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Remodeling FAQs

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


The scope of the kitchen or bath remodeling or landscape renovation dictates how long the project will take. For example, if you are removing a wall or two to open up the kitchen, which is a very common trend now, the actual construction will obviously take a little bit longer. But, it is important to remember that removing or adding walls will generally require building department permits, which will also add to the project time.
Here’s a sample timeline, for illustration purposes only, of a kitchen remodeling project that does not include removing or adding walls:
Meet with a remodeling consultant for a Free Design Consultation and get proposal – 1 week.
Finalize the scope of the project and the terms of a Remodeling Agreement – 2 to 3 weeks.
Select all the materials for the project – 1 to 4 weeks.
Materials are ordered and delivered – 4 to 8 weeks.
Demolition and removal of old materials and appliances – 1 week.
Installation of new materials and appliances, flooring, plumbing and electrical work, painting – 3 to 4 weeks.
Finishing touches and clean up – 1 to 2 weeks.


What do I need to do to prepare for my renovation?


You can start by getting a good idea for the type of look and style you want. If you don’t know yet, check out Pinterest, look at some magazines, websites, or watch some home remodeling shows to get some design ideas. Then, contact us for a Free Design Consultation. We’ll walk you through the design process. Before construction begins, you’ll want to clear out the area being worked on of all your personal belongings that can be removed. Although, we cover the areas surrounding our work area, you’ll want to protect your furniture from dust with plastic and/or sheets.


Do I need to have design ideas before we begin?


Not at all. It helps us to narrow down what your preferences are, but we can work with you from beginning to end to turn your vision into reality.


Will someone help me choose all of the materials?


Yes, we will work with you to select the appropriate materials for you project.


Should I choose plywood, MDF or particleboard for my cabinets?


Many people believe plywood is better than MDF or particleboard - likely because it is made from veneers, then glued together to create the board. All three of these products are great products and have their purpose. Particleboard is less expensive than plywood, but doesn’t stand up to moisture quite as well. MDF is typically used for cabinets with a painted finish because of the smooth finish. We will help you select the best cabinets to meet your budget for your project.


Can we install wood floors in my kitchen or bathroom renovation?


Wood floors are not recommended for used where there can be high levels of water or moisture. Accidental flooding can damage the wood floors and cause the floors to “buckle”. If you prefer wood floors, there are several tile choices that have the appearance of wood, but the durability of tile in these type of environments.


I have a “popcorn” finish on my ceiling, can we smooth it out?


Yes. There are a couple of different ways to remove or conceal the popcorn ceiling. We can help you determine which is best for your particular project.


Will I be able to select my own styles of cabinets, fixtures and finishes?


Of course. We can assist you in the selection process to select the appropriate materials for your project, but you always have the final decision on the materials to use.



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