By Wendy Dessler
Are you planning on remodeling your kitchen in the future? Here’s a simple way to do it in 10 easy steps.
Step 1: Demolish the Walls and Cabinets in Your Kitchen
When completely gutting and remodeling a kitchen, the first part of the process is to tear down the walls and cabinets.
By starting the process from here, you’ll be able to look at your kitchen as a blank canvas and completely reimagine it in its entirety.
During the planning stages, make sure your new kitchen will fit in with the current decor of your home. There are remodeling magazines to help you come up with the perfect style, so feel free to use them.
Step 2: Replace Your Old Kitchen Plumbing
Does your house have old plumbing? If so, it’s definitely a good idea to replace it now while the walls are completely opened up. You’ll never have an easier opportunity to replace your plumbing ever again, so take advantage while it’s easy to do.
Step 3: Replace Electrical Wiring and Install New Kitchen Lighting
Once again, you might as well replace your kitchen electrical wiring while the walls are opened up. And while you’re at it, place new outlets throughout the kitchen in the areas where they will be needed the most.
Next, it’s time to install your kitchen lighting. Feel free to upgrade your lighting if it will make it easier to prepare meals or read while sitting down at the kitchen table at night.
Step 4: Hanging the Drywall
Now that the electrical and plumbing has been redone, it’s time to start hanging up the drywall. If you do not know how to accomplish this task on your own, it may be in your best interest to hire a contractor to take care of it for you.
Step 5: Painting the Kitchen Ceiling and Walls
At this point, your new kitchen is really starting to come together.
Take a look around your house and think about the colors that make up the decor. And then look at paint samples from your local hardware store and see if you can come up with a great match for your kitchen.
After you’ve chosen your shade, it’s time to paint the walls and ceiling before we move on to the next step.
Step 6: Install Baseboards and Kitchen Flooring
In an effort to avoid quarter rounds, it’s best to install flooring and baseboards before you put up the cabinets.
To stay trendy and add more value to your home, consider using green building materials. It’s always best to use environmentally friendly products anyway because it shows that you care about the environment and that you want to preserve the world for future generations.
Step 7: Kitchen Cabinet Installation
At this stage of the game, it’s time to install your kitchen cabinets. Always follow along with the blueprint provided by the cabinetmaker. And if this is going to be too difficult a job for you to handle, it’s best to hire a professional cabinet installer at this point.
Step 8: Order and Install Kitchen Countertops
It’s now time to order and install your kitchen countertops. You’ll have to wait a week for delivery after you place your order, so keep that in mind.
Step 9: Kitchen Backsplash Installation
After your kitchen countertops have been installed, wait a few days and then install your backsplash. You have to wait for the countertops to settle, so do not rush this process.
Step 10: Installing Hardware, Appliances, Sinks, and Faucets
Finally, it’s time to finish off your kitchen by installing sinks, faucets, appliances, and hardware. If you’re having trouble choosing the perfect kitchen sink, modern vessel sinks are an excellent option.
As you can see, it really is possible to completely remodel your kitchen in 10 steps. Follow along with this process and your kitchen remodel will be finished sooner than you think. You’ll soon enjoy your new kitchen in no time at all.