Planning Your Kitchen Remodel Step By Step

Planning Your Kitchen Remodel Step By Step

If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen, you are likely wondering where to start. With so many decisions to make, it can be hard to know where to start.  If you are thinking about purchasing RTA cabinets, check out our step by step guide to realizing your kitchen dreams…at an affordable price!

How to Start Your Kitchen Remodeling Plan

Start this project by putting pen to paper. Write down exactly what you are looking for in your new kitchen. Perhaps you would like new overhead lighting, lights below the cabinets, brand new cabinets, a smart refrigerator, a stainless steel sink and so on. Use your mind’s eye to take some time to think about what your ideal kitchen looks like. Jot down all of your ideas, let them marinate in your mind for a few days, return to your list and prioritize remodeling options based on what you deem most important.

Create a Budget

Evaluate your finances to determine how much money you are willing to spend on this home improvement project. Keep your budget in mind as you select the niceties to add to your outdated kitchen. Once your budget is set, start researching the cost of each aspect of your kitchen remodel. If you determine your budget will not suffice, consider implementing changes piecemeal or opting for a less luxurious remodel.

You can always add more luxuries to your kitchen after the main shortcomings are addressed. As an example, it might make sense to start the remodel by replacing your kitchen cabinets and progressing to remodeling other aspects of the kitchen in the coming months or years.

Order Your Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are central to every kitchen remodeling project. Yet any old cabinets will not suffice. Invest some time and effort in researching cabinet type, styles, and designs. Select the style and color optimal for your kitchen, place the order and you will be that much closer to enjoying the kitchen of your dreams.

Your Cabinets Arrive

The big day is finally here! Your cabinets have arrived and it is time to assemble and install them. Make sure to correctly go over your invoice and make sure you have your entire order. Though it will take some time to assemble your new cabinets. Prepare to spend at least 5-10 minutes per cabinet, and also allow more time for intricate assemblies.

When you’re ready to assemble your cabinets you need:

  • Wood Working Glue
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Pin or Staple Gun
  • 1″ Pins or Staples

You may want a damp cloth for excess glue to wipe down after assembly.

Assemble Your new Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets can be assembled in surprisingly little time, especially if you are decent with your hands. Do not shy away from a DIY (do it yourself) kitchen cabinet assembly project. With a little bit of time, effort and assistance, you can assemble your kitchen cabinets quicker and easier than you might have initially anticipated.

From an organization standpoint, consider assembling your cabinets one by one. Make sure you have room to store and stage your assembled cabinets in a covered area like your garage or porch area, while your working. However, if you do not want to assemble your kitchen cabinets on your own, you can let a professional contractor do the work on your behalf.

Kitchen Cabinet Installation

Once the new kitchen cabinets are assembled, the next step of this project is to install them. It will help to have a family member or friend assist with this portion of the kitchen remodeling project. If you are not enthusiastic about performing such an installation, you can pay a contractor to do the work. Your cabinet supplier should have some recommendations on trusted partners they refer to their customers.

Plan Ahead and You Will Enjoy the Kitchen of Your Dreams

Follow the kitchen remodeling planning steps outlined above and you will finally have the kitchen you have been hoping for. Whether you take the DIY route or lean on a contractor for assistance is up to you. What matters most is you finally have the perfect kitchen!

If you’re ready to finally start working on that new kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, contact the team at Lifestyle Cabinetry and Millwork.