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4 DIY Steps for Remodeling Your Kitchen

 

 

 

If you are an experienced DIYer, with all the right know-how, this article will still be useful by improving your working methods. We are going to walk you through the basics of how to remodel your kitchen and let you know when is the time to call a professional.

 

 

 

A kitchen renovation is a project worth all the required time, money, and effort, and you keep from getting overwhelmed if you fully understand the steps that go into the process before you begin. We’re giving you five basic steps you should implement in your planning. 

 

1. Legal Permits 

  • A building permit is often required for structural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical alterations to a house. 

 

  • Make sure you start with the paperwork on time because this process can take weeks or months depending on the complexity of the project and the municipality: be sure to apply early.

 

 

2. Order Your Products 

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  • It’s time to pick your favorite kitchen cabinets along with appliances. There is a number of cabinet sizes you can choose from, based on your needs. Foor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets work great in kitchens that need storage. Also highly important to pick the right manufacturer and to get the right estimate fast. At Nelson Cabinetry, you will get the quote within a minute by selecting the total number of doors and drawers. 

 

  • Make sure you get the right lead time for cabinetry so you can shop for complimentary products like flooring, hardware, countertops, lighting, sinks, faucets, and more.

 

 

3. Rough Construction 

Kitchen Construction
Kitchen Construction

 

  • After all new items have arrived and you’ve finished the inspection, it’s time to demolish your current kitchen but But be sure to have a plan for disposing of the waste.

 

  • DIYers should consult a professional to ensure that any structural changes, like removing walls, is conducted in a safe manner.

 

  • Install cabinets before flooring like tile or hardwood. 

 

  • One of the painter’s most significant expenses is labor so prepare yourself and keep in mind that for amazing results, you need to invest in high-quality paint.

 

  • If you’re having doubts and start feeling overwhelmed, hire your own subcontractor. Supervising the individual subcontractors (carpenters, plumbers, electricians, flooring pros, etc.) yourself will save you quite a bit of money over a GC-managed project and plus, you’ll learn a lot.

 

4. Finishing Construction

Installing Hardware on White Shaker Cabinets
Installing Hardware on White Shaker Cabinets

 

 

  • Only take measurements for countertops after you’ve installed the cabinets.

 

  • The best time to add lighting is right after you add the countertops.

 

  • This is also the time to install appliance and plumbing fixtures. such as ‘Remember to avoid common plumbing mistakes.’

 

  • If you’re converting from electric to gas, hire a licensed, insured, and reputable professional so as to ensure the greatest protection for your home and family.

General Tips When Remodeling Your Kitchen 

  • Determine how much you’re willing to spend on your kitchen remodel.   
  • Consider the flow of the space, the work triangle (sink, stove, refrigerator), and how you want to use the kitchen.   
  • Invest in durable, high-quality materials for countertops, cabinets, flooring, and appliances.  
  • Consider cabinets with pull-out shelves, deep drawers, and pantry organization systems. 
  • Combine ambient, accent, and task lighting for a well-lit, functional space. 
  • Invest in a quality range hood or exhaust fan to remove cooking odors, moisture, and pollutants. 
  • While aesthetics is important, prioritize functionality. Ensure that your kitchen layout allows for efficient cooking and easy movement. 
  • If you have children, consider childproofing measures like cabinet locks and rounded countertop edges.  
  • If possible, choose energy-efficient appliances and lighting fixtures. 
  • Choose easy-to-clean and maintain materials and finishes. 

 

Choosing a reputable remodeling contractor is crucial for your home improvement project’s success. Asking for recommendations from loved ones or colleagues as personal referrals can be reliable. 

 

When considering a contractor, ensure they are licensed, bonded, and insured, including liability coverage and workers’ compensation. Request and verify a list of references.

 

Interview at least three different contractors to compare their approaches, pricing, and communication skills. Obtain written estimates from each contractor, but be cautious of significantly lower or higher estimates. 

Congratulate yourself on your new kitchen

 

 

It’s time to unpack and move back in. You can play around with some details that will give that little something extra to the style and then you’ll have your brand-new kitchen. Your efforts will have paid off, you’ll have learned so much, and that really is something to be proud of.

 

 

If you need more information call 832-998-6598 or email us at: info@nelsonkb.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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