A full kitchen renovation is one of the most important tasks you can undertake when trying to improve your home. The more organized you are, the greater the benefits will be in the long run.
Hiring the right professional to see you through the process is one way to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Karin Ross Designs helps clients plan kitchen renovations that work for their needs.
The Importance of Planning Stage in a Full Kitchen Renovation
During the planning stage, you’ll need to spend time thinking about your goals. Part of this initial planning process is deciding whether your goals are realistic in light of your budget.
Hiring a kitchen designer will help make your planning process go more easily. Although you probably have ideas, your designer will know how to translate those ideas into a plan that works for your kitchen.
A common misconception is that the initial plan your designer develops is what you must use. In reality, you can opt to change the design until it completely meets your needs.
What is Involved with Rough Construction in a Full Kitchen Renovation?
Before the more intensive part of your renovation occurs, you’ll need to set up a temporary kitchen area, possibly with a microwave and dorm-sized fridge. Packing everything up is another important step.
Kitchen demolition for your full kitchen renovation will involve tearing down your current kitchen area, with your design team also providing proper materials disposal. New walls, doorways, and windows are the next steps, and, in many cases, a designer can accomplish this part of the renovation in two to four weeks.
Any plumbing and electrical work will need to take place ahead of drywall and flooring installation. New appliances and fixtures are likely to require fixture boxes, outlets, and switches for maximum efficiency.
Drywall installation and painting is a crucial step before installing flooring that a designer may be able to complete in as little as a week. When your flooring needs to be installed depends on the type of flooring that you have chosen.
Hardwood and tile floors need to be installed before your cabinetry. However, if your flooring is laminate or vinyl, your cabinets will be installed first.
What Should You Expect from Cabinet and Countertop Installation?
Kitchen cabinet installation is one of the most important parts of the renovation process because the cabinets take up the largest area in most kitchens. In most cases, installing cabinets takes three to five days.
Countertops can be installed only after the cabinets have been installed. Your designer will be able to get accurate measurements for countertop fabrication when the cabinets are already in place.
Some of the next steps include installing lighting, appliances, and plumbing fixtures. Depending on the complexity, this process might take one to five weeks.
Final details that you can expect include paint touch-ups, crown molding installation, and adding cabinet hardware. In many cases, the last major detail is installing a backsplash, and this process can take anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on the complexity of the design you want.
Your designer will ensure that all appliances are level and have stable connections. Everything will be cleaned up, and all debris hauled away, so you have nothing to worry about.
Enjoying Your New Kitchen
After the renovation, you’ll have a brand-new, fully functional kitchen. You’ll enjoy the maximum benefit the next time you entertain or plan for a major family event.
Karin Ross Designs is ready to help you with your full kitchen renovation, no matter the scope. Contact us today to get started with your new kitchen.