When doing a kitchen reno, good planning is a must.
It is essential to know ahead of time what will be done, how it will be done, and in what order the kitchen redesign will happen.
Doing things in the right order is essential to the end result, and ensuring your kitchen makeover turns out as beautifully as you foresee it to.
What Are The Steps Taken in a Kitchen Upgrade?
After hiring a skilled kitchen redesign contractor to handle the kitchen reno and doing all the pre-planning, expect the job to be completed in different steps, each one in specific order to make the whole job easier, and more efficient:
- Demolition - Every kitchen makeover starts with the removal of appliances and fixtures, and the demolition of the tearing out of old cabinets, walls, floors, and anything else being changed.
- Rough Framing and Plumbing - Before any new components can be added back, rough framing that positions everything, and any new plumbing must be put in. Rough framing acts as a sort of preliminary sketch of what the finished space will be like.
- Professional Inspection of Rough-In Work - The rough framing and new plumbing must undergo a professional inspection to ensure the modifications meet the local building code. All required corrections should be made at this stage.
- Wall Finishing - Once the inspection has been done and contractors have the go-ahead to finish the makeover, it is time to put in any new walls where they belong, then finish with moldings, paint, light switch covers, etc.
- Install Windows and Doors - New windows and doors are installed, or existing ones replaced, over the newly finished walls.
- Install Cabinets and Fixtures - Cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, and any other components also get installed after the walls are finished.
- Install Appliances - After cabinets and countertops are added it is time to put in the new appliances in the roughed-in spaces left for them.
- Install Flooring - After all other stages of the kitchen makeover have been completed, the last step of a kitchen upgrade is to put in the new flooring. Doing the floors last ensures that it will not be damaged by paint or moving appliances around, and can be viewed as the finishing touch.
Following a practical, step-by-step order such as this, contractors can complete a kitchen reno from start to finish quickly, without creating extra work and without the possibility of scuffing or damaging new components.
Once the floors are installed and polished, the time to finally enjoy your new kitchen will have arrived!