Signature Kitchens - Kitchen Remodeling in Memphis

Signature Kitchens Memphis

Kitchen Remodeling

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Here, we have gathered information and tools to help you fulfill your kitchen remodeling vision.

How do I start planning for my new kitchen?
Planning Considerations
Do I need to take measurements?
What is the proper way to take measurements?
What should I expect during the remodeling process?

 

When planning for your new or renovated kitchen, there are important questions you should examine to ensure your expectations are met.

1. What do you like or dislike about your current or previous kitchen?
2. What's on the wish list of everyone else using the kitchen?
3. What are your highest priorities and how much is in the budget?
4. Are there people with special needs that will use the kitchen?
5. Do you have enough counter space for food preparation?
6. Is your storage space adequate?
7. Do you have enough shelf space?
8. Do your cabinet doors open and close easily?
9. Is your preparation and work space large enough?
10. Do you have sufficient lighting and electrical outlets?
11. Would you benefit from having adjustable shelving?
12. Is there plenty of room to load/unload your dishwasher?
13. Are the seating arrangements sufficient?
14. Is there space for other activities likely to occur in the kitchen?
15. Is your kitchen easy to clean?
16. Do you have or want a recycling area?

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Consider the types of appliances, cabinetry, and storage desired.

Appliances:

Range
Refrigerator
Dishwasher
Trash compactor
Garbage disposal
Microwave
Range hood
Warming drawer
Wine chiller
Hot water dispenser
Built-in ice maker
Second dishwasher
Extra refrigerator or freezer space
Bar sink
Television
Radio
More electrical outlets

Lighting:

Task lighting
Toekick lighting
Under cabinet lighting  

Cabinetry & storage: 

Tilt-down drawer for sponges
Spice rack
Built-in wine rack
Appliance garage
Bookshelf for cookbooks
Breadbox
Cutlery storage area
Recycling area
Divided tray storage
Computer work area
Lazy Susan storage
Adjustable shelving
Divided silverware drawer
More drawer storage
More shelf storage
Glass door fronts

Work area(s):

More counter space
Island area
 

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Do I need to take measurements?

Scrapbooks, pictures and napkin drawings. You've got some ideas put together but you may be missing an important element for designing and estimating your upcoming remodeling plans - the measurements.

It's not required of you but, bringing general measurements to our showroom will help your Designer identify design opportunities and increase the accuracy of your estimate.

To make this easier, our friends at Quality Cabinets have made this handy measuring guide. It comes complete with a sample grid to help you create an informal drawing with measurements taken in all the right places.

As always, we are happy to come to your home for consultation and measuring purposes. And, to put your mind at ease,, we will come out to take final measurements if needed before we order the materials.

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The Remodeling Process - What should I expect?

Generally speaking, the order of events for a major kitchen remodeling project will go something like this.

After you’ve made all of your choices and have the installation specifications for the products and materials you will use, you will need to discuss the schedule with your designer and/or contractor. They will change the installation order based on the lead times and specifications on various materials.
 

A typical kitchen remodeling schedule would start with a complete tear-out, any structural modifications, installation of windows and doors, plumbing modifications, electrical modifications, drywall, tape and texture, painting, floor and underlayment (particle board), cabinet installation, countertops, plumbing and electrical top-out, floor covering installation, and appliance installation, followed by a grand dinner party.

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