Plan Your Remodel: Have a New Kitchen Ready Before Summer
Can you believe it’s already February? Even though we’re facing the coldest month of the year, the snow, ice and extra layers of clothing are a reminder that the warmer temperatures of spring and summer are right around the corner.
If you are hoping to have a new kitchen to enjoy during the sunshiny days of summer, now is the time to start planning your project. There’s more than enough time to get it done. Below are steps you’ll need to get started on your remodel with CliqStudios.
The first step for any remodel is having a good idea of what you want to achieve. Take a few days to page through magazines, tour open houses, and browse the internet for kitchen photos for inspiration. Mainly, figure out what style kitchen you’re going for. When you start getting those first hints of what you like, order free samples from CliqStudios to view the quality of the construction and finish in person.
Determine Kitchen Measurements & Budget
Before any new cabinets, appliances, and counters can be ordered and purchased, you’ll first need to measure your space to make sure everything will fit correctly. Using our Kitchen Measurement Guide and Video, send the completed measurements to your designer.
You’ll also need to establish a budget so you know how much you can spend on each part of your kitchen. We’ve developed two tools to help you come up with a budget that works for you.
Cabinet Quick Quote: Our Quick Quote calculator will give you and estimated cost for new kitchen cabinets.
Find Your General Contractor
If you do not have home construction or remodeling experience, it’s a good idea to hire a general contractor who is well versed in the process. Find a contractor who you feel comfortable working with and can accommodate your fast-approaching deadline. They’ll handle building permits, demolition and debris removal, and cabinet installation. Make sure to inform your contractor of the delivery date of your cabinets, and work with them to set delivery dates for the other kitchen materials and appliances.
Start Your Kitchen Design
After you’ve determined a budget and submitted kitchen measurements to CliqStudios, our kitchen designers can start designing. Depending on the complexity and size of your space, you’ll receive an initial design in 2–4 business days.
Finalize Cabinetry Design & Place Order
You can work with your CliqStudios designer through email, phone and screen-sharing. This means that you can design you cabinetry layout together, without having to leave your home. If you have a general contractor, they may want to discuss the cabinetry design with your designer. Our designers are more than happy to collaborate with your contractor and provide needed information.
Cabinetry Construction, Shipment & Delivery
Select Appliances, Hardware, Countertop & Lighting
During this waiting period, you’ll need to remain dedicated to your project. Make your final product selections, including the appliances, cabinet hardware, countertop material, backsplash, lighting, paint and anything else you’ll need for your new kitchen.
As you make product selections, try to line up delivery dates right before installation. This way, you won’t have giant boxes sitting around for weeks, but everything will be ready when it’s needed. Installation, along with stocking your new kitchen, generally takes about two weeks.
If you’re interested in starting your cabinetry project, request your free kitchen design today!