A kitchen remodel is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. However, do you really know the processes involved and what your expectations should be with this kind of project?
If you plan to go the DIY route, then knowing the steps involved will be helpful along the way. But if you don’t think you can’t handle this kind of renovation, then better call a kitchen remodel expert like Keystone General Contracting.
Steps Involved In A Kitchen Renovation
Tear Out And Demolish
Tear out and demolition is the first step in a kitchen remodel. Before you can make a beautiful space in your kitchen, you need to demolish and eliminate anything that’s worn out or outdated. This is the phase when you can take out anything that you no longer want to keep like flooring, fixtures, cabinetry, wall, or more.
Rough In Work
The second step is to complete the rough in work including plumbing and framing. You can consider this step as having to do with the walls and everything that is inside them. This could be as simple as moving the framing in the walls that are around the new center island.
Once the rough in work is completed, you should now call for a professional inspection. In many cases, you just have to call the country or city and schedule an appointment. For some places, you may have to pay a small fee.
Finishing The Walls
When the remodel passes the inspection then you need to complete the walls. Hang, then tape, and then finish the drywall based on your project plan. This may include all drywall needed for a countertop bar or other parts of the kitchen. In case you are not skilled in this aspect then you should consider hiring a general contractor to finish it for you.
Door and Window Installation
Installing the windows and doors is the next step after the drywall. In case you want the same structure in your old kitchen then you don’t have to do anything. Just spend some time to clean your old ones and seal any cracks that you may find around the windows with caulking.
But if you are adding new windows and doors, don’t forget to insulate them correctly. Most of the energy cost of a home every year comes from lost cold and hot air.
Plumbing Fixtures and Cabinets
The installation of cabinets and plumbing fixtures is the next step. This is also the best time to set up new countertops. In most instances, it’s considered to be the most enjoyable part of the kitchen remodel Myrtle Beach process because you will start to see your finished project take shape.
Once you have installed the plumbing fixtures and the cabinets, it is time to bring in your new appliances. These may include the stove, refrigerator, microwave, and many more. In case you are adding some luxury items like a water filtration system or a wine chiller, then this is the best time to do it.
New Floor Installation
At this point, you need to install your new floors. This is somewhat a contested step among several home improvement experts. There are a few who want to take care of the wood or tile installation before the cabinetry. Others want to save it for last. And there are those who choose to make this decision on a project to project basis.
Now it’s time for you to celebrate! Your kitchen remodel is complete. All you need to do at this point is to sit back, relax, and be happy with your new kitchen.
Call Keystone General Contracting if you need professional help with your kitchen remodel project.
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