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Modern and contemporary designs and motifs have increased among clients of RIKB. Modern design offers clean lines, open floor plans and a clutter-free pallet. They often feature natural materials such as stone, quartz and solid wood frameless cabinets. Color options for modern kitchens are almost limitless, allowing homeowners and designers to push the envelope and make distinctive and personal design statements.

A potential downside to a modern design is the look and feel. Some modern designs can appear to be cold and austere. That’s not a problem for the design team at RIKB Design Build! There are numerous ways to add warmth and bring joy to a modern motif. Many modern kitchens feature vivid contrasts and that’s one strategy to soften the edges of a modern kitchen. We love to incorporate a warm touch with wood tables and chairs and cabinet knobs or even a countertop caddy that holds wooden spoons, spatulas and other utensils can create a different vibe.

Color plays a huge role in how a kitchen looks and feels. Lighter colors evoke a sense of calm. White is associated with purity and cleanliness. Yellow is associated with sunlight that offers a sense of welcome, cheerfulness and energy. Green equates to plants and grasses. Another option to introduce color into a modern kitchen is upholstery, from pillows to bench seats. Fabric brings color, texture, and comfort to a kitchen. Other ways to introduce fabrics into your kitchen color pallet include window coverings, dish towels and display napkins.

Shapes play a role in bringing more serenity and joy to a kitchen. The sharp edges of a contemporary design can be softened with a round table, round bar stools and round light fixtures. Several homeowners in Southern New England soften their kitchen spaces by hanging favorite works of art or displaying pottery, colored glassware, and ceramics. Additionally, growing herbs on a windowsill or bringing plants into your kitchen is another easy way to add color and a sense of calm and joy.

How can you make your dream kitchen warm, hospitable, and joyful? Call us 401.463.1550 to make an appointment to visit us our Design Center at 139 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI 02888 and let us show you how we can work together to create the kitchen of your dreams!

When starting to plan the kitchen of your dreams, one of the initial decisions that you’ll need to make is the layout that makes the most sense for how you want your new dream kitchen to look, feel and function. What’s best for you? Let’s discuss L-shaped versus U-shaped kitchen layouts and some of the advantages they each have to offer.

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U-shaped kitchens feature cabinets, countertops and appliances linking three walls with an open end. Because there are opportunities for cabinetry on three walls, most U-shaped kitchens offer ample storage space for most homeowners Southern New England. U-shaped kitchens also provide lots of design and layout flexibility. Traditional U-shaped kitchens are closed; they do not connect to other rooms in the house unless you opt to modify the third wall to create an island-breakfast bar combination if space permits. U-shapes make it easy to designate distinct work areas for cooking, meal preparation and clean up, providing enough room for more than one family member to prepare meals or engage in other activities in the kitchen without running into one another.

To avoid challenges with corners in U-shaped kitchens, our designers are knowledgeable in special design elements such as magic corners, lazy-susans and other organizing hardware for you to get the most out of corner storage. Although U-shaped kitchens are not always able to accommodate an island, they still offer plentiful counter space for cooking and for a family to gather.

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L-shaped kitchens are another favored choice of homeowners in Southern New England. As the name implies, L-shaped kitchens feature two walls with cabinetry that form an L. L-shaped kitchens provide homeowners options to create an open-floor plan and easily incorporate an island or peninsula. If you don’t want or need an island, L-shaped kitchens are ideal for families with multiple cooks or those who like to entertain because they provide an open, airy space with lots of room to maneuver.

L-shaped kitchens also cater to the way a family cooks, who does the cooking and how often. Appliance placement is key to making L-shaped kitchens function effectively and to make it easier and more enjoyable to prepare meals. In the L-shaped kitchen featured above, the layout allowed for a large island to be incorporated with ample amounts of counterspace and seating for guests. The connecting corner can be a challenge. Our professional designers know how to overcome that challenge with corner cabinets that can pull out or feature a super-susan or other organizing tools to provide additional storage space.

Which shape is ideal for your dream kitchen? Give us a call at 401.463.1550 or make an appointment to visit our Design Center at 139 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI 02888 to create the kitchen of your dreams!

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copper-kitchen-sink

We suspect that most homeowners in Southern New England have spent more time in front of their kitchen sinks in the past year than they could have ever imagined. Where did all of these dishes come from?! Kohler claims that the average person uses their kitchen sink between 10 and 12 times a day. When families are working and schooling from home, that number is probably much higher. With kitchen sinks getting so much attention, it pays to provide a little attention in return for several good reasons.

The kitchen sink and faucet are the most used appliances in the home. For many homeowners their kitchen sinks remain in place for 20 or more years. One reason for their longevity is that they can be expensive and difficult to replace. That’s another reason why homeowners should invest in a high-quality kitchen sink when they renovate their new kitchens, not only to achieve the look and feel that you want, but also to obtain the functionality that you desire.

