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Kitchen Remodel

Gather Ideas

  • Start thinking about what you want
  • Create an ideabook on Houzz
  • Talk to friends who just remodeled
  • Think about budget and timing
  • Go visit showrooms

Find a Designer & Work Together

  • Search Houzz for kitchen designer
  • Interview 2-3 kitchen designers
  • Talk about budget and timeline
  • Create detailed Scope of Work
  • Start pricing your design

Choose Products with Designer

  • Pendants and specialty lighting
  • Undercabinet lighting
  • Recessed downlights
  • Select flooring
  • Backsplash tile
  • Countertop selection
  • Choose wall and ceiling colors
  • Select faucet & filtration system
  • Visit plumbing & cabinetry showrooms
  • Cabinet hardware
  • Cabinet doorstyle & finish
  • Select a sink
  • Appliances
  • Select sconces and other lighting
  • Select disposal and disposal air switch
  • Get pricing for everything

Get Estimates & Hire Contractor

  • Ask friends for general contractors
  • Ask designer for general contractors
  • Get 3 in-home estimates
  • Get copy of contractor's paperwork
  • Sign paperwork

Prep for Start of Construction

  • Have contractor prepare permits
  • Sign permit applications
  • Have contractor submit permits
  • Discuss dumpster location
  • Bathroom for contractor's use?
  • Decide on location of spare key
  • Make sure everything is ordered
  • Pack away all breakables
  • Take down artwork
  • Roll up area rugs
  • Cover furniture
  • Get a copy of all docs and specs
  • Receive all product deliveries
  • Pre-construction meeting

Construction & Completion

  • Demo Day!
  • Framing
  • Building Inspections
  • Rough Electrical
  • Rough Plumbing
  • Electrical & Plumbing Inspections
  • Insulation installation
  • Insulation Inspection
  • Wall board and plaster installation
  • Flooring installation
  • Cabinet and hardware installation
  • Countertop Template
  • Countertop Installation
  • Backsplash Installation
  • Appliance delivery & installation
  • Final Inspections
  • Enjoy your new kitchen!