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    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source


22 Nov 17

You need a plan when taking on a major remodeling project around the house. The kitchen, which is often the candidate for a remodel, can cost you a lot of money and time if you don’t do it in the right order. Whether you do the project yourself or hire a professional, it is important to know what order you should follow because it could be the reason you like or hate your remodel. Here is a step-by-step guide that should set you in the right direction;

  1. Take down old fixtures and remove whatever is not going to be reused

    The demolition process is one area homeowners enjoy. At this stage, you are letting go of the old and getting ready for the new. You will save a lot of money if you can do this by yourself. Even though you choose to remove existing cabinets by yourself, you should have the electrician and plumber around to disconnect all electrical and water connections. Removing old fixtures will typically take more than a day to complete.

    You should consider selling your cabinets if they are still in good condition. Advertise them on websites where people can buy and sell used items.

  2. Starting the building work

    The main structural work takes places at this stage and any new windows or walls should be constructed. The work needs to be scheduled so that the new cabinets can be installed once they are delivered. Your builder or carpenter will tell you how long the structural work will take, but as a guide you should know that such work typically takes about a day or two.

    This is also the stage where the rough installs or plumbing and electric work are done. This includes the wiring you will use for appliances and lighting. You should have the rough-install inspection done before any other work to make sure everything is done right.

  3. Installing the cabinetry

    This comes after the necessary building work has been done and is the point where your new kitchen starts to take shape. Your new kitchen cabinets will have been delivered and installing them should take about 2 to 3 days according to the size of your kitchen. You can choose to make this a DIY project or have a professional do it for you. If you have a big kitchen, the best way to go would be to enlist the help of a professional or else you could find yourself stuck in the same place for longer than you anticipated.

  4. Setting the bench top

    Solid timber and laminate bench tops can be installed by the same professionals who install the cabinetry as they are typically manufactured at the same time. Granite, quartz, soapstone and other solid surface materials should also be installed by professionals. Such materials need to be measured to exact size to be fitted.

  5. Time to fit the splashback

    The splashback can only be installed after the benchtops regardless of the material you have chosen. A stone or toughed glass splashback will need to be template and measured to the exact fit so you will need a specialist. At this time, you should also call back your electrician to finish the wiring for any power points you may have on the splashback.

  6. The flooring

    You can choose to install the flooring before the cabinets or before, but you are better off laying the flooring after the cabinets to prevent any damage that may be caused by subsequent work. The kitchen installer should not fix the kickboards until the flooring is in place so that you have a neat finish. It’s worth noting that concrete flooring should always come before the cabinets.

  7. Paint the walls

The walls should be dealt with last during your kitchen renovation. Cover all your newly installed fixtures using a drop sheet and masking tape to protect them from paint. This last step can either be done by a professional or turned into a DIY task if you are looking to save some money.

The entire process may cost quite a bit of money but the end results are more than pleasing. You can invite friends over and have a meal to enjoy your new look kitchen.


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