Dreaming of a New Kitchen?
So much as mention the subject of a kitchen remodel, and many people will start on a long wish list. One could daydream for hours and hours about what their ideal kitchen would contain and look like. With so many options and cool designs available, just thinking of a kitchen remodel can soon start to seem daunting and overwhelming. A person may feel discouraged before any work has even begun.
At Prime Construction in Oklahoma City, we can help you choose the best design options, appliances and materials to suit your taste, lifestyle, wants, and needs. Prime Construction Services will come to your home and walk you through every step of the kitchen remodeling process. We will discuss your vision and try to get a feel for the kitchen of your dreams. The project manager and design team will work together to provide options and costs to suit your taste and budget.
The Remodeling Process
Once a start date and job length are agreed upon, you can watch while the transformation takes place. Our crew of contractors will begin by installing protective barriers (where needed) to protect the surrounding areas from dust and debris.
Prime Construction not only welcomes but encourages our clients to be as active in the kitchen remodeling process as they want to be. With debris barriers in place, you can go about your daily activities and still be able to watch the progress that is taking place in your kitchen. You can observe the workmanship in action and verify that only quality materials are being used. During the kitchen remodel process, we will stay in constant contact with you. As the customer, you will always know how the project is going and if there are any unexpected delays or problems.
Although every job is very individual, each kitchen remodel consists of the same basic elements:
SITE PREP AND DEMOLITION
Structural analysis – Structural analysis is needed to examine existing conditions. Determining your kitchen’s layout can play a significant role in dictating design and budget requirements.The physical elements of the kitchen, such as existing plumbing and type of subfloor, are all important factors. It is important to identify needed changes as early as possible, such as layout reworking, wall removals, rerouting of gas or plumbing lines, and electrical rewiring.
Design – This is the time to plan to collaborate with the design team at Prime Construction Services. You will select things such as wall colors, lighting, appliances, backsplash, flooring, sink, and hardware during the design phase. Our professional design team will help you translate the vision you have of your dream kitchen onto paper. If you don’t yet have a particular image in mind, that’s okay too. We can show you samples and pictures to get a better understanding of elements, styles, and textures. After the design work is completed, you will have a good idea of what your kitchen will look like after the kitchen remodel is completed.
Site Prep and Demolition – In the site prep stage, significant behind-the-scenes labor is needed to ensure that your kitchen renovation maintains its value over time. Old materials and fixtures need to be pulled out and disposed of — this can be dusty and messy. Almost without exception, and especially in old buildings, your contractor will need to strip the walls and flooring to frame and level before the installation begins. In addition, sheetrock work or intensive plastering may be needed before any surface work can commence.
Exposing the existing conditions inside walls also allows our contractor to address plumbing or electrical issues. Gas and plumbing lines, as well as outlets, may need to be moved. The work that is needed in the walls is critical for a successful kitchen remodel. Although this work does not “show up” in the design features, foundation alignment and infrastructure are crucial, so consider these wise investments.
Installation – Next, our team will begin the installation, using high-quality materials and our years of expertise — if hinges are not properly aligned on drawers or cabinets, or if the shelving is not completely level, these faults will not only prevent your kitchen remodel from aging well, but it will also affect the immediate function and aesthetics of your brand new kitchen. No one wants to see slightly crooked cabinet drawers or have doors that do not shut properly, so it’s important to hire an experienced group of professional contractors, such as our team at Prime Construction.
Clean-Up – In addition to sweeping up the site at the end of each day of construction, we will also give your new kitchen a thorough clean-up at the end of the remodeling process, to ensure that all debris is removed. We will make sure that your kitchen is functional, and then remove all of our equipment to leave you to enjoy your brand new kitchen!