- February 1, 2019
A kitchen is a perfect place for making memories, preparing large meals for the holidays, baking cookies for after school treats, or simply coming together as a family at the end of a long work day. However, if your kitchen is looking worn and outdated, you may find yourself avoiding the room entirely. Find the inspiration you need to design the kitchen of your dreams with the beautiful products and outstanding services of ISD Granite.
Our family owned and operated company specializes in spectacular kitchen makeovers. Our excellent design team is dedicated to helping you with your custom kitchen remodel, combining the highest quality kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, sinks, and so much more to bring out your signature style.
With over 15 years experience and a real focus on customer satisfaction, you can rely on us for your next project. We provide a professional renovation and installation services with a real focus on customer satisfaction.
You can start by getting a good idea for the type of look and style you want. If you don’t know yet, look at some magazines, websites, or watch some home remodeling shows to get some design ideas. Then, contact us for a Free Design Consultation with a Remodeling Consultant. You will be instructed by your Remodeling Consultant as to what exact steps you need to take. But, generally speaking, before construction begins, you’ll want to clear out the area being worked on of all your personal belongings that can be removed. Although, we cover the areas surrounding our work area, you’ll want to protect your furniture from dust with plastic and/or sheets.
At the risk of sounding elusive, we really must say that “it depends.” The scope of the kitchen remodeling dictates how long the project will take. For example, if you are removing a wall or two to open up the kitchen, which is a very common trend now, the actual construction will obviously take a little bit longer. But, it is important to remember that removing or adding walls will generally require building department permits, which will also add to the project time.
Here’s a sample timeline, for illustration purposes only, of a kitchen remodeling project that does not include removing or adding walls:
-Meet with a remodeling consultant for a Free Design Consultation and get proposal – 1 week.
-Meet at our showroom, finalize the scope of the project and the terms of a Remodeling Agreement – 2 to 3 weeks.
-Select all the materials for the project – 1 to 4 weeks.
-Materials are ordered and delivered – 4 to 8 weeks.
-Demolition and removal of old materials and appliances – 1 week.
-Installation of new materials and appliances, flooring, plumbing and electrical work, painting – 3 to 4 weeks.
-Finishing touches and clean up – 1 to 2 weeks.
From a functional standpoint, cabinetry is probably the most expensive item in the kitchen, mainly because of its sheer volume. However, you can also spend a lot of money on your countertops and flooring, depending on the style and materials you like.
Realtor® Magazine reported that for the year 2005, the national average return on investment for kitchen remodeling is between 84.8% and 98.5% depending upon whether it is a major or minor project and whether the budget is upscale or moderate. However, in large metropolitan areas like Atlanta, the return ranged from 119.5% to 135%. So, many people will actually make a substantial profit on the money they invest in their kitchen.