Gutting and remodeling your kitchen is not something that people experience on a regular basis. Unless you make a career of buying and flipping houses, it is probably a process you’ll only go through once in your lifetime.
At the very least, it’s not a process you’ll want to repeat any time soon.
For this reason, people spend a lot of time making sure they do things right the first time. Don’t let anyone pressure you into rushing any decision. Take as much time researching and planning as you need to make sure you will be comfortable with the final product.
In our years of experience, we have found that people often have the same types of general questions.
Installation Should Be EfficientHaving a construction crew set up shop in your kitchen can be a little disruptive to your normal life so knowing how long a standard project takes is important.
The average kitchen remodeling project is completed in 4-6 weeks.For the amount of work that goes into a kitchen remodel this is a pretty quick timeframe that experienced installers can finish in. Unless you have serious unexpected complications or extreme circumstances, most of the time projects won’t require you to move out of your home and installers can work with you to figure out a way to operate without getting in each other’s way.
Estimates Will Be Accurate But Not ExactRemodeling your kitchen is an expensive investment. You know going into that you are going to spend a significant amount of money. What you don’t want is to expect to pay one price and when the project is finished pay a completely different price.
To avoid a financial crisis it is important to understand the complexity of kitchen remodeling projects and the inexact science of a pricing estimate.
Since you never know exactly what is lurking behind old cabinets and walls, you have to brace yourself for unexpected complications and costs.
Most installers will try to give you as accurate an estimate as possible, but you are best prepared by budgeting 20% more than the estimate you receive as the final cost of the project.
Select an Installer You're Comfortable with in Your HomeYou build a unique relationship with kitchen installers because they operate inside your home. A couple of priorities you want to look for before choosing a company are communication and trust.
You want a reputable company that is going to put your priorities as a customer first.
You want the work to be exemplary, but you also want someone who will be respectful of you, your family and your home.
Communication is crucial.While they’re trying to work, you’re also trying to live your life as uninterrupted as possible. Having someone who can clearly communicate how the project is progressing, what times they’ll be working and being able to listen to your needs is important to prevent your kitchen remodel from becoming a nightmare.