Remodeling your kitchen can be an exciting experience, but because there are so many pieces involved that must flow together, it can also be frustrating and inconvenient. There is a reason why a kitchen remodel may take longer than expected, especially if one of the pieces does not go as planned. Marble Concepts provides this timeline to help you understand the many facets of your kitchen remodel.
Step One: Planning the Remodel
Of course, the first step in any remodeling project begins with planning. Part of this planning should include your budget, the features you want in your new kitchen as well as any permitting you may need during the process. One of the first things to do is find granite companies nearby to help you with the design aspect. When you establish your budget, allow for a 10 to 15 percent cushion to cover any unexpected expenses that could develop. Although your contractor may do this for you, a call to your local planning office will let you know what permits are required for your project.
Step Two: Choosing Kitchen Components
Once you have created a plan and a budget, you will want to begin choosing the components of your new kitchen. This will include flooring, cabinetry, appliances, countertops, and more. Be very clear with your contractor about what your budget is and ask them to only show you components that will fit within that budget. Marble Concepts offers a wide range of kitchen options, helping you stick to your budget while still getting the look you want in your kitchen.
Step Three: Demolition and Preparation
Probably the most stressful of the process is demolition and preparation. It is likely that you will not be able to use your kitchen while the demolition is in progress. This means you may need to use other methods of cooking until the kitchen is restored. If you are replacing flooring and cabinets, understand that the kitchen will be stripped down to the bare walls. The walls then need to be prepared for the new cabinets. If your kitchen is small, this may only take a few days, but a larger kitchen could take up to three weeks. If the contractor finds any issues, such as wiring or plumbing problems, it could take even longer before your kitchen is back together.
Step Four: Construction
Once the kitchen has been stripped and prepared, your contractor will begin constructing your new kitchen. This is the exciting part of a kitchen remodel as you will begin to see your vision coming together. Granite companies nearby explain that this process can take a month or two, depending on how extensive the remodel is and how quickly supplies can arrive. A delay in delivery of any one component can delay the completion of your kitchen as everything must be done in a particular order. For instance, if your kitchen sink is delayed, the contractor may not be able to complete that section of your countertop. If you have chosen to move kitchen components, such as your sink or appliances, you may need to have additional plumbing and electrical work completed. This will need to be done prior to cabinetry and counters. You may then need to wait for inspections of those components before the next stage can begin.
Flooring is usually the first part of construction and most flooring is installed beneath cabinets. The cabinets are usually the next step and may take several days. Once the cabinets are in, the contractor will likely install lighting. Your appliances are usually next and they should be installed and then checked for proper operation. A plumber and electrician will work together to install the appliances in most cases. If you are installing a backsplash, that will be installed next followed by your countertops.
Step Five: Finishing Touches
Once everything is installed in your kitchen, your contractor will add the finishing touches. This may include drawer pulls, touching up paint, or adding any decorative details you have chosen in your new kitchen. At this time, they will ask you to inspect everything. If you find any issues or items that are not up to your standards, this is the time to ask for corrections.
If you are considering a kitchen remodel, you will want to talk to granite companies nearby since natural stone is one of the most popular options in kitchen counters today. Marble Concepts has decades of experience helping bring your dream to reality. Contact us today to see how we can help you create the kitchen you have always wanted. Our talented technicians will walk you through the entire process and make your kitchen remodel go smoothly. You can give us a call at 215-396-7393 or fill out the easy online form today.