FAQs About Kitchen Remodeling
July 11, 2012
What is the cost breakdown of a kitchen remodeling project?
Generally, cabinetry accounts for about 1/3 of a kitchen remodeling project but could be nearly 1/2 of the cost depending on the type of material the customer has ordered and how much space cabinets use in the kitchen. Flooring, light fixtures and countertops represent the remainder of the improvement, which can be purchased as an in-stock items or custom-made to fit any design scheme.
Can I reduce the budget by cutting corners?
Yes, but it is definitely not recommended because of the potential consequences resulting from low-quality materials or shoddy workmanship. Nothing is more aggravating and stressful than spending time and any amount of money on remodeling your kitchen, only to have countertops break, tiling come lose and cupboards fall apart within weeks of its completion due to inferior materials and amateur workmanship.
What Should My Family and I Expect While Our Kitchen is Being Remodeled?
Basic procedures comprising a kitchen remodeling project includes a thorough gutting of your kitchen–old cabinets and floor thrown out, wall prepped for painting or wallpaper, replacement of hazardous electrical or plumbing if needed. Measurements are taken from top to bottom and used to provide you with a design template for your approval. Moreover, because you will not be able to use your kitchen for several weeks, plans should be made concerning meal preparation and storage of food that requires refrigeration.
Should I purchase appliances before talking to a kitchen designer?
Of course this is up to you but experienced MyHome remodeling specialists advise discussing your design plans with them before buying appliances. What you have in mind may not accommodate the shape and size of the appliances you purchased.
What Do I Need to Know about Remodeling Firms, Orders and Contracts?
Before your kitchen remodeling project begins, make sure you receive written estimates, specifications concerning the all aspects of the project, detailed schematics of the design and any other renderings that distinctly outline the way your project is going to be implemented. In addition, do a background check on the company you plan to hire to ensure they belong to the Better Business Bureau and employ individuals with the experience, educational background and certifications necessary to provide you with professional, high-quality service.
How Long does a Normal Kitchen Improvement Project Take?
Depending on the amount of work ordered and whether the materials are custom-designed or factory specific, a kitchen improvement project, including installation of lighting, electrical and plumbing fixtures, can take anywhere from one week up to six weeks, with two to three weeks being an average estimate of completion time.
Remodeling firms that provide superior customer care, the best kitchen designers in the business and hard-working employees who put customer satisfaction at the front of all other services like MyHome will guarantee that all of their kitchen improvement projects are done in the most efficient, professional and expedited manner.