Plan Your Project
Ready to build your dream kitchen? Where do you start? With so options out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are a few tips on how to get started.
1. Determine a timeline
The timeline of a kitchen renovation can vary depending on the scope of the project and any unexpected issues that arise. However, a typical kitchen renovation can take anywhere from 10-16 weeks, with planning and design taking 2-6 weeks, and construction taking 6-10 weeks.
2. Determine a budget
Do you have a budget? Need to create one? We can help! Use our renovation calculator:
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Design Your Room
It’s time to book your free consultation! We’re excited to meet you, here is what you need to know, do, and gather before you book your appointment with a Jos Will Kitchen Designer.
Working with our professional kitchen designers to help you design your layout based on a detailed understanding of your needs. We have the cabinet knowledge and expertise to make recomendations on door styles, wood selections and design treatments.
Even if you are just beginning to think about renovating your kitchen, there are things you can do to ensure the first design meeting is productive. From clipping images you like and making lists, to measuring the space and outlining a budget, it’s important to gather materials that will help communicate your vision to our designer.
How to prepare for your meeting with our kitchen designers:
- Collect some Inspiration!
Build a collection of kitchen design images. This gives our designers a better idea of what you have in mind
- Do some homeowork
Asses your current kitchen, what you are your likes and dislikes?
- Imagine yourself in your new kitchen
How will you use your new space? Is it a gathering place, a place to prepare quick meals or are you a gourmet chef? Do you like to buy in bulk? Do you like display decor?
- Select your appliance
An extra large refrigerator, pro-style range or double oven can dramatically impact space allocation throughout your kitchen
- Outline your budget
Create an initial budget ahead of time. This outline tells us a lot about your project and the parameters within which we will working.
* Typically the design stage takes two to four weeks.
Once we get approvals on our design we start working on manufacturing your new kitchen. While we work on building your cabinetry you can begin to prepare for the installation prior to the delivery of cabinets by using this checklist:
- Remove old cabinets (if removal is not part of your contract)
- Make all plumbing, heating and electrical changes
- Complete replacement, relocation or removal of windows, doors and walls
- Repair walls and ceilings
- Remove old floor covering
- Repair or replace sub floor
- Remove all furniture and accessories from room or cover for protection
- Remove appliances from room
Living through your kitchen renovation
Life without a kitchen can be challenging. Take away the stove and the oven, then the kitchen sink, and cooking becomes a challenging task! Preparation can significantly ease the restrictions of losing your kitchen.Having the right tools on hand and stocking your pantry to make your remodel run as smoothly as possible. Here are our tips to prepare:
Create a temporary kitchen – Find an area of your house where you can set up a temporary kitchen. A folding works great as a temporary countertop, providing room for secondary appliances that make homemade meals possible. Situate a toaster oven, coffee maker, crock-pot, microwave or even an electric single burner and you’ll be cooking in no time!
Set aside the right tools – When working in a provisional kitchen, less is definitely more. In a small box, set aside the cooking utensils and cookware that you’ll need – those that are compatible with the microwave, toaster oven, etc. Another box should keep essentials like tin foil, plastic wrap, garbage bags and sandwich bags handy, while everything else goes into storage. Locating the temporary kitchen near a laundry tub or bathroom sink will save valuable time when it comes doing dishes.
Stock ready to eat items – Take time to inventory your pantry and stock up on dry and canned goods such as cereals, canned and dry soups, canned fruit and vegetables, etc. Things like crackers, nuts, peanut butter, raisins and string cheese make for quick snacks; while prepared foods including heat-and-serve entrées, salad bar or a rotisserie chicken can be found in your grocer’s deli. Consider creating freeze-and-heat meals or stock up on microwaveable main-course meals like lasagna, soups, stews and meatballs.
Our professional team of installers do all the work here!
One average it takes one week to install a full kitchen. Depending on the type of countertop you have chosen, it could take an additional 2-4 weeks for the full install to be complete. Quartz countertops require templating which is done when the cabinets are installed for the most accurate measurement.
But don’t worry! You can use your new kitchen as soon as the cabinets are installed. When you purchase your countertops through Jos Will Millwork, we built temporary countertops you can use until your new countertops are installed.
Love your space
You’ve envisioned and planned, made selections and endured installation. Now, the work is complete and your new kitchen is all you dreamed it would be. To keep the dream alive and well, tap these helpful resources to ensure your cabinets continue to look great and function beautifully.
Wondering how to keep your new cabinets looking beautiful? We can help!
Follow these instructions: Dust them periodically, keep them clean by using a soft lint-free cloth, (or a microfiber cloth for laminate and high gloss cabinetry) AND THAT’S IT!
Ready to get started or have any questions? Reach out today!
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