Step 0-A - Free Estimate

Free estimate appointment

Free estimate appointment

Free estimate appointment

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Our highly experienced estimator will give you a rough estimate - in your home and on the spot! 

Start an idea book

Free estimate appointment

Free estimate appointment

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 Houzz.com is a great resource. Set up an account and start saving pictures and ideas you like.

Look at Cabinets

Free estimate appointment

Look at Cabinets

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 Here are some companies we deal with:

IKEA | Semihandmade | UB Kitchens 

Step 0-B - Professional Services

Conceptual Design Service

Fixed Price Proposal Service

Conceptual Design Service

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This service provides the broad strokes and helps you to visualise in 3D, the design changes to your kitchen or bathroom.  

Cabinet Planning Service

Fixed Price Proposal Service

Conceptual Design Service

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With a conceptual plan established, this next service will get into the final details of your cabinet design. 

Fixed Price Proposal Service

Fixed Price Proposal Service

Fixed Price Proposal Service

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 The Fixed Price Line Item Proposal that spells out exactly what it will take to complete your project on budget and on time. 

Step 1 - Dust Protection

Plastic wall protection

Plastic furniture protection

Plastic furniture protection

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 We will create plastic walls or zip walls where access is required. 

Plastic furniture protection

Plastic furniture protection

Plastic furniture protection

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Shelves and furniture in nearby rooms are covered with plastic.

Ramboard floor protection

Plastic furniture protection

Ramboard floor protection

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Floors are covered with Ramboard in high traffic or work areas.

Step 2 - Demolition and Carpentry

Opening walls

Structural beams

Temporary walls

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Opening walls are popular and we work with a structural engineer to determine exactly what is required to do it safely.

Temporary walls

Structural beams

Temporary walls

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 Before a wall can be removed and a structural beam can be placed, a new temporary support wall is typically required - as specified by our engineer. 

Structural beams

Structural beams

Structural beams

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 Structural beams are specified by our engineer - based on span and load. We have performed many, many projects of this nature. 

Step 3 - Electrical & Plumbing Rough

Re-routing wires

Re-routing wires

Re-routing wires

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When configuration changes there are plenty of wires to deal with.

Wiring plan

Re-routing wires

Re-routing wires

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The wiring plan is carefully verified before sheetrock goes up.

Plugs & Switches

Re-routing wires

Plugs & Switches

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Tweaks to plugs and switches are sometimes required during cabinet installation.

Jackhammer

Sink & faucets

Plugs & Switches

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A change in the sink position might require is to jackhammer space for new plumbing lines.

Plumbing plan

Sink & faucets

Sink & faucets

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Plumbing line positions are carefully verified before cement is poured.

Sink & faucets

Sink & faucets

Sink & faucets

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We often move sinks and faucets to deal with a new plumbing configuration.

Step 4 - Sheetrock, Texture & Paint

Tile & sheetrock demolition

Tile & sheetrock demolition

Tile & sheetrock demolition

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In some cases it is easier to remove the tile and the sheetrock as one unit.

Sheetrock replacement

Tile & sheetrock demolition

Tile & sheetrock demolition

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New sheetrock is installed as a smooth, straight surface for new tile.

Painting

Tile & sheetrock demolition

Tile demolition only

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In most cases we paint ahead of cabinets going in as can be seen from the previous picture.

Tile demolition only

Floating and preparing wall

Tile demolition only

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Sometimes the tile can be removed on it's own and the old sheetrock left in place.

Floating and preparing wall

Floating and preparing wall

Floating and preparing wall

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Additional work is done to float the old wall and provide a smooth surface for tile.

A perfect backsplash

Floating and preparing wall

Floating and preparing wall

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Both techniques provide the same beautiful result. The underlying preparation is key.

Step 5 - Flooring

Dustless flooring removal

Tying into existing floors

Tying into existing floors

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We work with Austin Dustless Tile removal to provide a dustless experience and smooth result.

Tying into existing floors

Tying into existing floors

Tying into existing floors

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Providing matching material is available, we often tie into existing floors.

Flooring before cabinets

Tying into existing floors

Flooring before cabinets

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Most floors can be installed before cabinets go in - except for floating floors.

Whole house flooring

Whole house flooring

Flooring before cabinets

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Big flooring installations are done with various companies and subs we like to work with. 

Making it easy

Whole house flooring

Perfect results

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Installing ahead of cabinets can be easier as the space is wide open. 

 

Perfect results

Whole house flooring

Perfect results

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 Some cabinets have snap-on toe-kick, resting on top of the floor with no trim needed.

Step 6 - Cabinet Installation

Confirming the layout

Assembly and installation

Assembly and installation

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The cabinet installer will confirm the layout plan and various site conditions.

Assembly and installation

Assembly and installation

Assembly and installation

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We use specialist cabinet installers to do the work. It is very technical and precise in nature

Cabinet lights

Assembly and installation

Cabinet lights

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Depending on the brand of cabinets, lights are installed with cabinets or later in the project.

Step 7 - Countertop Installation

Template measurement

Template measurement

Template measurement

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 After cabinets are installed, a template is done to provide detailed measurements. 

Template details

Template measurement

Template measurement

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 The purpose is to measure for details like you see here - a turn around a wall.

Temporary sink

Template measurement

Temporary sink

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Should there b a major delay - we offer a temporary sink service.

The big day

Beautiful results

Temporary sink

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Material will arrive pre-cut with various tweaks handled on site.

Specialist crews

Beautiful results

Beautiful results

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It takes a lot of experience (and heavy lifting) to get this done.

Beautiful results

Beautiful results

Beautiful results

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Countertop installation is a big milestone and it means we are close to completion.

Step 8 - Final Plumbing

Sink Hookup

Dishwasher hookup

Faucet install

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The countrtop installers will install the sink, but the plumbing hookup is done by us.

Faucet install

Dishwasher hookup

Faucet install

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 Shut down valves are replaced at this stage and the new faucet is hooked up to them.

Dishwasher hookup

Dishwasher hookup

Dishwasher hookup

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 The dishwasher is connected to the appropriate supply valves and drain lines. 

Disposal hookup

Fridge line connections

Dishwasher hookup

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 Disposal is hooked up including electrical 

the connection.

Soap supply hookup

Fridge line connections

Fridge line connections

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Any special soap dispensers and sprayers are hooked up. 

Fridge line connections

Fridge line connections

Fridge line connections

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The fridge plumbing is hooked up and fridge gets installed

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The next technical steps of how we deal with a kitchen remodel are under construction.


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