5 Things to Know Before Starting a Kitchen Renovation

Renovating your kitchen can be an exciting prospect. However, it can also be an overwhelming and time-consuming process, especially if you’re starting from scratch. Before you even think about picking out new countertops or cabinets, there are a few things you should consider. In this post, we’ll discuss five things you should know before starting a kitchen renovation.

1. Establish Your Budget

One of the most important things to consider before starting a kitchen renovation is your budget. Renovating a kitchen can be costly, so it’s essential to establish a realistic budget that takes into consideration any unforeseen expenses. Determine what you can realistically afford and stick to it.

2. Identify Your Goals

Before starting the renovation process, identify your goals. Determine what you want to achieve with your new kitchen. Do you want more storage? Would you like a more open floor plan? Understanding what you want to achieve with your renovation will help you plan and communicate your vision to your contractor.

3. Hire a Professional Contractor

Renovating a kitchen can be a complex process involving many different trades. Hiring a professional contractor with experience in kitchen renovations can ensure that the job is done correctly and on time. Look for a contractor with references and certifications to ensure that they have the necessary experience and qualifications to tackle your project.

4. Choose the Right Materials

Choosing the right materials for your kitchen renovation is an important decision. Materials should be durable, functional, and match your vision for the space. Consider factors such as maintenance, durability, and style when selecting items such as countertops, cabinets, and flooring.

5. Expect the Unexpected

Renovations can be full of surprises. Even with the best planning, unexpected issues can arise. Be prepared for unforeseen expenses and setbacks. Hiring a professional contractor can help you avoid potential issues and mitigate any that do arise.

In summary, before starting a kitchen renovation, establish your budget, identify your goals, hire a professional contractor, choose the right materials, and expect the unexpected. With proper planning and hiring a professional team, your kitchen renovation can be a smooth and exciting process.

One Year Warranty:

We proudly offer a one-year warranty on every project, backed by the same licensed, bonded, and insured trade partners involved in the original construction. To ensure your satisfaction and peace of mind, we schedule post-work inspections. Any concerns covered under the warranty will be addressed promptly and respectfully, acknowledging the value you place in your investment and your home.


As construction commences, your long-awaited concept and design begin to take shape as our team strikes nails with expert precision. Whether you choose to remain on-site or temporarily relocate, our team strives to minimize any disruption to your daily routine. We meticulously handle all aspects of permit acquisition, licensing, insurance, and project management, keeping you informed via weekly on-site meetings. These meetings provide a platform for us to present any proposed revisions and arrange for any desired change orders to be scheduled, so you have a clear understanding of the timeline and can plan accordingly.

Once construction concludes, our commitment to perfection continues. The space is meticulously cleaned by professional cleaners to remove all traces of construction dust and debris. We then undertake a rigorous inspection of all work, ensuring every aspect of the renovation meets or exceeds your expectations. Finally, you can luxuriate in your newly remodeled home, relishing newfound comfort and delight in the beautiful transformation that your vision has brought to fruition.

Design Approval + Finish Selections:

With approval on the initial concepts, you’ll work with our designer to select finish options and fixtures that match your aesthetic and are within your budget. Finish selections are what tie the design together–design is in the details.

In these series of meetings, you’ll review and select:
  • A clearly-defined design concept
  • Rough plans and sketches to showcase how it’ll all come together
  • How the plans work within your initial budget
  • Flooring
  • Trim and millwork
  • Cabinetry and countertops
  • Paint and tiles
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Plumbing and hardware

Design Phase:

In the project design phase, our designers and architects will take your vision to paper. We will work together with you to conceptualize the finished renovation and scope the construction needs.


With the information from our walkthrough meeting, we’ll put together a detailed Estimate with cost projections and allowances for your project. We want you to have a realistic projection of how much it will cost and what work is involved in bringing your vision into reality—so get excited! Together, we’ll sign a design agreement so that we can begin immediately on the Design Phase.

Initial Walkthrough:

Where your daydream starts to become a reality, the initial walkthrough offers us the opportunity to get to know you, understand your tastes, and learn about your goals for a successful home renovation. During the initial meeting, you’ll meet with our owners at your home and walk through the spaces you’d like to improve.

Through conversation, we’ll discover:
  • Your current constraints with the space
  • Your specific desires for improvements
  • Your lifestyle and design tastes
  • Your long term goals for the home and how you plan to live in it
  • Your desired investment amount