Remodeling Your Kitchen? Read This First!

Your kitchen is truly the heart of your home.  It is a place where memories are made.  Let Michael Angelo Exteriors upgrade your kitchen to a more efficient design where more memories can be made for generations to come.

If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen,  you have probably talked to friends and neighbors, visited showrooms, looked through magazines and watched home improvement shows.  That’s great.  You may already have an idea of the type of cabinets, countertops, appliances, lighting and hardware that you want.

Remodeling Process

Your remodel will progress through several stages.  The first stage of preparation and demolition is an exciting stage.  You are on your way to your dreams coming true.  Out with the old and in with the new.  However, before this cathartic moment can happen, you will need to empty all of your cabinets. This is an excellent time to evaluate what you own and determine if it is still useful for you and your family.  Michael Angelo Exteriors firmly believes in giving back to the community.  If you have thought of new dishes or cookware, now is the time to donate your used items to charity so another family can enjoy them.

When it is time to remove your cabinetry, it’s not as dramatic as television may make it seem.  You won’t see us using sledge hammers.   Our goal is to carefully remove counter tops and cabinets so that they can be reused somewhere else.  Maybe you need some storage cabinets in the garage or shop.  If not, and your cabinets are still in usable shape, you may want to consider donating them to Habitat for Humanity in exchange for a tax deduction.

During the preparation and demolition stage, we will be installing dust barriers at your interior door openings, putting down red rosin paper or drop cloths to protect your flooring, and removing your cabinets and appliances.

Appliance and Fixture Installation

Once we have a clean slate to work with, we will begin work with the electrician, plumber, dry wall installer and painter.  The electrician will be roughing in 110V and 220V outlets as well as installing electrical wire for ceiling and under cabinet lighting.  The plumber will be roughing in water for the main sink as well as any sink or water dispenser that may be in an island or behind the cook-top.  Once everything is roughed in, the drywall installer and the painter get to work.

Here come the cabinets.  Your dream is starting to take shape.  Craftsmen will be installing your cabinet bases and upper cabinets.  Plywood tops will be installed and appliance cutouts will be made in preparation for your new counter top. The granite, quartz, Corian, Formica fabricator or tile installer will be out to measure for your new countertops. If your cabinets are prefinished, we will be moving on to the countertop installation.  If not, our paint team will be in to either stain or paint your cabinets. During this time, appliances, sink(s), and lighting will be delivered to the jobsite. Countertop installation is next, followed by appliance installation, electrical hookups and plumbing for sinks, dishwasher, and refrigerator.

Please keep in mind that we are extremely flexible and thrive on your satisfaction. If there is something you change your mind about or simply want adjusted, we will work with you! We want to help you achieve your dream kitchen!

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