How to Remodel a Kitchen in 10 Steps


Remodeling your kitchen is a great way to bring a healthy change of pace to your home. A luxury kitchen not only increases the value of your house but also keeps it feeling fresh. The improved design will make you want to be in your kitchen each day when you cook. However, it’s important to understand what this process looks like. Most kitchen remodeling companies will follow a similar routine.

Here are ten steps to remodel a kitchen:

1. Demolition

Before any restoration or renovation can be done, a kitchen remodeling company will need to tear down and demolish your current kitchen. The severity of this step will change depending on how drastic your kitchen remodeling project is. This step will likely involve tasks like ripping out walls, cabinets, flooring, fixtures, appliances, and more.

Note, attempting to do this step yourself can easily result in tearing down a load-bearing wall, damaging pipes, or ruining wiring. It’s always best to hire a general contractor or remodeling company to take this step to make sure it’s done professionally.

2. Plumbing and Electrical

Once the gutting has been taken care of, your remodeling crew will likely begin laying the framework for your new kitchen. This involves installing everything that goes inside of the walls, like the plumbing and electrical. Your crew may need to re-route wires or pipes to accommodate your new kitchen, and that will be done early on in this step of the process.

3. Inspection

Once the wiring and plumbing are done, they’ll need to be inspected by the state for approval. Generally, professional contractors take care of this step and have inspectors they work with routinely. Check with your contractor ahead of time to make sure they will take care of this part of the process.

4. Drywall

After all of the framework has been installed, your kitchen remodeling company will begin installing drywall. This step can kick up a bunch of dust. Plan accordingly to cover up anything you don’t want to have dirty, and try to schedule this when the weather is nice so you can open some windows.

5. Doors and Windows

After installing the drywall, your contractor will likely move on to the doors and windows. Since they need a frame to sit in, they can’t be installed until after the drywall is up. This step will move quickly if you’re keeping the same floor plan as your last kitchen. However, if you’re wanting to drastically change the layout or add more windows for natural light, then this step may take a few extra days. Talk to your contractor about a timeframe for this step ahead of time so you aren’t caught off guard.

6. Cabinets

This step is one of the best steps in the kitchen remodeling process because it’s when your kitchen really starts to come together. Cabinet installation is quick and gives you a place to store all those dishes that are probably still sitting in your garage from the beginning of this project. Because of how big of a part they play in the design aspect of your kitchen it’s imperative that you invest in high-quality cabinets. If you buy them too cheap then they’re going to break down quickly and ruin the room’s appeal and functionality.

7. Painting

Now that your drywall is installed, it’s time to paint it! While a professional remodeling company can complete this job quickly and efficiently, you can pick out your colors ahead of time. Enjoy the process of designing your new kitchen, and then sit back and relax as the professionals do what they do best!

8. Flooring

Deciding what type of flooring is best for your kitchen can be difficult. Speak with your contractor about the pros and cons of each type, and how they might affect you. For example, high-quality wood floors may be nice, but in a house full of kids and spills, it may be harder to maintain than laminate or vinyl tiles.

9. Appliances

No kitchen is complete without its appliances. Once your flooring is down, the remodeling crew will begin bringing in new (and possibly old) appliances such as your fridge, stove, and dishwasher.

10. Countertops

One of the final steps to remodel a kitchen is to install the countertops. Just like cabinets, countertops are going to be under constant use in the kitchen. Make sure that you get precise measurements from the remodeling company before ordering so you’re not wasting any material or time on ones that you can’t use. Most people tend to choose marble, quartz, or granite for their countertops.

Are You Ready for a Kitchen Renovation?

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.