To Your Questions
“Does my kitchen need a backsplash?”
Backsplashes, I would say, are a must. As you’re cooking and washing food, water and other types of mess will splash up against your back wall. Backsplashes make it very easy to clean and very easy to maintain. Regarding design, it just really completes the space between the countertop and the wall.
“Can I still cook in my kitchen?”
At this point, we’re doing our very best once we take a kitchen out to put a temporary sink in and leave the stove in place. However, it’s not always possible, especially if we’re changing locations, moving gas lines, moving electrical etc. It might not be possible to use the kitchen for as long as a week depending on the project. You may have an RV you can cook in or if it’s in the summer, there is always the option of using the BBQ.
“How much will my kitchen renovation cost?”
Kitchen renovations typically started in the $30,000-$35,000 range and can go up to $100,000-$150,000.
“How far ahead should I plan my kitchen renovation?”
Kitchen renovation planning typically starts 8 weeks before we get boots on the ground. Before our arrival, to begin a kitchen renovation, we ask that you clean your cabinets, clean out all of your drawers, and remove all your personal belongings. Once that demo team shows up, everything will be removed (that needs to be) by the end of the first day.
“Are there parts of the kitchen you don’t renovate?”
We’ll renovate every aspect of your kitchen. We will tear out the entire kitchen, right to the studs, and put a completely back together again brand-new. We can also incorporate, to be environmentally friendly, parts of your old kitchen if needed and if they’re in good enough condition to use.
“Do you do smart kitchens?”
I would say that the smartest features of a kitchen that we offered these days is like a full LED lighting upgrade. Touch faucets so they’re just battery operated you touch them, and the water turns on to whatever temperature you want. Lots of LEDs nowadays which are very low energy in consumption and a lot of light, definitely a lot of light!
“Can I use my design?”
You can definitely use your design. We’ll incorporate it into our years of experience to make sure that it’s exactly what you want. We’ll work to make it’s feasible and cost-effective.
“What kitchen feature is the biggest investment?”
The most significant investment on a full kitchen renovation is the actual cabinets: the boxes, the doors, and handles. I would say without a doubt that you will get every penny on your kitchen renovation back when you go to sell your home.
“Where do I start?”
The first step to a kitchen renovation is making the phone call, or going online and getting a hold of us and having me come out for an estimate.
“Will someone help me design my kitchen?”
Yes! We have a designer in place to help you design your kitchen. The biggest thing to keep in mind the fluctuation in the cost of material. If you’ve set a budget, you need to keep this in mind while choosing materials.
“What are the main stages of a kitchen renovation?”
Kitchen renovation stages start with: estimating and design, then we move into material picking and final cost budgeting. From there we move into the work: demolition, electrical and plumbing rough-ins, drywall, mudding and taping, texture blending (as needed), prime and paint, flooring, new, cabinets, countertops, backsplash, plumbing, millwork, final paint!
“Are hardwood floors a good idea in the kitchen?”
I personally don’t like hardwood floors in the kitchen people end up dropping glasses and knives and food and stuff on them and because they have little cracks in them. Things can get stuck, and damage can get down. I like kitchen tile; I like heated kitchen tile even better! Vinyl plank is very popular because if you end up damaging one piece, you can peel it out and put a new section in to replace it.
“Do you do gas stoves?”
Yeah definitely! We have certified gas fitters on staff, and we can disconnect, reconnect, and also relocate. We can run full new gas lines from your gas meter, pulling them from permit to completion.
“What is the best countertop on the market?”
The most popular countertop these days is quartz it’s human-made, and it’s less expensive than granite which has to be mined out of a mountain. It’s very popular. On a more budget-friendly note, you could also go with a high-definition laminate.
“Should I replace my cabinets or should I get them refaced?”
Typically like to make that call when I’m on site. If you the bones are in good shape, we can ultimately work with them. However, a lot of the times the kitchens are so far gone that it just doesn’t make sense to use the old bodies and the old doors anymore and at that point we replace them.