We do free remodeling estimates. Our estimates are very detailed, listing out all the things we will do. We use a rough estimate for the cost of the cabinets. To get the exact price for cabinets, we refer you to a designer we work with, who charges a $400 fee. During that service, the kitchen designer will visit you at home and plan your kitchen with you. You will see 3D renderings as the process goes along. The designer will calculate the price for your cabinets and installation. With this done, you will have a complete price for the project.
In Home Design: 4 Hours | Bid preparation: 1 - 2 Days
We can get rid of them!
We also remove walls.
We provide detailed line item estimates.
There are no surprises.
Our remodeling estimates are free.
For 3D designs, we charge a small fee.
We work with various cabinet suppliers. Cabinets form a large portion of the project budget. You will find our advice on what to consider very helpful.
The kitchen designer we work with, will visit you at home to plan your dream kitchen.
The fee for this service is $400.
The Three Dimensional plan will help you visualize your kitchen and provide a complete price for cabinets and installation.
Unlike what you may see on HGTV, we do not use sledge hammers to perform demolitions - except in rare cases! Our highly skilled carpenters and installers will carefully remove old cabinets and make sure no one gets hurt. We often remove fur-downs (also called soffits), dropped ceilings and walls.
We can open up structural walls - based on exact engineering specifications.
We do it all the time.
It really enhances the space.
People love hanging out in the kitchen.
An open plan will typically create extra seating.
We often cut down bar height countertops to match the regular countertop height.
To remove a wall, an engineering letter is required. We have a deal with an engineer to provide this for $500.
Depending on the engineering requirements, we provide structural support during installation of structural beams.
Compare this picture with the first one in this group. The old wall is gone! The soffits are replaced with tall cabinets.
Under cabinet lights add a great quality to a kitchen. Its crucial to get rough wiring in the right position during this phase.
Yes, this kitchen has plugs located as part of the under cabinet lights. It requires careful electrical planning.
We can do that. In this case, we had to jackhammer through a concrete floor
to an island.
Getting rough plumbing done and set up ahead of other work is important.
Planning ahead. Rough wiring was all in place by the time cabinets came in.
We make it all come together at the end. Cabinet lights and new fixtures installed.
Depending on the condition of the sheetrock, when we remove old backsplash tile, we would typically need to replace the old backsplash sheetrock area - providing a smooth surface for tiling. Matching older textures require the skill of an experienced professional. Fresh paint makes for a clean look to any kitchen and is highly recommended as part of your project scope.
In some cases, the old backsplash tile comes of clean or with minor damage.
Wall preparation can be extensive, depending on conditions after demotion.
A perfectly smooth wall is crucial in order to create a beautiful backsplash.
In some cases, we simply cut out the old backsplash and sheetrock.
The old is gone and the new is in.
Painting is done where needed.
With as many kitchens as we do,
we make it look easy.
For flooring demolition, we can provide dustless flooring removal - an amazing service. Its easier to install new flooring before the new cabinets go in. The work space is wide open and there is no risk of damaging new cabinets. Also, some cabinets provide a snap-on toe kick. This allows for easy deep cleaning if your floor runs all the way under the cabinets. If your kitchen footprint changes and all that's needed is to patch some areas, we can do that - providing the material can be sourced.
Flooring removal can be messy. We provide dustless flooring removal services.
We often tie into existing flooring - providing matching materials are available.
In most cases, it is easier to do flooring
ahead of cabinet installation.
We often work in co-ordination with flooring companies to get in at specific times.
A wide open space makes for easy work
ahead of cabinet installation.
IKEA cabinets have snap-on toe-kick, resting on top of the floor with no trim needed.
We specialize in installing frameless European cabinets from suppliers like IKEA. We also install American cabinets from online suppliers like CliqStudios. These products provide excellent value. They do, however, require highly skilled and experienced installers. Our skills in this area is what sets us apart from most other kitchen remodeling companies and is also why we are priced so competitively.
The first thing we do is to make sure the layout plan will work. Lines are drawn and measurements are double checked.
The art of cabinet installation evolves around dealing with ceilings, walls and floors that are not level or plumb.
Cabinets have to be perfectly squared during assembly. Next they get secured to the walls.
Cabinets have to be perfectly level. This is verified at the end of the installation.
We double check to make are sure appliances will fit perfectly.
The project gets finished off with perfectly assembled drawers and doors.
This is a two step process. First a template is made. This is done once cabinets are fully installed. The template measures any slight imperfections such as a curve in your wall. The template is then used to manufacture the countertop. We offer a temporary countertop and sink installation service - highly recommended for busy families who need a functioning kitchen. (Eating out can get old!)
Countertop manufature: 14-28 Days
After cabinets are installed, a template is done to provide detailed measurements.
The purpose is to measure for details like you see in this picture.
We provide a temporary sink & countertop service while you wait on countrtops.
The counterop installers will fit the sink (but not hook up the plumbing).
Countertops are installed by specialists who do nothing esle. Customers need to be home for this step.
Seams and countertop materials are glued down onto cabinets with very strong epoxy glue.
Although the countrtop installers will install the sink, they won't do the hookup.
We always replace old shut down valves and the new faucet is hooked up to these.
The dishwasher is connected to the appropriate supply valves and drain lines.
Disposal is hooked up including electrical
Any special soap dispensers and sprayers are hooked up.
Should the project require a new fridge line connection, it is hookep up at this time.
We install a lot of regular ceramic subway tile - a great choice for most kitchens. Glass subway tile costs more to install, but can add wonderful depth. Backsplash tiles provide an opportunity for putting your own creative stamp on your kitchen. Most tile choices are available on short notice - allowing you to buy some samples and test them with your new countertops in place. Keep in mind that special patterns or accents can become dated. Choose with the long term in mind.
This type of layout requires special cuts and typically costs more.
There is an upcharge for glass tile as it is very deficult to cut. Results are stunning.
Getting professional help makes for a quick and beautiful project completion.
A perfectly smooth surface is required for successful tile installation.
We use sanded grout for the best results. These are sealed. Never use epoxy grout.
The choice of what tile to buy can wait untill countertops are in. That way you can see it before you buy it.
This includes the final gas hookup and ensuring the equipment is level and working.
The final hookup requires tying in all the vent pipes and electrical connections.
IKEA cabinets have 15 inch uppers and requires special equipment for microwaves.
Attention to detail is important when it comes to appliance installation.
Careful attention to appliance openings is required throughout the project.
Adjustments to equipment like dishwashers for a perfect fit iscrucial.
All electrical fittings such as hanging pendant lights, fitting trim rings for can lights, cover plates for switches and plugs will be completed on this step. Although old cabinets are typically hauled off by this stage, there will be quite a bit of additional construction debris and boxes that will be collected at this time. We will write our own punch list of final items. However, we welcome another set of eyes - if you wish to provide a list of your own, we will be delighted to take care of everything. A completed punch list = A completed project!
A professional installation means no wires are showing and lights are fully secured.
This inlcudes connections to all equipment inlcuding vents, lights & ovens.
We draw up our own punch lists, but encourage customers to make notes of their own.
We want you to love your new kitchen and we're here to take care of the details.
Pendants come in many forms and always work well over islands or peninsulas.
We hook up and safely secure everything from ceiling fans to chandeliers.