The Modern Kitchen Remodeling Process


Modern Kitchen Remodeling 101: Key Things to Know

By now, you’ve probably heard the old adage that “the kitchen is the heart of the home” – and for good reason. After all, it’s the place where families come together to dine, and also a place where friends can bond, laugh, and create priceless memories together.

Gorgeous Custom Kitchen

It’s no wonder, then, why so many homeowners constantly update their kitchen through a variety of kitchen remodeling services. Here, we’ll give a high-level overview of what the typical kitchen remodeling process looks like and, if we’re lucky, give you some helpful home improvement inspiration in the process.

What Are Some Reasons for Wanting a Kitchen Remodel?

Your current kitchen design might be eye-catching, yet still in need of a modern update. Maybe your kitchen is old and outdated, forcing you to seek out a brand new kitchen design to spruce it up. Or maybe you’re looking to sell your house and a kitchen renovation is simply part of the larger process to increase your home’s resale value.

Whatever your circumstance is, there are many reasons why New England homeowners reach out to kitchen remodeling contractors. However, if you’re not sure yet if you actually need a major kitchen remodeling job, consider the following:

  • Are your kitchen appliances updated for high-end 21st-century living or do you need new appliances?
  • Will your current kitchen layout fetch a substantial return-on-investment if you’re planning on increasing the value of your real estate?
  • Are your kitchen appliances fully functional and/or not in need of repair?
  • Is your current kitchen layout outfitted for gourmet cooking and social gatherings?
  • Is your kitchen energy efficient?
  • Do you have enough square footage and storage space?
  • Is your kitchen capable of accommodating special needs and/or mobility requirements?
  • Does the current aesthetic and design live up to your idea of a dream kitchen?

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If you answered “no” to any of the above, then it might be a good idea to contact a general contractor. This kitchen remodeling expert will take all of your specific wants and needs into consideration. From there, you’ll be able to work in unison to bring your dream kitchen to life. But before you do that, let us walk you through the typical kitchen remodeling process so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.

The Kitchen Remodeling Process

1. Your Consultation With Our Staff

To kick off a kitchen remodeling project with a high-end design-build firm like Sleeping Dog Properties, you’ll first converse with one of our knowledgable project managers. Whether this consultation takes place in-person, on the phone, or through a virtual meeting, it will involve an in-depth, open-ended discussion covering everything from your wants and needs to potential kitchen design plans, budgetary predictions, timeline expectations, and more.

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2. Our Conversations With Our Subcontractors

After our discussion with you, we’ll have a much better idea of what you’re looking to get out of your kitchen remodeling project. This will help us determine what we can carry out ourselves with our in-house design-build experts, as well as what services we’ll need from our trusted subcontractors and external partners.

3. Our Follow-up Consultation With You

After we’ve discussed all the major preliminary matters with both our in-house kitchen design team and our trusted subcontractors, we’ll be able to discuss everything from budgeting matters to potential timelines to the availability of your requested materials. If any changes are required, we’ll be able to communicate these to you openly so we can find a suitable resolution. This follow-up consultation helps us get on the same page with you. In return, we can guarantee that everything – from the very start of the project all the way to the post-construction clean-up – will meet your expectations.

A team meeting discussing the design phase of a residential project.

4. The Kitchen Demolition Process

After everything has been agreed upon and you’ve signed a general contractor agreement that will hold both us and our subcontractors accountable for everything related to your soon-to-be remodeled kitchen, we will begin demolition (as needed). To ensure that the demolition phase of the kitchen remodeling process is carried out safely and efficiently, we’ll follow all best practices, including shutting off hazardous utilities, getting rid of old or unnecessary drywall, changing out old light fixtures, installing new flooring, and ensuring that the right tools and specialists are always on-site.

5. The Kitchen Remodeling Process

The kitchen remodeling process is where the fun really begins. Following the step-by-step guide laid out in our agreed-upon blueprints, we’ll take care of everything, including the installation of new faucets, replacing outdated kitchen cabinets, ensuring that only the finest countertop materials are used, and working closely with a professional kitchen designer (as well as any other necessary subcontractors) to bring your high-end dream kitchen to reality.

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6. The Final Inspection & Walkthrough

After the kitchen remodeling process is complete, then we begin our inspection. This ensures that all building codes are up-to-date and that any potential errors – no matter how small – are corrected before we deem the job “complete.” You’ll be able to provide your input, as well; after all, we pride ourselves on always putting the client first, meaning that we’re not done until you approve of the project as it was outlined in our original general contractor agreement. In addition, our Home Heritage Program will protect your home renovation investment for years to come by offering a customized post-construction service package tailored to your specific needs.

Interested in Starting Your Own High-End Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Bringing your dream kitchen to life is a time-consuming process. Needless to say, the overview we provided above is just a summary designed to give you an idea of what will happen. Fortunately, when you have some of the best kitchen contractors in New England on your side, you can be confident that you’ll get amazing results.

Finished Kitchen

Whether you have a full vision or are in need of some inspiration (or simply want to talk), we’re always available. Contact us today to see where a high-end kitchen remodeling project could take you.


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