KITCHEN REMODELING: OUR STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR HOME OWNERS!

Tired of looking at your old kitchen???
The day that we say that’s it! I had enough with this kitchen, and I’m ready to start looking for prices to start remodeling the kitchen. It’s been long due, we all talk about it and think about it from time to time, and there are always other priorities that take place and we always say the next thing will be the kitchen! Finally, you are ready, now what? Where to start? Who to call? One of the main questions we get asked is, how much will the kitchen remodel will cost us? Can we afford it? And how do we get an estimate for that?

Some of our clients have got to us through their family member, a friend or a neighbor that we previously have done a project with them.

And some of our clients just simply found us online and read the amazing reviews. If it’s through Google, Yelp, House, BuildZoom, Angie’s list, etc.

Upon our visit to your home

you should do some research online, and look at some pics of the kitchen and choose your desire look, but don’t worry if you can’t find anything, we will help you and guide you with every step of the process.

The process is very simple, We get started with collecting the homeowner information and confirming a date and time for our free consultation over the phone or if you got to fill up the form online, once we come out to meet you at your home, we are politely introducing ourselves, and quickly after we start talking about the project and what the homeowner like to change, our representative will make some suggestion and bring some new ideas for you to think about, we will take some measurements and ask you few questions, and together we will come up with a brilliant plan for your new kitchen remodel project you were waiting for so long.

We quickly start working on your bid, based on your needs. And we will breakdown all the details for what is our responsibility with a final price. And we will be sending it to you via E-mail.

Once you have reviewed the proposal you will let us know if there is anything else to add, and if everything looks great to you, you will be able to confirm right then via E-mail, and we will send you the documents online to be signed.

Congratulations! You are now all set and ready to start your kitchen remodel project!!

This was fairly easier than I thought! What’s next??

STEP 2: PREPARATION & PLANING!

We will schedule another meeting to come and take detailed measurements (2nd time) and draw the layout of the project.
We will schedule a showroom meeting with our location, that’s where you will be able to see your future kitchen on a 3D Design, you will have the option to pick and choose style & color of the kitchen cabinets you like. And based on your selection you will have the options presenting of what size cabinets go where and where would you like everything to be, but don’t worry we are the expert to advise you every step of the way of what we recommend.
Once we have the design and you have confirmed it, we would go to your home and confirm the new measurements (3rd time) of the cabinets.
Appliances: You then start looking into appliances that you like to replace, stove, stovetop, gas or electric, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave & wine cooler if you like.
Kitchen Finishes: Also you will be able to look online or in the showroom for kitchen sink and faucet.
Flooring: Same time you would be able to look into new flooring: wood/ tiles/ vinyl. And baseboards.
Light fixtures: most of our clients like the modern style with recessed light in the kitchen ceiling, 4” or 6”. Depending on your style.
Once you have gathered all the items and purchased them. Now we are ready for the next step!

STEP 3: WHAT TO EXPECT IN DEMOLITION DAY?

Before demolition day, you will have to empty the kitchen and make sure you will have some room for all the other items you’ve purchased that I arrive and delivered.
Same time we will cover all floors and anything that is in the work area that not going to be remodeled. Such as doors, windows, handles, light fixtures, etc.
Next, we will start with the countertop demolition and cabinet, flooring, plumbing & electrical, basically got out everything! All you will see is walls and sometimes wood framing depending on the project.

STEP 4: ROUGH PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL!

PLUMBING: Based on our 2D design we will position the new plumbing for the sink and we will upgrade the water supply to copper to bring it up to code.
ELECTRICAL: The same thing with the rough electrical, we will replace old outlets, switches, (240AMP for an electric stove) and install new ones as needed per code.
MECHANICAL: Either we are keeping the same layout and there is no change or there is a change and we will need to relocate the kitchen hood, which requires us to relocate a new electrical and run a new hood duct to the exterior roof or wall in some cases.
Once we are all ready, we will call for our first inspection for rough plumbing, electrical & mechanical.

STEP 5: HOW TO PREPARE FOR INSPECTION??

v Don’t worry, we will do the heavy lifting, and we will handle the inspection, once the inspector passes the inspection, we will receive a signature on the permit card, or if we didn’t pass the inspector will leave a note with comments stating what needs to be corrected. Most of the time for us everything passes on the first time! But after all, we are all humans and everything is possible!

STEP 6: KITCHEN CABINET INSTALLATION!

Finally, we have been waiting for this phase to come, this process typically takes anywhere between 1 week to 2 weeks depending on the kitchen size, accessibility, and the make of the cabinets.
Once we are done with the cabinets installed, now you can see the new shape of your kitchen starting to appear. We will continue installing all the finish panels and crown moldings if its part of our project. And make sure all of the kitchen drawers and doors are place nice and even.

STEP 7: FLOORING INSTALLATION!

v Some like to install flooring before kitchen cabinet install, we would highly recommend installing flooring last, the less traffic of our labor guys on them the better chance to keep them brand new for you! But regardless we are always careful and covering the flooring with plastic or paper.

STEP 8: COUNTER-TOP INSTALLATION!

v For countertop granite or quartz, there are a few options. 2 of the main options are prefab countertop, and the other option is a full slab countertop. with prefab, the process is very simple and it’s more cost-effective. With the full slab, we will have our fabricator pick up the slab from the countertop supplier and he will shape the slab with the finished edge you like and cut to the sink size that you have chosen for the project, then bring it to the job site and install them on the cabinets.

STEP 9: APPLIANCES INSTALLATION!

Now that we have the cabinets and countertop installed, we can slide the range, install the oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, sink & faucet.
We will test the appliances to make sure they are installed properly and safe to be used.

STEP 10: FINAL INSPECTION AND TOUCH UPS!!

Great we are almost there! Now we will schedule the final inspection and you must make sure that you have a smoke alarm and C.M combo installed in the living room, hallway, and bedrooms. Inspectors can and will fail the final inspection if we don’t have it.
Once we passed the final inspection, we will finish all the paint touch-ups and make sure all the last items are installed and done!
The next step is for you to just look back and realize how your vision has become a reality!!
STEP 11: COMPLEMENTING THE HARD WORKERS AND SUBMITTING A 5 STAR REVIEW ONLINE!
This is how we see that our clients appreciated our hard work for the past month or so.

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