What Should Be The Order In Which You Remodel Your Kitchen

By Shannon Gurnee
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December 22, 2020
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Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about the order in which you should remodel your kitchen.

Kitchen Remodel

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! 

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About Has 2002 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

10 Responses to “What Should Be The Order In Which You Remodel Your Kitchen”

  1. Lisa says:

    These are great tips! We are preparing to remodel our kitchen and a lot of these tips we have in order now! It just makes everything a little easier and keeps us organized and cautious about our money and time while we get ready to remodel our house!

  2. Brenda Haines says:

    Thanks for the tips. I absolutely love that kitchen remodel!

  3. Leela says:

    My kitchen is so in need of remodeling.

  4. Daniel says:

    My kitchen is in real need of a makeover. I love how you outline all the steps

  5. Trish F says:

    Some really helpful tips as we are looking at a major remodel on our existing kitchen. I never would of thought of painting before installing the cabinetry, but it makes sense. The only thing in this step by step is I think the countertops would go in after the cabinets are installed. In this numbered step by step, you have it the other way around. I’d suggest swapping out steps 7 & 8. Otherwise a nice introduction to a kitchen remodel.

    • S.Williams says:

      No kidding! I got a mental image of the countertops just levitating there. I thought putting the backsplash up before the cabinets or countertops was kind of weird too.

  6. donna porter says:

    Oh I can not thank you enough for these tips. We are beginning to remodel our kitchen and doing lots ourselves so this will come in handy! I just hope all my colors, designs come together well.

  7. Rosie says:

    Oh, I love this!!! I was just thinking about this regarding the bathroom! I had done a few things piecemeal, and the floor is not good now, and also tile got broken. It also happened to the floor in the kitchen. The floors weren’t new, but I have been concerned about anything else happening, and started to wonder…. what is the order things should be done to have the best result?!!!! I want to redo those floors, but was thinking that maybe they should be done earlier in the process – good to know it isn’t! Yea!

  8. heather says:

    Our kitchen so needs a remodel and this is so helpful. I am going to follow these tips thanks for sharing this one.

  9. venkat says:

    We are considering remodeling our kitchen.
    Having read this post, I am going to follow your tips.

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