantled piece by piece, making them unfit for reuse in a garage or laundry room.

Unless you're planning to replace your countertops, cover them with furniture pads or quilts to prevent damage from a dropped tool. Then take everything out of the wall cabinets, including the shelves if they're removable. Next, unscrew hinges and remove cabinet doors to make the...

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1. Drylining System:

Gyproc Drylining provides an excellent level of finish for buildings. The lining can be used for the internal surfaces of external walls and are equally suited for both new construction and refurbishment. The wall lining enhances the thermal, sound and fire insulation of masonry walls.

Drylining can be of two types:

Gypliner-based systems, where an adjustable bracket is fixed to the masonry wall on which plasterboard is screwed and finished. Plaster dab systems, where a gypsum plaster dab is applied across the masonry wall at uniform intervals and the gypsum plasterboard is then stuck on to it.

2. Interior Partitions:

Gypsum-based partitions are used extensively to efficiently create and divide spaces in offices. These partitions are easy and quick to build, provide excellent acoustic insulation (preventing sound from moving from one room to another), good fire protection and can take all types...

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My wife wanted somewhere to store her spices so they wouldn't be all piled up in a cabinet. Since I'm fond of "secret compartments", I decided to build some shelves in a cavity of the kitchen wall and build a door that would double as a picture frame. The shallow depth of the wall cavity helps keep everything in front where it can be easily seen.

**Before you finalize a location, determine if there will be any electric lines, plumbing, heater ducts, or any other obstruction that may pass through the wall cavity that you'll be working in. This cabinet will fill the entire depth of the wall cavity.

There's no set way to do this. It will vary from house to house. Here's a couple guidelines to help determine if its a safe location.

Electrical wires:
Some of the commercial stud finders also have a non-contact voltage detector built into them. You can also look lower on the wall to see if there are any outlets close by. Wires typically run horizontally...

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A million things going wrong with remodel right now.

I have a huge concern...The main plumbing stack has been relocated and is running behind where our cabinetry and backsplash will be.

There is a part of the piping that is thick, where they connect 2 parts (forgive my lack of proper terms), and it is sticking out about 1/4" past where they just put drywall next to it.

We have other even bigger issues right now that my GC is dealing with right now, but to this major concern of mine, he just keeps saying when we lay the tile we can figure that out it'll be fine and you wont notice it.

Um, I just don't get how we won't notice that the wall will be curved out there. And how he can lay tile on a wall that isn't flat. Depending on the size of the tiles, I imagine they could crack or something there?

WTF?? Sorry, but I am absolutely devastated at how poorly this is going. I will be furious if the backsplash here looks awful bc of this..

he's laid...

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Built-in cabinets are one of the architectural features that give character to an older home. If your brand-new house doesn't have a built-in cabinet, you can add style and value by building it yourself.

First you need to do a little detective work on the interior wall where you want your cabinet to go. You need to find that wall's wiring, plumbing, heat ducts, cold-air returns, and other obstructions. If you can get into the attic and basement of your house, look for pipes, wires, and so forth going into the stud bay you're considering.

The cabinet construction is absolutely straightforward -- nothing more complicated than butt joints assembled with glue and screws. There's no fancy fitting for the back either. The frame for the front can be butt-jointed or mitered to coordinate with the window and door casings in your home.


Approximately 4 hours, plus time for the finish to dry

Tape measure, stud...

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Find the highest spot on the floor

Most kitchen floors are very flat, especially in homes less than 40 years old. But it's always best to confirm that by looking for the highest spot on the floor anywhere a cabinet will sit. You'll measure up from that spot and draw a level line to define the top of all of the base cabinets (Photo 1).

Find that spot with a straight 8-ft.- long 2x4 (or shorter to fit between the end walls if needed) and a 4-ft. level. Rest the 2x4 with the level on top about 1 ft. away and parallel to the wall and shim the 2x4 until it's level. Then mark the highest spot on the floor and repeat near any other walls that'll have cabinets. Continue until you find the highest spot. If you have two high spots, rest the board on both and find the highest one. Measure up the wall behind that spot exactly 34-1/2 in. (standard cabinet height) and mark the wall at that point. Using that mark as a starting point, draw a level line along the walls wherever base...

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Replacing a vanity with a wall-hung sink does more than bring a fresh, welcome look to your old bathroom. It’s also one of the best ways to make a small bathroom feel roomier.

As the floor space opens up, the room becomes brighter and easier to clean. And it’s the perfect time to update the lights, mirror and perhaps the medicine cabinet as well. The tradeoff, of course, is a loss of storage space. So as part of a bath remodel, consider adding a larger medicine cabinet/mirror, a small freestanding cabinet or even cabinetry or shelving above the toilet to handle the stuff you used to store in the vanity.

In this story, we’ll show you how to install the new wall-hung sink and faucet. Installation is easier than it sounds. We’ll show you the step-by-step techniques to do the whole job in a weekend, or two weekends if you decide to tile behind the sink as we did. However, as in any plumbing project, complications often come up.

Before attempting this...

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Rodent-proof construction and exclusion methods

Importance of Rodent-Proof Construction

Rats and mice cause serious damage to all kinds of structures if they are allowed access to them. Damage by rodents has been documented in homes, apartments, hotels, office complexes, retail businesses, manufacturing facilities, food processing and warehouse facilities, public utility operations (especially power and electronic media operations), farm and feed storage buildings, and other structures.

In urban settings, rodents most often cause damage to older, inner-city buildings and utilities in poor repair. New housing developments may experience commensal rodent problems, but problems are more noticeable in neighborhoods 10 to 12 years of age or older. Ornamental plantings, accumulation of refuse, woodpiles, and other such sources of harborage and food are more quickly invaded and occupied by rodents when adjacent to an established rodent habitat.

Many types of...

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Use several of the picture hangers that come with the thin sharp hardened nail.these are available under several brand names and for weights up to 100 lbs.By using two or three you distribute the weight making none of them carry very much of it.

Tap the nails in carefully and not with a heavy hand.Sometimes taking tape such as medical adhesive tape or electrical tape,making an X and nailing in the cross section of the X can lower the chances of serious cracking.

If you use a wall anchor use the plastic anchors that must be inserted into predrilled holes.Use a masonry drill bit and a VSR drill so you can go slow and minimize chipping.Do not use any sort of anchor that is driven in by screwing or hammering,those are only for drywall.Use several anchors for the same reasons as the hangers.The anchors will use screws to expand and as the hanging point.there is a specific hook used with these,sometimes comes packaged with them,that is a flat metal hook with a J shape and a hole in...

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