Prioritizing the safety of everyone engaged in the kitchen renovation process must be your top priority before starting any of the following tasks. Important safety precautions include turning off the water and electricity before you begin the demonstration, donning protective gear (such as gloves, sturdy shoes, and eye protection), and using the appropriate tools.
Are you prepared to begin? Here are our detailed instructions for redesigning your kitchen:
Step 1: Make a plan
No matter how excited you are to get going, wait until you’ve outlined a thorough kitchen remodeling plan before removing that filthy old sink or ordering a new smart refrigerator. With the help of this comprehensive plan, you can decide if you should work with remodeling pros or whether you can do the project on your own while staying within your budget.
Step 2: Prepare or demolish your kitchen
It’s time for the demo now that you have a plan and understand your scope.
You now have the opportunity to tear up your outdated vinyl flooring, remove the unsightly, outdated range hood, and pull out all of the dingy oak cabinets. (If your project’s scope is limited, you could just prepare the walls for painting or take off your existing backsplash.)
After the demolition is over, you may get ready for the rest of the project by beginning any necessary framing or foundation work.
Step 3: Electrical and Plumbing
Electrical and plumbing come next. Why are you up so early when you won’t be starting the dishwasher or putting on the lights for a while? This is the ideal moment to deal with pipes and wiring because your cabinets are out and the inside of your walls are visible.
If you wait, you’ll likely end up drilling holes in the drywall or the backs of those brand-new cabinets to install pipes or connect the wiring to your under-cabinet lights.