Tips to Maintain Your Kitchen Sink

  • Rinse the kitchen sink daily to eliminate food debris and deter the possibility of bacteria growth.
  • Wipe the sink and kitchen faucet daily with a soft cloth to prevent grime and mineral build up.
  • Every 10 days thoroughly clean your sink using dish soap and water. Do not use steel wool, Comet, Soft Scrub or other harsh cleansers that can scratch or damage the finish.
  • Use a toothbrush or other small brush to clean around the faucet and seams where the sink meets the counter.

If you know who manufactured your kitchen sink, visit their website for additional guidance for maintaining it. Additionally, different sink materials require different care as follows:

Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is by far the most popular kitchen sink material we see for remodelers in Southern New England. They go great with any countertop, they are affordable, easy to clean and rather low maintenance.

  • Rinse the sink after each use and remove food to prevent bacteria build up.
  • Once a week, coat the damp sink in baking soda, scrub, add sprays of vinegar if needed for a deep clean and rinse.
  • NEVER use abrasive pads.
  • You can also buff stainless steel sinks with a little olive oil.

Ceramic and Vitreous China
Ceramic and Vitreous China fixtures have a durable glossy or matte color glaze.

  • To clean, use a mild liquid nonabrasive detergent such as dish washing liquid.
  • NEVER use abrasive or harsh chemical cleaners or abrasive pads because they will remove the gloss or matte finish.
  • Avoid using a mild abrasive cleaner like Soft Scrub on a regular basis.

Ceramic Weather Glazes
These special ceramic glazes are created from organic materials; no two are exactly alike. Weathered finishes are designed to change over time and vary in appearance creating a “living finish.” Crazing and darkening is normal, creating part of the product’s intrinsic natural beauty.

  • To clean, use a mild liquid nonabrasive detergent such as dish washing liquid and dry fixture with a clean, soft cloth.
  • Never use abrasive pads, chlorine or any type of harsh chemicals.

Fireclay Sinks
Fireclay is very durable because of its high firing temperature.

  • To clean, use a nonabrasive cleaner and sponge.
  • Stubborn stains can be removed with a mild abrasive cleaner such as Soft Scrub on a wet sponge.
  • NEVER use abrasive pads, chlorine or any type of harsh chemicals.

Granite Polymers and Silicate Quartz Polymers
These polymers form a hard, nonporous material resistant to chipping, scratching and staining. Granite polymers and silicate quartz polymers can withstand heat up to 446°F. Placing a pot from the stove directly in sinks made from these materials will not harm the surface.

  • Rinse and wipe the sink dry with a clean, soft cloth after each use to eliminate water spots, stubborn stains, soap film build-up.
  • A solution of 50 percent bleach and water can be used to treat tough or stubborn stains. Let the solution sit in the bottom of the sink for one hour, then scrub and rinse well.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning agents, steel wool or scouring pads.
  • NEVER use straight bleach, ammonia or caustic soda solutions.
  • NEVER use drain cleaning chemicals when the sink is filled with water.
  • To protect the bottom of the sink, purchase a customized sink grid.

Porcelain Enamel
Porcelain enamel is a hard, glass-like paint applied in heavy layers and “baked on” under high temperatures. It is used on cast iron, steel and plastic tubs, kitchen sinks, bar sinks and bathroom vanity bowls.

  • To clean, use a soft cloth or sponge with a mild nonabrasive cleaner.
  • Purchase a grid for the bottom of the kitchen sink to help minimize scratching.
  • Do not allow coffee or tea to stand in the bottom of the sink because that could cause stains.
  • NEVER use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads. This will dull the gloss and eventually wear to the base material.
  • Never use chlorine bleach or any other type of harsh chemical.

Cast Iron Sinks
Cast iron sinks are composed of two layers: the foundation is made up of mostly recycled iron alloy, and the top consists of a thick enamel.

  • Periodically clean cast iron with a soft abrasive cleaner such as Soft Scrub.
  • For stubborn stains, use a soft nylon scrubber.
  • Do NOT use steel wool, metal brushes, scrapers or abrasive sponge pads.

Terrazzo Sinks
Terrazzo is a highly versatile building material used in flooring, walls, countertops and other indoor and outdoor applications. Terrazzo can be either poured in place or set with precast. It consists of marble, quartz, granite or glass chips combined with either an epoxy or cementitious binder.

  • Clean stains immediately because they are more difficult to remove the longer they set.
  • To remove grease, use a solvent such as carbon tetrachloride.
  • Treat stains with bleaches such as household ammonia, hydrogen peroxide or lemon juices which discolor.
  • Terrazzo does not need protection from wear, it needs protection from absorption, and this is achieved through the use of a penetrating sealer.

Copper Sinks
While copper sinks are certainly striking and make a great kitchen centerpiece, they may be the highest maintenance choice. Copper has a protective coating called patina which naturally occurs in copper over time and provides anti-microbial properties. Due to copper being a living metal, discoloration will happen over time.

