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When Remodeling a Kitchen What Comes First

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When Remodeling a Kitchen What Comes First

When you want to have the kitchen of your dreams, it’s time to find a home renovation company you can trust to get the job done right. At JB Design and Remodeling, we are ready to talk to you about the kitchen renovation process and all that comes with your new kitchen. If you are worried about the time and money you are investing into such a big project, we are here to ease your concerns.

Even when you have the ability to DIY some of the work, most of the project is usually left up to the general contractor that you hire. We are ready to talk to you about the kitchen remodeling process and how you can make the major kitchen remodel process easier. From picking out a new kitchen island to finding new cabinets that you love, we will help you come up with a kitchen design that you will love.

At JB Design Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling, we have the design, cabinet installation, and overall home remodeling skills you want when it comes to a quality contractor. We are here to talk to you about each step of your kitchen remodeling project. A kitchen remodel generally takes 2-4 months, but the timeline will depend on a range of factors. Your renovation project will increase the resale value of your home if done well.

Use our contact us page or call 757-517-2222 to get started on your kitchen remodel today!

Getting Started With Your Kitchen Remodel

When you are ready to remodel your kitchen, the first step is creating a plan and design that will meet your needs. You will want to work with a contractor in your area that you trust. This process takes time, and you will want a contractor that has a good reputation. Talk with your interior designer, and come up with a plan for your remodel to get started.

Step 1: Developing a Plan and Final Design With Your Team

The first step in your kitchen remodel is to come up with a plan and final design. This is when you make decisions regarding whether you want to remove drywall and restructure your current kitchen space, or you are hoping to keep a backsplash that is original to the home. Make sure that you are on the same page as your renovation team, as this makes the entire process easier.

Talk with your renovation team and ask about the timeline for the project. There will be days that it makes more sense for you to be out of the home, or for pets to be safely placed in a different area of your home. You will want to know what days you can expect excessive dust, and how best to stay safe during the renovation process.

Understand that if your remodel does not involve much demolition or rough-in work, the timeline is going to be shortened. For remodeling work that is mostly cosmetic in nature, the work can be done faster. When you only want new countertops, or you are looking for your cabinets to be resurfaced, this is less work than an entire remodel.

Step 2: Demolition

When your kitchen goes through the demolition process, this is the removal of anything that is going to be replaced. If your design includes a floor plan change, demolition is likely to include the removal of walls, counters, or cabinets that are in the way. New flooring often requires that the old flooring be removed. This is when you will need a dumpster on your property to get rid of demolition debris.

The demolition process is generally fast, depending on the number of workers who are there to deal with the removal of debris. Even when the entire kitchen is being remodeled and the room is gutted, demolition will generally take about a week or less. From removal of cabinetry to taking out light fixtures, demolition will make way for new appliances and kitchen cabinets to be installed later.

Some homeowners choose to do some demolition work on their own. When you want to do work on your remodel, make sure that you know where wires and pipes are before you try to do any of the demolition. While you can throw away debris into a dumpster, you have to be careful when it comes to taking down walls or removing plumbing.

Step 3: Rough-In Work

Rough-in work involves framing out new walls, removing or changing the plumbing within the space, rewiring for new electrical needs, and more. Any HVAC changes that need to be made are done at this time. The time it takes to get all of the rough-in work done will depend on the availability of the plumber, electrician, and any other specialty subcontractors needed to complete the job.

If you have removed walls and need to install new framing, material shortages can lengthen the time it takes to get the work done. At this stage, the kitchen is being prepared with all the underlying plumbing, electrical work and framework needed to remodel your new space to meet your design plans.

Step 4: Inspections

The inspection process can take a few weeks, and it is largely dependent on the availability of the inspectors you need to come check out the work that has been done. In order for the remodel to continue, any of the electrical work, plumbing and framework will need to be inspected and signed off on by the inspector if it is required to be signed off by the inspector.

If there are any issues with the inspection, these will need to be fixed before the construction project can move forward. It is possible that the inspection will go fast. If an inspector is available and only a few changes are made, the process can be quick.

Step 5: Install Walls

In this phase of a kitchen remodel, the walls are installed by drywall experts. With the supplies on hand and enough help, the walls can be installed within a day or two. This step can take longer if there are many cuts needed, or difficult corners to work around. If this is a large renovation with complex wall installation needs, it could last a bit longer than a few days.

Step 6: Install Doors and Windows

If your kitchen remodel involves installing new doors and windows, this is a process that can often be done within a few days to a week. When you have skilled contractors working on your kitchen renovation, installing new doors and windows do not take much time. As long as there are no delays with the materials you have chosen, window and door installations are typically not a long process.

Step 7: Cabinets

Whether you have chosen high-end custom cabinets, or you are going with basic cabinets, the installation process usually takes about 2-3 days. Cabinet installation is not something DIYers should try to do on their own. In order to install cabinets correctly, you need to have experience and skill. The last thing you want is to have to deal with uneven shelving from poorly hung cabinets. Once you have reached this stage, you will start to see your kitchen design coming together.

Step 8: Add Countertops, Plumbing Fixtures, and Hardware

Once your cabinets are in place, your sinks, faucets, plumbing fixtures, and countertops can be installed. This will generally take 2-3 days, but will depend on the availability of materials. There could be a delay if your custom countertops are not ready, or the new sink you wanted is on backorder. Your general contractor will have the skills needed to complete this work, or have a subcontractor come in to finish the job.

Step 9: Install Appliances

Installing the appliances in your kitchen remodel involves the installation of your refrigerator, stove, microwave, stovetop, and any other appliances in your space. This is where many homeowners look for appliances with good energy efficiency. Appliances that are energy efficient save money on utility costs over time. How long it takes to install your appliances is going to vary, depending on the number of appliances. For complex remodeling jobs, it can take several days to get all of your appliances into place.

Step 10: Add Flooring

When it is time to install flooring, you are getting to the last stage of your project. You should install new flooring last to protect your flooring from damage. Once everything else has been set into place, your flooring is ready to be installed. From laminate flooring, to ceramic tile, you have many choices when it comes to new flooring for your kitchen.

Installing flooring can take several days, depending on the type of flooring you choose. For ceramic tile, you will need time for the floor to dry. The process of installing this type of floor is done in stages, and can take 4-5 days to do correctly. When you have chosen laminate flooring, this can be done within a few hours if the installation is simple.

Why Choose JB Design Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling?

When you are ready to make your dream kitchen a reality, it’s time to see how JB Design can help. We are experienced in many different styles and customizations, and we have the skills you want when it comes to your home improvement project. As a trusted professional in the area for years, we know what it takes to provide excellent customer service to all homeowners with whom we work. Our goal is to provide you with the home renovations you want with precision, efficiency, and quality. We are committed to every project, and we do not rest until you are satisfied with your new kitchen.

We will provide you with a step-by-step guide on the process of renovating your kitchen, and how we are there every step of the way. We are committed to every job we complete, and we want you to be totally satisfied with the work we complete.

When you are ready to discuss your kitchen remodel project, it’s time to reach out to us. Contact JB Design Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling today by calling 757-517-2222 or complete the online contact form and we will get back to you quickly. When you want a dream kitchen, we are ready to make your dreams a reality.

Written by JB Design & Remodeling Inc

JB Design and Remodeling is a construction and renovation company operating out of Virginia Beach and servicing residents of Virginia Beach as well as Chesapeake and Norfolk.

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