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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.
With a conceptual plan established, this next service will get into the final details of your cabinet design.
The Fixed Price Line Item Proposal that spells out exactly what it will take to complete your project on budget and on time.
We will create plastic walls or zip walls where access is required.
Shelves and furniture in nearby rooms are covered with plastic.
Floors are covered with Ramboard in high traffic or work areas.
Opening walls are popular and we work with a structural engineer to determine exactly what is required to do it safely.
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 are specified by our engineer - based on span and load. We have performed many, many projects of this nature.
When configuration changes there are plenty of wires to deal with.
The wiring plan is carefully verified before sheetrock goes up.
Tweaks to plugs and switches are sometimes required during cabinet installation.
A change in the sink position might require is to jackhammer space for new plumbing lines.
Plumbing line positions are carefully verified before cement is poured.
We often move sinks and faucets to deal with a new plumbing configuration.
In some cases it is easier to remove the tile and the sheetrock as one unit.
New sheetrock is installed as a smooth, straight surface for new tile.
In most cases we paint ahead of cabinets going in as can be seen from the previous picture.
Sometimes the tile can be removed on it's own and the old sheetrock left in place.
Additional work is done to float the old wall and provide a smooth surface for tile.
Both techniques provide the same beautiful result. The underlying preparation is key.
We work with Austin Dustless Tile removal to provide a dustless experience and smooth result.
Providing matching material is available, we often tie into existing floors.
Most floors can be installed before cabinets go in - except for floating floors.
Big flooring installations are done with various companies and subs we like to work with.
Installing ahead of cabinets can be easier as the space is wide open.
Some cabinets have snap-on toe-kick, resting on top of the floor with no trim needed.
The cabinet installer will confirm the layout plan and various site conditions.
We use specialist cabinet installers to do the work. It is very technical and precise in nature
Depending on the brand of cabinets, lights are installed with cabinets or later in the project.
After cabinets are installed, a template is done to provide detailed measurements.
The purpose is to measure for details like you see here - a turn around a wall.
Should there b a major delay - we offer a temporary sink service.
Material will arrive pre-cut with various tweaks handled on site.
It takes a lot of experience (and heavy lifting) to get this done.
Countertop installation is a big milestone and it means we are close to completion.
The countrtop installers will install the sink, but the plumbing hookup is done by us.
Shut down valves are replaced at this stage and the new faucet is hooked up to them.
The dishwasher is connected to the appropriate supply valves and drain lines.
Disposal is hooked up including electrical
Any special soap dispensers and sprayers are hooked up.
The fridge plumbing is hooked up and fridge gets installed
Our installer will start by making sure we have a perfectly smooth surface. It is key to achieving a great result.
Sanded grout is typically recommend for the best result. Epoxy grout is only used on very small joints or commercial applications.
A basic ceramic tile can produce stunning results. Trim edges look great with the use of Schluter tile trim.
We can do these. They require more cuts and subsequently cost a bit more.
Glass tile looks beautiful. It is difficult to cut and therefore costs more than ceramic to install.
A more rustic approach is popular again. These came from our friends at Clay Imports.
Vent hoods can range in complexity of installation. In rare cases we prefer the supplier's crews do the work.
Ranges typically require gas or electrical hookup and making sure they are level and working correctly.
IKEA Upper cabinets are 15 inches deep and require a special extender behind the microwave. to be installed.
Under cabinet lights, plug covers and various other lights are all hooked up.
Completing the final punch list and trash haul means the project is done!
Weeks of construction is over and you can have the full enjoyment of our work.
It's time to really occupy your new kitchen.
With walls removed and opened spaces, you are ready to enjoy a new standard of living.
Share the joy with friends and family!