I will be building the kitchen cabinets in my new house, I'm thinking on the following steps:
- Brick base (about 10-15 cms);
- Wood structure for cabinets and coutertops screwed to the base and the drywall in the back;
- Installing the cabinets themselves;
- Installing the countertops (supported by the wood structure and not the cabinets).
I've never done kitchen cabinets before and I'm really unsure on how to plan it all. Especially since I want to use granite stone for countertops and they are quite heavy.
EDIT: In the editing I somehow removed the question.
Is a brick base the recomended pratice in my case (support cabinets, appliances, and heavy countertops)? Are the any other alternatives?
Also, I think of separating structure and cabinets, is that normal pratice or they should they be built as a unit?
EDIT: I live in Brazil, here construction of houses is made from only bricks and mortar, drywall is alien here (I will be using it and I'm having a hard time to explain it to engineers and general contractors) and so are many techniques associated with it. In Brazil people usually affix the counter-top IN the wall (using steel and concrete) and then make cabinets below it. I want to part with those construction methods, I find them colonial, dated and inpractical.