- February 1, 2018
Coming up with your kitchen remodel plans simple. Carrying out the actual remodeling can be a tedious activity. At Bullrun Kitchen and Bath, we suggest the following to guide you through your kitchen remodeling process.
Demolishing the Old Kitchen
Consider a systematic approach when demolishing your old kitchen. This will avoid spoiling appliances and furniture. You can reuse them during your kitchen remodeling. Old kitchen furniture that is still intact can also fetch a good price at a flea market. Selling them can help you recover part of the expenses you incurred when purchasing your new furniture.
Replacing Dated Kitchen Plumbing
Change the old and worn out piping as the walls will be open. You can hire a contractor. This will relieve you from supervising. Contractors will ensure all workers come to work. Contractors will also get you qualified plumbers to install the new plumbing. Upgrade and make necessary changes to your gas line if using an electric stove. Ensure to shut off the water from the main pipe to prevent flooding of your kitchen floor when remodeling process.
Replacing Electrical and Installing Kitchen Lighting
If your kitchen remodeling involved relighting your recessed ceiling. Consider using breakfast nook lighting or new pendant. Confirm from respected dealers to find the incandescent, halogen bulbs and fluorescent requirements. You can also upgrading your kitchen circuit breaker to 200 amp. Ensure that all the wires conform to the universal code.
Hanging Kitchen Drywall, Mud and Sand
Your contractor should select the best dry-Waller to perform these tasks. Poorly fitted drywall will affect subsequent remodeling activities. Not all products in the market are practical to hang in your kitchen.
Ensure that the edges have a good finish. They should be butt finished to the finished edges. Join the unfinished edges to unfinished edges to create a valley finish. Mudding is a difficult activity. Have your drywaller do it over a period of three days. This will give your wall a good finish for remodeling process.
Painting Your Kitchen Wall and Ceiling
You should paint your walls before installing your cabinets. Fill all holes left by drywalling with mud. Sand smooth them to be uniform with the rest of the wall. Use quality brand gloss paints. We suggest this, as they do not retain moisture. They are easy to wipe down. Apply two coats of paints to achieve a uniform color. Ensure you touch up the paints after installing your cabinets.
Installing the Flooring and Baseboards
Many contractors advice that you install your kitchen floorings after installing the cabinets and appliances to cut on costs. At Bullrun kitchen and bath we suggest you start with the flooring to give you are an upper hand during subsequent kitchen remodeling. Flooring materials range from cork flooring, bamboo floorings, recycled carpeting and linoleum flooring.
Installing Cabinets, Countertops and Backsplash
Stores selling the cabinets provide buyers with qualified installers. Ensure that you have reviewed the layout beforehand to ensure your installer knows the positions each cabinet will be. Remember the cabinets may not flush with your kitchen corners. Have some paints to caulk the caulked spaces occasioned by fitting your cabinet. Lastly, install your countertops and the backsplash together if they from the same material. If your backsplash is of a different material. Give the countertop time to settle to avoid unwanted seam in-between.
When all is over and okay, you can now call your electrician and plumber to finish installing your other appliances. Ensure they add a receptacle plates and pull forward your receptacles to match the backsplash when they are finishing the installation.