What Should Be The Order In Which You Remodel Your Kitchen
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about the order in which you should remodel your kitchen.
If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, It must be done in the right order to maximize efficiency. Otherwise you’ll end up wasting your time, money and resources.
To maximize the output, it is recommended by renovation experts that you list down the tasks you’ll do during the remodel and then arrange them based on time, dependency, money, and other resources. Since all kitchen sizes, dimensions and the house owners’ demands are different, therefore, the resources, money and time spent on a kitchen remodel is different (Click here to find out more about how much time does a kitchen remodel take)
With so many options to choose from and so many tasks to do, the whole remodel process can be a little overwhelming. But guess what? We’ve made the job easy for you. Read on to find out the order in which you should remodel your kitchen:
1. Designing And Planning
You should know what you want in your kitchen before getting started. You may start by visiting design experts to get advice from and remodeling stores to browse through the latest patterns, design and styles. Once you’ve settled on the kind of vibe you want in your kitchen, then break it down in parts and get more specific about the individual elements (countertops, cabinets, lights etc.)
Once the design is done, get started with scheduling and planning. Define the scope, stakeholder, schedule, dependency and budget of your plan. We recommend that you design it digitally so you can easily make changes whenever you want.
2. Clear The Space
After you’ve done planning and designing, now is the time to get the party started. This is the first step of the execution process and although it is pretty fun, it should be done with care lest you remove or demolish an otherwise useful thing.
Tear out and dispose off of all the old sections that need to be replaced. Clean out the kitchen space, ake the handles off of the cabinetry, move the furniture out of the kitchen, you know the drill!
3. Get your Plumbing and electrical work done
Since you have the planning done in step 1, therefore the next task is getting your framing, plumbing and electrical work done. This phase involves all the work behind the wall and beneath the floor. So it should be done before flooring, drywall and painting tasks because you wouldn’t want to demolish everything again, now would you?
4. Hang Drywall And Apply The Joint Compound
In this phase, take the precise measurements and hang the drywall sheets first. Then close the joint between the sheets by applying the thin layer of joint compound. Now let it dry for at least three days. Around three layers of joint compound is applied to close the joint. Once it is dried, use the sandpaper until a smooth finish is achieved.
5. Paint The Walls And Roof Ceiling
Painting the kitchen at this point must sound absurd, right? But this is the right thing to do. If you wait to paint till the end of the remodel then you might end up with drips of paint on the countertop and cabinets and no one would like that. So get started with the paint job and paint all the walls and roof ceiling. Use quality products, preferably semi glossy paint because it helps to prevent moisture.
6. Install The Backsplash
Backsplashes are becoming a popular trend of kitchen renovation and home design projects. Take the sample of your countertop to choose the backsplash that matches the whole look. You can install textured backsplash behind your stove and sink to enhance the final vibe of your kitchen.
7. Install Your Countertop
This is one of the most tricky parts of the kitchen remodeling process. A countertop is heavy and installing it can be challenging. So make sure that you install your countertop BEFORE you install the floors to avoid any damages in case of accidents.
8. Install Kitchen Cabinetry
Depending on your budget and time, you can either get new cabinets installed or refinish the old ones. Installing cabinets is rather easy and once you have them in place, you’ll start seeing how the whole look of your kitchen is coming together.
9. Install Lighting Fixtures And Appliances
We’re nearing the end of our remodel project. Get your light fixtures and install the lamps, under-cabinet lights, task lights and whatever else sorts of lights you’d want in your kitchen.
Clean your appliances and put them in the cabinets, shelves or whatever place you’ve designated for them. Since you have already installed the light switches so putting the appliances in position shouldn’t be difficult at all.
10. Get Your Flooring Installed
Lastly, get the floors done. It is prefered to keep the flooring process at the end because it will minimize the risk of getting floor damaged. If you want to get the modern look, you can use tiles, wooden floor, vinyl sheets, laminate.
And voila, your kitchen remodel is done!