Step by Step Guide to Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is referred to as the core of the home. Most of our food memories initiate from the kitchen. The kitchen usually becomes the pivot of all the family gatherings. A well-equipped and glamorous-looking kitchen can make the home worth more livable. Read on to discover Step by Step Guide to Kitchen Remodeling.

Starting Steps for a Kitchen Remodel

It’s an old saying those who start good end up good. The initial step to take, leading to a perfect kitchen remodel, is to decide what items are needed in the kitchen and how will they be arranged. Market research of various appliances and accessories that you need in the kitchen should be conducted alongside to help visualize the dream kitchen. Make sure to add the measurements precisely and check whether your new kitchen plan fits within the existing dimensions. 

  • Enlist your renovation extent and objective
  • Gather Ideas
  • Sketch a kitchen floor plan 
  • Creating a budget 
  • Searching for a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor 

Now that you have worked on the precise measurements and the desired layout, it would make it easier for the contractor to make a cost assessment, completion time frame, and scope of the work.

Demolition Day Kitchen remodel

After finalizing the paperwork with the contractor, the next step is to make changes in the existing kitchen to make the kitchen ready to accept the renovation changes. This is done by demolishing the old kitchen. The step includes tearing out the old appliances and cabinets of the kitchen. This creates a lot of mess and is noisy, requiring debris removal.

Electric, Plumbing, and Ventilation Exhaust Installation

This step is an initiative towards ‘Break and Make’ work towards the kitchen renovation. This step is time-consuming as plumbing pipes require time to hold on to the new position if moved a foot far or near the previous post. 

Next is to add the electrical connections for the appliances. This includes expanding wires around the kitchen boundary and installing sockets and switches.

Lastly, the kitchen remodeling contractor will look at the airflow and set up the kitchen’s HVAC system, ensuring proper ventilation and smoke removal into the chimney. 

Finishing the Walls, Windows, and Ceiling work

Once the above steps are dealt with, all open doors, windows, vents, and ceilings are closed. Here the contractor focuses on all the structural changes. We can add or remove a wall, windows, and doors in this step.

New drywall and insulations are added to keep the kitchen insulated. Exterior walls are insulated and fiber glassed to maintain the temperature moderate. Prime and paints are applied to the walls at this stage which all depend upon the desire and requirement of the owner.

Install the Flooring

Luxurious vinyl or hardwood flooring with elegant patterns is added to give a delightful look to the kitchen. While buying flooring, make sure to buy those with water resilient property and whose shine and color last longer.

Inserting Cabinets, Countertops, and Tables

One of the best parts of remodeling a kitchen is the installation of the cabinets. Cabinets cover a larger area of your kitchen, and people subconsciously notice the cabinets in a kitchen at first glance, so make sure they are well installed and suit your kitchen atmosphere. 

Measurements for fabrication and countertops installation are taken just after the cabinets. These countertops are quite expensive and difficult to install. 

Adding Appliances and Fixtures 

At this stage, most of the renovation work is completed. It’s time to bring up your dream appliances and install them in your kitchen. These appliances range from essentials kike electric stoves, ovens, fridges, and smoke remover to some electric kitchen utensils like mixers, shakers, grinders, etc. 

Finishing and Detailing

Installation of components may lead to some scratches, or some areas might be left for detailing like the corners of the kitchen, flooring edges, paint, etc. In addition to a uniform finishing, these leftovers and damaged areas are given to the whole kitchen. 

Inspection and Final Walkthrough

Inspection and Final Walkthrough would be the last step of the kitchen renovation. Finally, the contractor completes the final inspection.

Afterward, you are allowed to take a final walk-through of your kitchen before closing the contract. 

Q1: How long does Kitchen Remodeling take?

A kitchen can take a couple of weeks to even a few months depending upon the extent of the renovation. 

Q2: How to fulfill the kitchen needs during kitchen remodel

As the process is a bit time-consuming, there are two kinds of homeowners during the contract. One is who shifts to some other temporary residence and the other is the one who stays at the same location. To fill up the needs, they set up a temporary kitchen which would be our advice to you that you should set up a temporary kitchen during the kitchen remodeling span.

Conclusion

One of the soft corners of our homes includes the kitchen. People make efforts to make it the best and keep it up to date. We had shared our well-researched guide on steps for a kitchen remodel with the hope that you would find it helpful on the journey of carrying out your kitchen remodeling.

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