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Great Answers: What are the phases of a kitchen remodel?October 30th, 2017 by
In a recent Great Answers post, we discussed how to pick the best options for a future kitchen remodel. Our community of professionals gave some great advice, but now they are back to provide even more insight.
The typical phases of a kitchen remodel:
- “Phase 1: Get design done and analyze your lay out and cabinet functionality.
- Phase 2: Choose your materials. These will have the most impact on your budget. Be smart and flexible on the door style to get the most value for your money.
- Phase 3: Ask for referrals from previous customers from your contractor. Do your homework before you open doors for strangers.
- Phase 4: Sign contract and pay “down payment”. Ask for a payment and material delivery schedule for your project.”- Manny Stiega of Da Vinci Cabinetry
- “Set up (dust containment field, reverse air flow, and floor protection)
- Demo concrete work, framing, and roofing
- Rough electrical
- Rough plumbing
- Mud and tape
- Cabinets and fixtures
- Tile backsplash
- Finish electrical
- Finish plumbing
- Finish painting
- Final inspection
- Clean up”
- “Protection – provision for temp lighting if needed
- Demolition and temp arrangements for appliance usage if needed
- Framing of new walls, floors or beams
- Rough plumbing if needed
- Rough electric for lights, appliances, etc.
- HVAC or venting as needed
- Tile prep and underlayment
- Tile or hardwood installation
- More protection before cabinets to protect finished floors
- Install cabinets
- Install trim (base/crown etc)
- Measure/install countertops
- Install appliances
- Paint (sometimes this will move ahead of countertops)
- Plumbing finish
- Electrical finish
- Cabinet hardware
- Provide & perform punch list
- Remove protection
- Test electric, plumbing, and appliance function”
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