Planning a Kitchen Is One Step. Installing It the Right Way Is Another Big One!

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When it comes to kitchen remodeling, a lot of people put the majority of their focus on the style of their cabinets, countertops, and other elements. While the style is certainly important for achieving the best kitchen design in Denver, it is not the only thing that matters. This is because the second half of the kitchen remodeling process involves installing all of the features that were carefully designed.

If not done properly, this can render these expertly designed kitchen elements essentially useless or at least significantly less enjoyable. That is why you need to ensure that you are getting your kitchen installed the right way by following these helpful tips.

Install In the Right Order

Generally speaking, there is a certain order that kitchen remodeling should be done. This tends to involve the replacement of things like plumbing and electrical work, followed by repainting everything that needs to be repainted. You can then move onto the installation of the flooring, cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and appliances – in that order. This will help ensure that there is no backtracking because you realize that you made a mistake that requires the disassembly or adjusting of features that have already been installed.

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Installing the cabinets after the floors will allow you to change them in the future.

Get Professionals to Handle the Installation

A lot of people like to try and handle the kitchen installation themselves because they want to be able to save a few bucks and not go through the process of hiring a team of professionals. However, when someone tries to conduct the installation by themselves, they risk not doing everything correctly.

This means that they might have to end up getting things replaced or repaired after only a few months. So unless someone has a lot of experience dealing with kitchen remodeling, then they should rely on professional services in order to complete the installation process.

Whether you need help completing the design or installation processes of your kitchen remodeling project, make sure to contact us at The Kitchen Showcase. And in the meantime, check out our gallery of past projects to get inspired and see examples of our expert installation services.

Getting Ready for Your Kitchen Remodel

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Getting ready for a kitchen remodel takes a little time and planning. Remember, if you’re doing a complete remodel of your kitchen with new cabinets, hardware, countertops, and casework, you’re going to be kitchenless for a little while, so be sure to mentally and physically prepare yourself to be camping in your own home while your new kitchen is being installed. But if you have a professional team doing your kitchen remodel, we promise, it will be worth it!

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Leave out a few items that you’ll need during the remodeling process, and pack up everything else.

Say goodbye to your old kitchen

Getting a new kitchen is exciting. Finally, you’re getting the kitchen of your dreams! However, don’t underestimate your connection to the old kitchen, despite how frustrated you may have been by the lack of space, functionality, and worn-out cabinetry. Even an old kitchen will have memories, so be sure to give the space a proper goodbye, if for no other reason than one last awkward and frustrating cooking session in your old kitchen will only heighten the joy you’ll feel when you step into your dream kitchen.
Also, no matter how cramped or inconvenient your current kitchen may be, you’re going to be eating a lot of take-out and sandwiches while we work on your new kitchen, so take the time to cook some of your favorite family meals before we start ripping out the old to make room for the new.

Create an alternate kitchen area

You can’t eat out three meals a day, so you need to think of an alternative kitchen area while we are installing your new kitchen. Find another area in the house where you can have some counter space, running water, and a mini-fridge.
Think of all the things that you know you’ll need:

  • Breadknife
  • Toaster
  • A few utensils, plates, and bowls
  • Coffeemaker
  • Water boiler
  • Crockpot
  • Etc.

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Remove everything from your kitchen so that the installation crew can work efficiently.

Be organized when you pack

The rest of your kitchen should be packed and boxed neatly and safely. Be sure to label each box. Make room for all of your kitchen stuff in another room, away from the construction and the dust of your remodeling project, but also away from areas in your home where you spend the most time. Make the process as easy for everyone as possible, and the more organized you are, the more smooth the remodeling process will be. Plus, you want to get everything out of the way of your crew so that they can work efficiently without obstacles.
The more organized you are, the more comfortable you’ll be during the remodeling process.

Get your BBQ fired up

If you have a BBQ, it’s time to get it fired up again, even if it’s still freezing outside. You can make most of your meals on a BBQ, including your morning eggs. With a little innovation, you’ll be able to create an outdoor kitchen so that you don’t have to completely change your routine.

Talk to a designer about your next remodeling project

The Kitchen Showcase is located in Denver, Colorado. We design and install cabinets, countertops, hardware, and accessories for the heart of your home – your kitchen – as well as for bathrooms, entertainment centers, home offices, libraries, and even closets.
It doesn’t matter if you’re remodeling a tired kitchen or building a custom home. We are committed to offering exceptional products, service, and design so you can make the most of your budget!