A complete kitchen remodeling project can seem very overwhelming. There is so much involved, from choosing new cabinets to installing new plumbing to deciding on paint colors for the walls. The experts at MasterWorks Painters are happy to give you a glimpse into what a full kitchen remodel involves. Breaking down a project of this size into manageable steps can help ease the anxiety that commonly surrounds this type of home construction.
The very first step is to hire trusted and experienced contractors who are licensed, bonded, and insured. Before investing in a complete kitchen remodel, you’ll want to be sure you are working with builders who have experience in this specific area of remodeling. A project of this magnitude can involve replacing and installing plumbing, electrical, lighting, drywall, appliances, flooring, and more.
Demo the Kitchen
Once you’ve chosen a general contractor, they will begin by dismantling your kitchen. This process can include:
- Removing all cabinets and shelves
- Removing all appliances
- If needed, removing walls and doorways
- Shutting off power to the kitchen
Install New Plumbing
Next, the plumbing system will need to be inspected. Depending on the age of the home, pipes and lines may need to be updated or replaced. This is a great time to take care of this, as the plumbing system will be easily accessible.
Replace Electrical Lines
Again, this is the perfect time to also replace any electrical lines or add any wiring needed for new appliances or lighting. Your contractor may also suggest upgrading the circuit box to accommodate the extra power you’ll be utilizing in the new space.
Update or Add New Lighting
Once the electrical is updated, overhead lighting can be added. New outlets and dimmer switches can also be added or replaced. The wiring for any under-cabinet lighting can be installed, but the lights themselves would be added once the cabinets are hung.
In our next blog, we’ll share more about what’s involved in creating the kitchen of your dreams. For any questions, contact our professional team at (703) 263-3302. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our kitchen remodeling services.
Source: Weintraub, Elizabeth. “Steps to Remodeling Your Kitchen.” Web blog post. The Balance. 26 Nov. 2018. Web. 26 Jan. 2019.