This is a document with frequently asked questions about our kitchen remodeling process. Here we try to answer our most frequently asked questions relating to kitchen remodeling. The topics covered in this FAQ include:

How long does a full kitchen remodel take?

We typically find that a full kitchen remodel start to finish takes between 6-9 weeks from start of construction to finish. This depends on a large number of factors such as cabinetry type, inspections by municipality, countertop lead times, etc.

However, we ensure that all of your selections are ordered and on site prior to beginning your project. This helps eliminate having your kitchen out of commission for an extended period of time.

Can I live in my home during a kitchen remodel?

Kitchen remodels are a daunting task to undertake. You absolutely can live in your home during a kitchen remodel, however if there is another option for lodging, it is preferred for you to stay there during the duration of your remodel.

If you do choose to stay at home during the remodel, It would be wise to invest in an alternative cooking option such as a decent grill, or maybe even a George Foreman grill as eating out will get really old after a month.

In summary, you can live in your home during a kitchen remodel, but it is not recommended as it is incredibly stressful having no access to the heart of your home.

What are some inexpensive projects I can do to update my kitchen without having to redo the entire kitchen?

Though ‘inexpensive’ is a subjective word and can have wildly differing price points, the most bang-for-your-buck you’ll get for the least amount of money would be:

  • Painting your cabinets
  • Upgrading your countertops and faucet, and backsplash.

Above and beyond that, we would suggest possibly mixing and matching the following:

  • Modernizing the door and drawer style with new cabinet doors and drawers
  • Updating the lighting to recessed can lighting
  • Adding under cabinet lighting
  • Updating the flooring
  • Updating your appliances.

Once you get above that scope of work, your next upgrade tier would include new cabinetry entirely and layout changes. These changes make the biggest difference without a doubt, however are also the most costly to execute.

What kind of cabinets can I get in my kitchen?

We have the ability to provide any cabinet style you could possibly imagine. We partner with local cabinet builders to provide the highest quality cabinetry available. We also have the ability to supply a range of all wood prefabricated cabinetry from our cabinet supplier.

Whether you need a more budget friendly solution, or the cabinets of your dreams, we can provide and design them for you!

When does a kitchen remodel require a city permit?

If you live within the city limits or ETJ of your particular city, certain types of kitchen remodeling require a permit. Every city is different.

If you are unsure of whether your work needs to be permitted or not, it is always advisable to call the city’s planning and development or building office and verify with a plans examiner.

Generally if you are changing the layout of your kitchen, moving plumbing or electrical, removing walls, performing framing work of any kind, etc. you will need to have the work permitted.

If you are outside of your city/town’s ETJ or if you are doing purely cosmetic updates to the kitchen (excluding plumbing and electrical work) you do not need to pull a permit.

Our company’s standard operating procedure is to pull permits, even if it is a gray area. We view ourselves as a fiduciary of our clients, and we want to ensure that we are protecting you every step of the way.