A new kitchen is one of the biggest changes you can make to increase your home’s value as well as enhance your lifestyle, but the kitchen remodel process can be overwhelming for any homeowner. While there are things you can do to plan your future kitchen remodel, understanding the process is crucial for achieving successful results.
In this blog post, Platinum Sand Construction will break down the kitchen remodel process step-by-step so you can move forward with your project with confidence.
Breakdown of the Kitchen Remodel Process
Before your kitchen remodel project can begin, you’ll need to go through the pre-construction planning stage like creating a budget, hiring a general contractor, and creating a design. If you have stick to a strict budget, check out our home renovation tips to save money. To find reputable home renovation companies, you can ask family/friends for recommendations, search the internet, and read reviews.
After the planning stage is finished, the kitchen remodel process typically follows these seven steps.
Demolition is the first step because you need to tear out and get rid of anything you don’t want to keep such as walls, cabinetry, flooring, fixtures, etc. While it may be tempting to do this yourself, an experienced contractor will remember to turn off the water, know how to avoid plumbing and pipes, and have a dumpster or a trailer to haul away debris.
2. Rough-In Work
According to The Spruce, ‘rough-in’ is a remodeling term that “refers to the stage of construction after the basic framing is completed and the initial wiring and plumbing installations are completed but before walls and ceilings are closed up with wallboard.”
Depending on the complexity of your kitchen remodel, rough-in work can be time-consuming but it’s a crucial step.
When the rough-in work is complete, next you’ll need a professional inspection from the city or county (note: a small fee may be involved). The inspection findings will let you know if you can move forward with your kitchen remodel or if there’s an error that will need to be fixed to follow building codes.
After inspection and approval, the next step is to put up drywall. Adding a coat of primer to the drywall is also beneficial, even though it won’t be painted until later. A primer will protect the drywall against scuffs when installing cabinetry, appliances, and other items in the kitchen.
Once the drywall is up, your contractor will install new cabinets, plumbing fixtures, and countertops. Before installation, your kitchen remodel will look empty but this is the stage when it all starts coming together and you can start envisioning the final results.
New appliances such as a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher are the next things ready to go into your new kitchen. If you’ll have a specialty appliance like a wine chiller, built-in coffee maker, or water filtration system, this would also be the time that it would be installed.
There are differing opinions on when to do flooring – some contractors prefer to install tile or wood prior to cabinetry, others feel it’s best to save it for last, and there are others who make that decision based on the project.
For the sake of simplicity, we’ve saved flooring for last. There are a variety of kitchen flooring options you can choose from such as hardwood, ceramic tile, and vinyl. Make sure to select the type and color that will best fit your kitchen design, durability needs, and budget.
South Florida Kitchen Remodel Experts
Now that you know the kitchen remodel process, you’re one step closer to your dream kitchen! Hiring the right contractor, however, is one of the most important things you can do to turn your design vision into reality. Platinum Sand Construction has over 25 years of combined home renovation experience – see our work to get an idea of what we can do for you.
Call 561-299-4000 or contact us to learn more about our kitchen remodel services in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and more.