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Process of Kitchen Remodeling

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

You have decided that now is the time for a Kitchen Remodel. An understanding of the stages of a remodel can help you make the best decisions in terms of quality and budget and keep you on track for a great remodel.

Stage 1 Tear Down and Disposal

The first stage of the actual renovation involves tearing out the old kitchen and disposing of all materials that cannot be reused.

Stage 2 Structural Repairs

Repairs are often necessary once the cabinetry, tile backsplash and flooring have been removed. You can expect to see holes in the drywall that require patching, gouges, scrapes and scratches in the walls and subfloors and ceiling damage that must be fixed up before the kitchen renovation can proceed.​

Stage 4 Plumbing

Plumbing plays a major role in your kitchen, and it's important to assess the design before installing cabinets or other major features. Plumbing will run to the kitchen sinks, dishwasher, and possibly the fridge.

Stage 5 Flooring Installation

Luxury Vinyl tile and Ceramic/Porcelain tiles are popular flooring choices for Kitchen remodels.

New flooring options include the look of hardwood on porcelain tile creating a classic look with worry free maintenance. Solid and engineered hardwood are another common flooring that typically flow from other living areas creating a grander looking space.

Stage 6 Install Cabinetry

This is when your new kitchen begins to truly take shape. Cabinets mount on the walls and are attached to the subfloor, providing the bones of your kitchen. These structures support your counters, appliances and sinks, as well as provide storage and hide the plumbing and electrical running through this busy room.

Stage 7 Install Counters

Countertops should be durable, easy to maintain and attractive. Whether you opt for high quality laminate or invest in natural stone counters such as granite or quartz, this element of your kitchen renovation will have a major impact. The right countertop will complete the room, while a lower quality material or improper installation can wreck the look and feel of your home.

Stage 8 Backsplash Installation

Tiles are often used to create a stylish, low maintenance backsplash. Compliment that design with tile flooring in natural stone, ceramic or porcelain. You're not limited to tiling on either the floor or the backsplash. Consider creating a modern look with tin panels on the wall and engineered hardwood on the floor or opting for a recycled glass backsplash and cork flooring for an eco friendly kitchen remodel.

Stage 9 Install Appliances

Appliances go into the kitchen last, after all of the finishing, cabinetry and flooring are installed. Be sure to have the power and water hooked up, as well as any natural gas lines required for your oven. Dishwashers hook up to garbage disposals, and over the range microwaves are mounted above your stove to double as an exhaust fan.

Some appliances require assembly, and most retailers include delivery in the price. To avoid delays, have the new appliances ready for your contractor to install at the end of the project.

Ready to start your kitchen renovation project? Orange Painting helps Seattle homeowners create the space of their dreams. Contact us today to schedule your Free Estimate.

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