Most frequent questions and answers
The age and shape of your house, the size of your kitchen, the amount of work required and the quality and scope of the materials and details chosen are just a few of the variables. According to Remodeling Magazine —national averages for a complete kitchen with mid-range selections run from $21,246 for a minor remodel to $56,000 for a major remodel, and the average for what is called an upscale kitchen is $110,000. We still can do quality kitchens starting under $10,000 for a moderate size room that does not require much construction. As it is with any renovation company you have to invite us to bid on the project.
Replacing cabinets can take as little as 2 to 3 days, more for a larger kitchen or an intricate design. If the counters can be ordered ahead the kitchen could possibly be completed in the same time. If counters have to be measured after the cabinets are installed—it can take an additional 2 to 3 weeks to fabricate and install the countertops. Additional time is required for any needed plumbing, electric or construction work, flooring, backsplash work and painting and decorating. For a kitchen project that includes construction, electric, lighting, etc. it is not unusual for it to take 4 to 6 weeks from start to the installation of the tops with additional time for finish work like backsplash, flooring and painting
In our industry, a lot of companies will ask you for your budget. It seems difficult to establish a budget when you don’t know what it means for your kitchen. The national or regional averages, like those above, are not much help except as a point of reference. You might have your own preferences and your home is not the same as everyone else’s, so your design and construction issues will be unique.
For those who don’t fully know their budget we offer a different approach. We believe the budget should evolve. For a consultation fee we will meet in your home and discussing some ideas, we will put together both a preliminary design and pricing to help establish a starting point. We usually price several selections from one or more cabinet lines and a range of countertop possibilities along with allowances for all of the remaining selections you will need to make. It will be much easier to make selections of cabinets, countertops, etc. when you can see how much they cost and how they affect the overall project cost. Modification of the design and the scope of work can also have an impact on the budget. Now that you can see what things cost it will be easier to establish your budget and decide what you want to include in your new kitchen.
There are actually several options available in choosing the right kitchen flooring material:
- Ceramic tile kitchen floors
- Wood kitchen floors
- Laminate kitchen floors
- Rubber kitchen floors
- Quarry tile kitchen floors
- Natural stone tile kitchen floors
- Vinyl tile kitchen floors
Wooden flooring come in different forms including plank wood flooring, strip wood flooring and patterned wood flooring. Similarly with natural stone tile flooring, homeowners can choose from different natural stone types including limestone, marble and slate. Among the different kitchen floor types, vinyl flooring material is most popular due to several factors including durability, ease of installation, ease of maintenance and cost.