A kitchen remodel is a smart investment in an older or outdated home. While planning a kitchen remodel can be a major undertaking, the end result will provide you with a beautiful and functional space to enjoy for many years to come. Here are 3 things to know if you’re considering a kitchen remodel in time for the holidays:
1. A kitchen designer will offer ideas for functional improvements and beautiful design aesthetics. “We’re knowledgeable about today’s trends for cabinet selection, design, and function,” explained Don Manning, Cabinet Design Specialist for Alexander Lumber. “We work closely with you throughout the entire process to ensure the kitchen design plan meets all your needs and objectives.” Manning recommends selecting the door style and finish for all cabinetry first, then choosing flooring, countertops, backsplash tiles, and door and drawer pulls. If the project includes removing loadbearing walls, the architectural review process could take 2-3 weeks of additional planning.
2. It’s important to find a dependable contractor for professional coordination and installation of your project. “At Alexander Lumber, we can design and install your complete project,” added Manning. “Proper planning is critically important for a smooth and timely installation. To avoid delays, all materials should be at the job site before the project begins. Any necessary building permits should be submitted while the cabinets are being manufactured.”
3. The planning and design phase itself could take 4-6 weeks. “Start now if you want your kitchen remodel completed for the holidays,” said Manning. “Cabinet manufacturing timelines are typically 4-6 weeks, starting once the planning is complete. Installation can take up to 3 weeks once demo has begun. Countertops, backsplashes, and finished electrical and plumbing work could add another 3-4 weeks.”
Kitchen remodels vary widely in scope of work. If you’re only replacing cabinets in your existing footprint, the timeline will be greatly compressed. Complex projects take more time to complete. For more information, please contact:
Alexander Lumber Company
4001 Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60039