Signature’s 8-Step Kitchen Remodeling Process
Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen? It’s important to start with a great-looking kitchen design, but you need a reputable builder to bring your plans to life. That’s why you should choose Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths. As a design-build remodeler serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, we can take your project from concept to completion.
Once we finalize your cabinetry, countertop, lighting, flooring, and appliance selections during the design phase, we’ll start construction. This is when our hardworking in-house craftspeople and trusted trade contractors make the design a reality. Thanks to our tried-and-true, eight-step remodeling process, you can rest assured your home is in capable hands from start to finish.
Take a closer look at our process so you can better understand what to expect when renovating your kitchen with us.
Our 8-Step Process
Step 1: Obtain Building Permits
Most kitchen remodeling projects entail structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing changes. In many cases, the work requires a building permit. Let us handle the process of submitting construction documents and seeking final approvals before the work begins.
Step 2: Ensure the Safety & Cleanliness of Your Kitchen
Kitchen remodeling can be more hazardous than you think. Exposed wires, sharp nails, and temporarily removed floor coverings make the construction zone unsafe for you and your family. That’s why we ask you to steer clear until the work is complete. We also strive to keep your home clean while construction is underway by installing dust barriers at all kitchen access points.
Step 3: Begin Demolition & Framing
With all the preparations complete, demolition can begin. This includes removing all cabinets, appliances, countertops, light fixtures, and floor coverings. We also disconnect water, natural gas, and electrical lines as work gets underway.
Step 4: Install Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) Systems
Next, we bring in certified HVAC technicians, electricians, and plumbers to work on the project’s MEP elements. We’ve worked with our trade contractors for years, making them trusted members of the Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths team.
Step 5: Bring in Building Inspectors
A building inspection at this phase ensures the structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work is up to code. If your project is on a tight schedule, we may hire an outside inspection service to expedite the process.
Step 6: Install Drywall, Fixtures & Finishes
With the MEP work completed and approved, it’s time to install drywall, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and appliances. We then paint the walls and install trim to start bringing everything together.
Step 7: Add the Finishing Touches
Our trusted HVAC technicians, electricians, and plumbers return to connect the appliances and install lighting and plumbing fixtures. Our in-house tile setter also installs your backsplash tile if that’s part of the kitchen design.
Step 8: Complete the Final Walkthrough
We accompany you on a final walkthrough of your newly renovated kitchen, which includes showing you how to use, clean, and care for your new cabinets, counters, appliances, and more. This is your chance to revel in before-and-after photos and discuss any future projects you might be interested in.
Enjoy your new kitchen, and contact us if you think of any other questions.
Schedule Kitchen Remodeling in MD, DC & VA
When you choose Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths to remodel your kitchen, you enjoy complete transparency, responsive customer service, and a stress-free process from start to finish. We never proceed to the next step without your approval, and we don’t deem the job complete until you’re 100% satisfied.
Our design-build firm has all the necessary certifications and licenses, and we draw on over 40 years of experience to ensure the highest construction standards and professionalism. Browse our portfolio to see some of our kitchen design work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions we receive about kitchen remodeling include:
How should I prepare my home for my kitchen remodel?
Pack your existing kitchen, removing everything from the cabinets, shelves, and countertops. Decide if you’ll stay home during the project. If you’re staying home, set up a temporary kitchen station and decide on meal preparation. Remove valuable items from adjacent walls to prevent damage. Prepare a plan to restrict your children and animals from the area.
Which home additions add the most value to a home?
Home additions that offer a higher return on investment include bathroom additions, bedroom additions, deck additions, and kitchen renovations.
Is adding on to your house worth it?
Home additions increase square footage and raise your home value. A home addition is a sound investment if you’re looking to add space, luxury, and convenience to your home.
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