A Complete Guide to Your Kitchen Remodel- 2021-2022 Version
Remodeling your kitchen can be an exciting yet daunting experience. Having a budget and realistic expectations can help ease the with the stress of your renovation. Brooklyn Tile and Design uncomplicates the process. If you are planning a kitchen remodel, below is a full guide to help you understand the process.
Start with budget
Decide what your realistic “ALL-IN” budget is. This includes cabinets, material, appliances, and labor.
Look for inspiration
Checkout Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz. Skim through magazines. Watch your favorite remodel show. Make sure to save pics or write down what you like and must-have. This really helps in the design process.
Hire a licensed contractor
Make sure you have reviewed their work and that they are fully licensed in your state. (A tip to hiring a contractor- ask your friends. Referrals are always the best. You can see their work firsthand and get honest feedback from your friend.) At this time your contractor will tell you when he is available to start your project. He will inspect your space, measure, and let you know what can and cannot be done. This is probably the best time to ask what appliance size can purchased.
Selecting material and designing your kitchen
Make your appointment at Brooklyn Tile and Design. Let us know when your contractor is ready to start working. Supply chain interruptions have extended lead times in the industry. 2021 cabinet lead times can take 2-3 weeks for imported cabinets and 12-20 weeks for domestic made cabinets. We will help you determine which cabinet company will fit your schedule and needs. At this time, with your contractor’s rough measurement, our kitchen designer will help you select your cabinets and generate 3D renderings of what the finished project will look like.
Use accurate measurements and review your selections with our kitchen designer before the cabinets are ordered. Again, supply chain delays have led to longer lead times for appliances. Make selections that best suits your needs and project.
Order your cabinets after reviewing designs with our designer and finalizing your appliances.
Procure all accessories and other materials
It would be best to order and store all other materials at this time like hardware, faucet, flooring, backsplash. Store all materials at home so it is readily available for your contractor. Be sure to check for any damages as soon as it arrives.
Demo, construction and install
Once cabinets are securely installed, notify us. First, we will template, fabricate then install. This process can take 1-2 weeks for in stock material.
Install Backsplash and finish details
Brooklyn Tile and Design has many years of expertise in kitchen remodeling. We work hand in hand with you and your contractor through the remodel process. Schedule your appointment with us. Let’s do this together!