At The Kitchen Source, we believe the kitchen is the heart of the home.
Are you thinking about a luxury kitchen remodel? Planning a remodel can seem like an overwhelming task. Therefore, we have created a detailed step-by-step guide of the luxury kitchen remodel process.
In the era of HGTV and home design shows, the media can easily mislead homebuyers where home remodel costs and timelines are concerned. In general, the whole process takes approximately 6 – 9 months depending on the materials, scope, and communication between parties.
Below, we have separated each phase of the process with the corresponding “steps” and stages to set realistic expectations for your luxury kitchen remodel.
PHASE 1 | Setting A Budget | 3 – 6 weeks
Step #1 | Meet with a kitchen designer or stop by The Kitchen Source Showroom
Your luxury kitchen remodel process will start with your meeting with a kitchen designer. At The Kitchen Source, we offer in-house kitchen designers who are ready to assist you the moment you walk through the door.
In this step, we want to get you inspired about your new luxury kitchen! Our kitchen designers will show you different cabinet lines, discuss the differences in door styles and finishes as well as show off some of our fantastic Sub-Zero Wolf appliances. The designer will talk with you about your home design style and begin to understand what you are looking for in your future kitchen.
Step #2 | Complimentary In-Home Consultation
During this step, your kitchen designer will meet with you in your home to discuss the remodel space. You and your designer will discuss your plans while the designer offers their suggestions.
Here are some topics to consider:
- What do you want the layout to look like?
- How often do you use your kitchen? Do you entertain often?
- Do you need new appliances?
- Do you want to demo walls? Open up a new space?
- Are you wanting to update the overall style?
- Are you looking to update the finishes? Hardware?
The kitchen designer will discuss approximate price points on material and appliances options.
Click here to see our full article on how to budget for a luxury kitchen remodel.
Step #3 | Kitchen Designer Presents Your Kitchen Estimate
In this step, you will meet with your kitchen designer to discuss the overall project budget. This is your opportunity to voice your opinions on cost, budget allocation, and provide feedback on your kitchen remodel price point. Once you agree to remove forward, the kitchen designer will collect a design retainer and you will sign a contract to proceed.
PHASE 2 | The Design Process | 6 weeks – 2 months
This is the exciting part! You and your kitchen designer will start designing your new luxury kitchen. From baked-on cabinet finishes to elegant marble countertops to fun backsplash patterns to unique door hardware – this is the phase where your dreams start to become a reality.
Step #1 | Kitchen Design Team Measures Floor Plan
At this point, your kitchen design team will visit your home again to measure the space, take elevations, and draw up the floor plan (take walls out, move around cabinets).
The design team will then provide this information to the construction manager who will also measure the space. The construction team will then provide a labor bid and feedback on the project to the kitchen designer.
Step #2 | Designer Designs Your Kitchen Layout
This step is exactly as it says. Your kitchen designer will use the measurements, suggestions, and your design style to bring your new kitchen to life with a design.
Step #3 | The Kitchen Proposal
Here, your designer will present you with your kitchen proposal. They will provide you with the kitchen layout and a “scope of work” which is everything the design team plans on doing during this process (moving plumbing, demoing the walls, adding lighting, etc.).
Your kitchen designer will gather information on pricing out materials, countertops, backsplashes, floors, and finishes. You will also be provided with an approximate labor bid.
Here is your opportunity to approve or make changes as you see fit.
Step #4 | Sign Kitchen Design Contract
Once you approve the kitchen proposal, your designer will provide you a contract price to move forward with the final step.
PHASE 3 | Order Raw Materials | 8 – 12 weeks until installation
Your kitchen designer will place the order for raw materials at this phase. This time depends on the type of materials and cabinets you ordered as well as the scope of work.
During this time, you will be preparing your kitchen for the final installation. This is a great time to start packing up your kitchen to prepare for install!
PHASE 4 | Installation | 6 – 8 weeks
Are you completely remodeling your kitchen? Or are you doing minor updates? Are you replacing floors, removing existing cabinets, moving plumbing, and replacing sheetrock? This time frame depends on the scope and the amount of demo needed to create your luxury kitchen.
Here is the step-by-step breakdown of the installation process:
- Demoing the existing kitchen
- Prepping the space for installation
- Installation of cabinets
- Fabrication of countertops
- Installation of plumbing
- Installation of backsplash
- Appliance installation
- Final touches are added to the kitchen
Once the final payment is collected and photographs are taken – you are ready to enjoy your brand-new luxury kitchen!