From Drab to Fab: A Comprehensive Look at the Kitchen Remodeling Process in Los Angeles

envisioning a kitchen remodel that sells homes

Kitchens represent the heart of the home for many Los Angeles residents. When you hire professionals for a full kitchen remodel, you increase your home’s value on the market and for yourself. But making the most of available space requires hiring a contractor with professional experience in the kitchen remodeling process.

At I&E Cabinets, Inc., we use a specialized process that combines your wishes and needs while creating a hassle-free experience for your family.

#1 Consult with Our Kitchen Designer

During the first step, you need a game plan that combines your budget and vision. Our professional kitchen designer will provide pointers while developing a blueprint. Their extensive experience with diverse remodel projects ensures an easy transition from drab to fab.

#2 Establish Wants vs. Needs For a Full Kitchen Remodel

Our designer will also assess what you need and want during the planning stage. Consider what your dream kitchen looks like. Do you picture a vast kitchen island in the center of the action?

You should also consider how you want your current storage space to change. If you have a problem with movement and space, you could consider one of the classic kitchen design plans to improve your space’s layout. Our designer will help you nail down the specifics before we begin the project.

#3 Kitchen Demolition

Once you complete the planning stage of the kitchen remodeling process, we’ll begin removing certain fixtures including:

  • Walls
  • Old cabinets
  • Floors
  • Plumbing
  • Wiring

Demolition may seem like a haphazard task, but our team pours care and precision into the process. We'll save as much of your existing structure as possible to minimize construction time.

Beforehand, our team will also acquire the appropriate permits to ensure complete legality and cooperation with local regulations. You don't need to worry about searching for permit applications and gathering complicated paperwork; we'll take care of the whole process for you.

We'll also recycle as much material as possible and salvage anything we might use later. When it’s time to install fixtures and drywall, these salvaged materials can help you save money and stay on budget.

#4 Reworking HVAC and Electrical Systems

Your kitchen may require rerouted HVAC, wiring, and plumbing to accommodate new appliances like sinks, stoves, and lighting. Your kitchen remodel is the perfect opportunity to elevate these systems. Even if you plan on keeping the same systems and fixtures, our team can check for and replace old wires, worn ductwork, or damaged pipes.

Our professional contractors will put your safety and convenience first throughout this step. We'll work efficiently to ensure that you do not have to go without running water and electricity in your kitchen for long.

#5 Refinishing Ceilings, Walls, and Floors

Next, we’ll install new drywall and prime these surfaces to seal and protect them. Then, we'll apply high-performance paint in your desired shade and finish.

After refinishing the walls and ceiling, we’ll clean, prep, and install your chosen flooring. The cost will depend on the type of flooring. While tile costs more, it boasts better durability. Sheet vinyl costs less but doesn’t withstand foot traffic or wear and tear as well.

#6 Cabinet Refacing and Installation

Once we install your new flooring, we can begin cabinet refacing — our specialty. If you chose a completely new set of countertops, cabinet structures, and cabinet doors, we'll work closely with you to install them according to your precise wants and needs.

We’ll also add the smaller details, like:

  • Faucets
  • Sinks
  • Handles
  • Garbage disposal
  • Updated lighting fixtures

You’ll start seeing your vision take a more definite shape at this point.

#7 Appliance Installation

Whether you purchased new appliances or stayed with your old ones, we’ll reinstall them as the final step in our remodeling process. Our team ensures that items like refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves fit and work safely. Finally, we'll ask you to do a walk-through and inspection to ensure that your kitchen meets your standards. If you want any changes, just let us know!

Explore Your Options with Our Kitchen Remodeling Process

The kitchen remodeling process requires attention to detail and safety precautions. It also combines creativity with the practical use of concrete materials. When you hire our team of professionals for your project in Los Angeles, you get the best service from talented, committed experts.

Schedule your free consultation with I&E Cabinets, Inc. by calling us at (888) 487-1539