7 Kitchen Remodeling FAQs

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Now that you have decided to remodel your kitchen, you probably have a lot of questions about the remodeling process. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we get from customers about kitchen remodeling.

7 Frequently Asked Questions About Kitchen Remodeling

1. How long does a kitchen remodeling project typically take from start to finish?

Since the amount of time a kitchen remodel takes depends primarily on the scope of the project, it is difficult to say exactly how long one will take. However, a well-planned project can reduce the time needed by weeks. Because of this, you will want to hire a contractor that works with you through all phases of the project, so you can avoid any problems.

2. What do I need to do to prepare for my kitchen renovation?

When preparing for your kitchen renovation, It’s a good idea to clear the kitchen of any personal belongings. It’s also recommended that you cover surrounding furniture to avoid dust and other stray particles from getting on them.

3. What are the stages of a kitchen remodel?

Typically a kitchen remodel will go through 4 phases: planning, design, installation, and finishing. Within each phase, there are a number of steps or tasks for you and your contractor.

  • Select your remodeler
  • Create your design
  • Order the materials
  • Get building approval
  • Demolition
  • Have the materials delivered
  • Electric Work
  • Plumbing Work
  • Flooring installation
  • Cabinet installation
  • Countertop template
  • Priming and then painting
  • Countertop installation
  • Finish plumbing
  • Appliance installation
  • Accessories installation
  • Door hardware installation
  • Finish electric
  • Touch up items

3. Do I need to have design ideas before I start the renovation process?

Before you start the kitchen renovation, you should have a pretty clear idea of what it is you want the finished product to look like. Look in magazines and search the internet for the style and materials that you want in your kitchen remodel so you can instruct your contractor accordingly.

4. What do costs include and how are coverages handled?

Ask your contractor and find out what your kitchen renovation costs will include and how the coverages are handled. Determine these so you know both what you’re paying for and why so you don’t end up losing money to something you didn’t want or need.

5. How do I finance a kitchen remodel?

There are plenty of options to finance your kitchen remodel. All you have to do is find the one right for you. You can use a home equity loan or line of credit. These can be used if you have built up equity in your home and often offer lower interest rates than alternatives. Other options are personal loans or low-interest credit cards.

6. What type of return on investment can I expect from remodeling my kitchen if I sell my home?

It’s no secret that remodeling your kitchen adds a lot in terms of home resale value. Any improvement you make can give your house more value but because the kitchen is such a focal point of your home it’s going to give you a great return on investment.

7. What types of cabinets do you offer with a kitchen remodel?

Finding out which cabinets are offered with a kitchen remodel is important as they are often a focal point of the design. Get cabinets that compliment your decor but are also functional and make the most out of your space. Companies can also offer custom cabinets that help you find exactly what you’re looking for leaving you with a kitchen you can be proud of!

Are You Ready for a Professional Remodel?

For over 30 years, Caruso Kitchens has created thousands of award-winning dream kitchens for Colorado residents. With over 150 years of combined experience, our skillful designers will help you create the kitchen of your dreams. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an interview, call us today. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area.

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