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In every kitchen or bath remodel I do, I like to start with the basics. How level is the floor? A difference of 1/4 inch from one side of the room to the other isn't likely to be much of a problem, but steeper inclines can throw everybody off. Plumbers and electricians typically measure up from the subfloor to set their roughin heights. If the floor is substantially out of whack, and nothing is done to compensate for it, you can end up with some outlets that are above the splash on one side of a cabinet run and some buried within the splash on the other. Houses tend to settle in predictable ways. If the ceiling