Kitchen Remodeling: Step-By-Step Guide

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If you've decided that you want to remodel your kitchen, you might have a few things running through your head. Fear not, this step-by step kitchen remodeling guide will explain how to go from planning, estimating, designing to final construction.

1. Request Kitchen Remodeling Quote

The first thing you need to do is determine how much money you want to spend on your kitchen remodel project. A custom quote will give you an idea of the cost of each improvement based on your needs and wants for the space. If you aren't sure what you can afford or don't know what kinds of upgrades you should prioritize, consider consulting with our interior designer who specializes in remodeling kitchens. They'll help guide the process and help you create a realistic budget that won't break the bank.

2. Schedule Remodeling Consultation

The next step in remodeling your kitchen is to schedule a consultation with one of our design experts. During this in-person meeting, we will discuss your kitchen remodeling ideas and learn more about your lifestyle, budget and design preferences. We will also take measurements of your current space and discuss any possible obstacles that could affect the project.

3. Prep and Demo Your Old Kitchen

Next, our remodeling contractors will begin demolishing your old kitchen, this process typically takes a few days. During this time, we will remove all of your existing cabinets, countertops and appliances.

In order to build your dream kitchen that will last a longtime, we’ll remove everything down to the flooring and start with a fresh, clean slate.

4. Repair Plumbing and Electrical

After we demolish your old kitchen we'll begin repairing and replacing your plumbing and electrical systems. Since all of the cabinets and appliances will be out of the way, we’ll easily replace and repair any all electrical outlets or rusty plumbing pipes. Completely this step of the kitchen remodel is essential because it prepares your kitchen for your new appliances and plumbing fixtures.

5. Improve Your Kitchen Walls

If your kitchen walls are not in good condition, our expert contractors will replace your old walls with fresh, durable Drywall. Afterwards, we’ll seal up any cracks, screws or gashes with caulk and begin painting a fresh coat of primer to prepare your kitchen for that beautiful new color you’ll have.

5. Install Your Kitchen Cabinets

After the walls have been properly repair and painted, we’ll begin installing your new kitchen cabinets.

First, we will install the base cabinets. This includes the lower cabinets in your kitchen that hold all of your dishes, pots and pans and other kitchen essentials. We will install these first because they will prepare the way for your countertops and flooring.

Next, we will begin installing the upper cabinets which are above your base cabinets. These are much smaller than your base cabinets but typically there’s a lot more upper cabinets on the wall than there are base cabinets on the floor.

Once all of the cabinets are installed, we'll finish up by installing your fixtures such as, kitchen lights, ventilation fans, custom electrical outlets and any other features you requested.

6. Begin Your New Flooring

The next step to your kitchen remodeling process is installing your new flooring.

In this step, we will have our team of professional installers come out and lay down the new flooring that you have chosen. This process typically takes about 1-3 days at most but depending on the size of your kitchen and flooring you selected in may take a little longer.

Most experts recommend installing your flooring after you’ve already added your base cabinets, but it’s really up to you and your preferences.  

7. Kitchen Countertop Installation

Next, we will install your custom kitchen countertops to the base cabinets.

Our expert craftsmen will make sure that the countertops are level and secure before installing it. This part of the process is really important because countertops are really heavy and ensuring they are secure will guarantee they will last a longtime.

8. Installing your Backsplashes

One of the final steps to your kitchen renovation process is installing your new backsplashes.

Remember the backsplash is the area between the countertop and wall, where you can add a “splash” of tile, granite, marble tile, or steel. Backsplashes are fairly simple to install and only take a few hours but, they are essential when it comes to creating that extra personal look to your new kitchen.

9. Plumbing and Kitchen Appliances

Now it's time to install your new sink, set up the dishwasher and refrigerator, and get any other appliances you want for your kitchen in place.

Once you appliances are properly installed, you’ll notice that your old kitchen is long gone and your elegant new kitchen has really come to life! This is the exciting part of the kitchen renovation process because you’re almost at the finish line.

10. Final Touch ups and Inspection

The final part in kitchen remodeling is completing all of the final touch ups, testing your new appliances, and making sure all of the aspects in your kitchen are safe and secure.

Once our team of expert contractors and home inspectors approve your new kitchen construction, you’ll finally get a chance to check everything out and approve it yourself. After we get your approval, you’ll receive our remodeling warranty and then you can begin enjoying your brand new kitchen!

Key Takeaways

A kitchen remodeling project can be overwhelming. If you attempt to do it on your own, it will probably take much longer than the time you have allotted for it and cost more than you expected. Calling a professional to do the job is a good option but not all contractors are proficient. If you want to know exactly how much your remodeling project will cost, then request our free kitchen remodeling estimate and our specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.

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