Remodeling is a simple and quick way of adding value to your home. And if the focus of your remodeling efforts is your kitchen, it’s worth much more.
Kitchen remodeling is exciting, but the process is fraught with some risks if you are not careful. You may make some critically wrong decisions in your excitement to get the project off the ground. The best way to avoid this is to plan the remodeling process in minute detail and then get all the materials you need before calling in the professionals.
A better way of doing it and mitigating the risks of things going wrong is to hand over the kitchen remodeling project to a qualified expert, such as a professional kitchen designer. An experienced designer will handle the kitchen renovation project end-to-end by bringing in the right persons, such as the plumber, mason, carpenter, and other professionals, at the right time.
However, it is recommended that you, too, have a good idea of the various stages of the kitchen remodeling Bahamas project. It will help you understand the work and track the progress as it goes underway.
We can make things easy for you. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to remodel your kitchen in the right order.
The 10 Key Steps of a Kitchen Remodel Project:
- Demolishing and tearing down the old kitchen
- Basic work, including the framing and plumbing
- Calling the professional inspection team
- Finishing the wall works
- Installing the doors and windows
- Working on the cabinets and plumbing lines
- Fixing the new appliances
- Installation of the new flooring
- Throw A Party!
These are the commonly followed basic steps, but every kitchen is different, and so are the remodeling needs. The remodeling expert might follow their own steps and rules based on their previous experiences and proficiency.
Demolishing And Tearing Down The Old Kitchen
If you want to create something new, you must tear down the old. Get rid of what you don’t need and everything else that is no longer in vogue. You need to be a little hard-nosed here because some items may have emotional values attached to them, and getting rid of them may not be easy.
Hire a licensed contractor to handle the demolition work. They will know how to deal with the concealed plumbing lines and electrical wiring.
Basic Work, Including The Framing And Plumbing
Carrying out the rough-in work comes next. This step covers everything that goes inside the walls. Rough-in work is generally simple for a small kitchen as you can move framings to a new area and provide the plumbing lines based on the new plan. It may take some detailed planning in large kitchens to relocate the framing and reposition the plumbing lines.
This is a time-consuming step and must be done carefully and patiently.
Calling The Professional Inspection Team
A professional inspection must be scheduled after the rough-in work. It is a simple check to confirm whether the building codes applicable to your area have been followed. If you have complied with the rules, you can move on to the next step. If not, make the suggested changes and go ahead.
Finishing The Wall Works
Check your project plan and work on the walls. Check if you need any drywall for a bar or any other section in the kitchen. Once you have identified and constructed the wall, don’t forget to apply a coat of primer to protect the wall from scrapes and damage while other items are being brought inside.
Installing The Doors And Windows
The next and pretty important step is the installation of doors and windows. If you have not planned any significant changes in the location of doors and windows, this step can be passed. Just wipe down the structures and look for small cracks and openings. Seal them to achieve better insulation.
If your plan involves moving the doors and windows or adding new ones, focus on the insulation part. Unsealed kitchen windows can make the whole space uncomfortable and cost you money in terms of utility bills.
Working On The Cabinets And Plumbing Lines
The next step in the kitchen remodeling process is installing the cabinets and plumbing fixtures. The new countertop can also be taken up along with these tasks. From this step onward, you will see your dream kitchen taking shape, and things get placed in their proper positions.
Choose cabinet height with care because you will be using them a lot. Make sure the faucets, tubs, sink, and other fixtures are installed to your convenience.
Fixing The New Appliances
This is the most exciting step. The joy you experience when the new appliances you have carefully selected start coming in is priceless. Most kitchen remodeling projects involve adding new items such as a microwave, refrigerator, and stove. If your budget permits, add a wine chiller or an advanced filtration system.
Installation of the New Flooring
Now comes the big step – installation of your brand-new flooring. Floor installation is best saved for the later stage of the project as they can get easily damaged by the constant movement of people and the use of tools, machinery, and other stuff. Your choice of flooring must be done with great care. The flooring, along with the countertop, are huge eyecatchers. They can make or mar the look of your kitchen.
Go for something unique that stands apart from the commonly used styles, colors, and designs.
Throw A Party
There, you have it right in front of your eyes – your brand-new kitchen remodeled to perfection. Your months of planning, shopping, and stress finally bear fruit.
It calls for a celebration. Call your friends and relatives and show off your grand kitchen in style. Cook your favorite meal and let the drinks flow. The party has just begun.
Specialty Kitchen & Bath is one of the leading kitchen remodeling experts in the Bahamas. We have remodeled many kitchens to the complete satisfaction of our clients. We have the best professionals working for us. They have handled kitchen remodeling projects of all types, shapes, and sizes. We serve Grand Bahama, Nassau, Exuma, Abaco, Eleuthera, Bimini, and nearby areas.