Kitchen Remodeling, Greenville NC

Hancock Home Solutions provides professional 

Kitchen Remodeling services to Greenville NC and surrounding areas. 

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Our clients often ask what the remodeling process will be like.

Though not as inexpensive as other smaller, less in-depth projects, Kitchen remodels are rated among the best home improvement projects in terms of return on investment, as well as, personal enjoyment. Rely on Hancock Home Solutions team of professionals for a successful outcome. There are many ways to approach a project and each one is as unique as you are but these tips from our project advisers, will help you get the most out of your kitchen remodel and understand what to expect during the overall process. Contact us today and we can help you make smart choices and create a space you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Kitchen Remodeling 

Kitchen remodels can be a major investment of time and money, but done properly, they’ll create a space that looks great and functions well for years to come. Whether you plan to do some, all, or none of the work yourself, understanding what steps are involved, and in which order to take them, will help the process go more smoothly.

Step 1: Get Inspired

This is the sky’s-the-limit phase. Now is the time to consider decorating styles and dream about which fixtures and materials you’d choose if money were no object. Page through decorating magazines, watch home improvement programs, and surf the internet for inspiration or we can help you organize your ideas. Virtual mood boards can be created using Pinterest or by creating online favorites list!

Step 2: Set a Budget

Using your inspiration boards as a starting point, we can help you establish your budget to determine which materials and products are realistic, and where compromises will have to be made. We will estimate what labor and material costs will be to help bring your vision to life

Step 3: Hire Us

With your wish list and budget in hand, decide how much of the work you’re willing and able to do yourself, then call on our qualified professionals to take care of the rest. Take time to check our references, review our before/after photos from previous jobs, and see if we're the right fit for you and we will provide you with a written estimate before you sign the contract.

Step 4: Purchase Products and Materials

In order to make the project run smoothly, we have all of your flooring, cabinetry, lighting, sinks, faucets, and appliances ordered or in-hand before demolition begins. We work with you to ensure that the products you choose will work in the space and that the right plumbing and electrical connections are in place. We can also keep you abreast of the project timeline so you know where we are throughout each phase. Hancock Home Solutions project experts can help you choose products based on your style and needs. We set up and handle all of the delivery schedules for you so things arrive when we need them and you don't have to worry with it.

Step 5: Demolition

Demolition is a messy, time-consuming and potentially dangerous job. Without the proper knowhow, it’s easy to cause damage to walls, floors, plumbing, and electrical connections. Exposed nails, splintered wood, and falling objects are all potential risks for injury. Done correctly, DIY demolition can save money, but if you have any doubts, leave this work to our pros.

Step 6: Replace or Repair Subfloor

For a flawless finished project, your flooring needs a sound, smooth, dry, and level surface to rest on. An irregular surface can affect the look of hardwood and cause tiles to crack. Before and after demolition, we inspect the existing subfloor for soft spots, dampness, pits and cracks. We replace spongy or deteriorated sections, patch small cracks, and check for level. We address any dampness by making sure it isn’t caused by leaks, then install a moisture barrier where needed. We advise you which materials are best for the flooring you’re installing. This is also a good time to address any floor squeaks. The fix can be as simple as adding another screw or two to secure the subfloor to the floor joists below.

Step 7: Frame Any New Walls

If your new design calls for new walls to be erected, now is the time to frame them in.

Step 8: Update and Move Utilities

Demoing your kitchen down to the studs provides the perfect opportunity to move plumbing or add electrical outlets. Easy access will also make it convenient for you to update outdated pipes and wiring. 

Step 9: Install, Prime, and Paint Drywall & Ceiling

Priming and painting the walls and ceiling before cabinets and flooring go in makes the job go quickly and eliminates the worry of paint drips on expensive finishes. Any dings or scratches that occur during installation can easily be touched up later.

If, however, you are going with wallpaper or wallcoverings, we will advise you to wait until after your cabinets are installed. This is because wallpaper cannot be touched up as easily as paint if it should get damaged in the process of cabinet installation.

Steps 10 & 11 Floors or Cabinets First?

There are two schools of thought on whether flooring or cabinets should be installed first. The right answer will depend upon your budget, what type of floors will be installed, and how much flexibility you want for future remodels.

Those in the “cabinets first” camp point out that if cabinets are placed on top of flooring, it can be difficult to cut back the floor if you want to change it in the future. They also note that if the flooring is laid first, the cabinets cover up much of material, so you’d be paying for expensive flooring that will never be seen. However, installing the flooring after cabinets have been set in place will become an issue if you ever change the layout of your kitchen. Re-positioning cabinets in the future will mean either finding material that matches your existing flooring to fill in the gaps, or replacing the flooring throughout the entire space.

We typically recommend laying tile or hardwood before setting the cabinets in place, with one exception: floating wood floors. Because this type of flooring is not nailed or glued down, it expands and contracts when the temperature or humidity fluctuate. It needs a little wiggle room, so this type of flooring should be installed after the cabinets are in.

Step 12: Install the Countertops, Sink, Faucet, and Cabinet Hardware

You’re in the home stretch! Once the countertops, sink, and faucet are in, your construction zone will start to look like a kitchen again. Installing the cabinet hardware will add the finishing touch.

Step 13: Touch Up Paint

If any damage occurred while installing cabinets, countertops, or flooring, this is the time to patch drywall and touch up the paint.

Step 14: Install Appliances

Our careful planning at the beginning of your project will mean the appliances are delivered just before they’re ready to be put in place.

Step 15: Light Fixtures, Accessories, and Decor

With the cabinets, flooring, and appliances in place, we will be able to make quick work of installing the light fixtures. Then, all that’s left is to hang pot racks, wall art, decorative accessories and all the other things that will make your new kitchen look great and function perfectly.

Contact us today to see how we can help your project be successful one!

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