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Preparing for a kitchen remodel

Ok, so what should you expect?  Here’s how the process works…

Step 1:  During your free in-home design consultation, your O’Hanlon Kitchens designer will talk to you about what you are looking to achieve with your kitchen remodel.  Your designer will take measurements and show you product samples. With your consent, the designer will then move to the next phase of designing your kitchen.

Step 2:  Once you have approved the final design, your designer will draft a detailed contract for your project.  The contract will include your project timelines, pricing information, and a breakdown of the payment schedule.  There is no money due at signing.

Step 3:  Your contract will be turned into the Project Coordinator, who will then call to schedule a remeasure appointment with you.  Our Measure Technician will remeasure your kitchen to ensure a proper fit and collect the first deposit of 30%.

Step 4:  Approximately 3-5 days after your remeasure appointment, we will provide you with your project start date and other important scheduling information.

Step 5:  The weekend before your start date, you will need to clear out your kitchen of all of it’s contents except for the appliances.  Our installers will move those for you.

Step 6:  Start Date!  Our installers typically arrive between the hours of 8am-10am on the first day of the job.  They will go over the project with you, and get started on the demolition.  The demolition usually takes 1 day.  We recommend that you are present the first day of the project so you can meet your installers.

Step 7:  After the demolition, we will prepare the space with any necessary plumbing, electrical, drywall repair, lighting, and flooring.  It is common for the rough-in phase to go into the second week.

Step 8:  During the second week of the project, we will receive your cabinets and this is when the second deposit of 30% is due.  All of the cabinets will be installed this week.  We will template for your countertop toward the end of this week.

Step 9:  At the end of the third week, your countertop will be installed.  This is when your third deposit of 30% is due.  After the countertop is installed, your sink and faucet will be connected.  If you’ve chosen a backsplash, it will be installed as well.

Step 10:  Your done!  After everything is completed to your satisfaction, the final payment is due.


Get your kitchen ready

  • Clean out your cabinets
  • Remove all items in your kitchen
  • Store items you will not need in boxes
  • Separate items you will want to use in your temporary kitchen

Set up a temporary kitchen

  • Possible room choices:  formal dining room, hallway or living room, or somewhere out of the way from the kitchen area
  • We’ll set up your refrigerator in your temporary kitchen area or in a location that has the proper electrical requirements
  • Items to have:
    • 2 Tables- 1 for prep, 1 for eating
    • Microwave
    • Toaster oven
    • Coffee maker
    • Large cutting board
    • Large clear plastic bins with lids for storing food
    • Paper towels, paper plates, napkins, and plastic utensils

This is just a list of the basics.  We will provide you with a more detailed list of items to have on hand as well as some additional tips at the time of remeasure.

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