  • To clean, use warm water, dish soap and a soft cloth.
  • For stubborn stains, use baking soda and warm water.
  • Dry out your copper sink after each use to prevent mineral deposits and green spotting.
  • Apply a copper protectant or wax monthly.
  • Do NOT use steel wool, or any hard scrubbing pads.

To protect the bottom of your sink and your dishes, invest in a basin rack. They are superior to a rubber mat, which is more likely to be a breeding ground for bacteria.

How can you better use and maintain your sink and other fixtures in your kitchen? Give us a call at 401.463.1550 or make an appointment to visit us either in person or virtually at our design center located at 139 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI 02888.

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modern-tuxedo-kitchen

1. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested monthly and have their batteries replaced as infrequently as every ten years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all reported carbon monoxide cases occur during the winter.

2. Check Your Gutters, Drainage and Sump Pump
With winter in Southern New England comes increased precipitation. You’ll want to be sure your gutters are free of dirt and leaves and that water is able to flush through them and the drainage pathways are clear. If you have a sump pump, give it a test run by pouring water into it, observe the float triggering the on/off switch to assure water exits the basin efficiently.

3. Clean Out Dryer Vents
In the winter months, homeowners in Southern New England are likely to use their dryers more often. You’ll want to be sure built-up lint is removed from the dryer and vents.

4. Avoiding Ice Dams
As temperatures drop below freezing, ice dams can form on the edge of your roof if your home does not have proper ventilation and insulation. Ice dams prevent melting snow from draining properly and can cause significant damage to walls and ceilings. For more information on avoiding ice dams, check out this video from This Old House.

5. Seal Leaky Doors and Windows
Check windows and doors by opening and closing them. Do you notice a gap, or can you feel a breeze between the seals? If you aren’t quite ready to replace the doors and windows in your home, caulking and weatherstripping can be a temporary fix. Visit this article from This Old House on 8 ways to fix drafty windows and doors.

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With many homeowners in Southern New England continuing to spend most of their time in their homes, they have realized that they want their homes, especially their kitchens, to be better. Working and schooling from home have shined a bright spotlight on kitchen storage capabilities, due in part to the fact that more homeowners in Southern New England are cooking more often and using their kitchen for multiple purposes.

Increasing the number of cabinets and enhancing their storage capabilities addresses homeowners’ needs without necessarily having to increase the kitchen’s size. That’s one reason we start the product selection process with cabinets and evaluate homeowners’ performance requirements for their new dream kitchen.

Homeowners in Southern New England have gravitated to walk-in pantries as another tool to increase storage space. If there is no room for a walk-in pantry, pantry cabinets can often meet storage needs.

One trend we expect to continue is the movement away from open concept kitchen spaces that flow automatically into other rooms. For families where two adults are working from home and children are attending school virtually, the need for private spaces has become evident. Another trend that will continue in 2021 is to connect the kitchen to outdoor living spaces.

White remains the number one color choice for cabinets, specified by 41% of homeowners renovating their kitchen, according to a recent Houzz.com survey. Medium tones and gray were the next most popular cabinet colors. The palate for new kitchens is trending toward neutral paint colors with gray, white and beige leading the way.

RIKB’s clients are using pops of color in their backsplashes, appliances and walls. The Houzz.com survey found that black stainless appliances are specified in 10% of kitchen remodels, and an additional 6% of homeowners are selecting black appliances in other materials.

Color is also increasingly popular for islands. 41% of homeowners in the Houzz.com survey choose an island color to contrast with their new cabinets. The most popular colors are blue and gray. Only 13% of renovations featured islands with the same color as cabinets.

What trends will work best for your new dream kitchen? Give us a call at 401-463-1550 or make an appointment to visit our Design Center either in person or virtually at RIKB.com.

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farmhouse sink

Health and wellness are top of mind among homeowners in Southern New England, and many of our clients have expressed interest in creating healthier spaces in their homes. Key components of kitchens and baths that contribute to a healthier and more environmentally efficient home include:

  • Material quality
  • Airflow
  • Effective lighting
  • Thermal comfort
  • Comfortable movement throughout the space
  • Acoustical comfort

Cabinets, paints, hardware, countertops, floor and wall coverings and other materials you select for your new kitchen can contribute to a healthier space and lifestyle. We specify paints, glues, cabinets, and other materials with low to no volatile organic compounds for clients who want a more environmentally friendly and sustainable space. VOCs are chemicals found in many products used to build and maintain homes. Once the chemicals are in the home, they are released into the indoor air we breathe. Natural wood cabinets, stone countertops and glass backsplashes are all environmentally favorable.

A healthy kitchen needs adequate airflow and ventilation. The ability to provide fresh air and create cross-breezes from open windows or doors contributes to a healthier kitchen as does a properly sized vent hood or fan that meets your range and cooking style needs. Clients that want to be on the cutting edge may be intrigued by an interior garden that grows vertically, also known as a living wall. Another healthy kitchen option is to create indoor herb gardens or strategically locate herb planters. Living walls and interior plants help reduce stress, improve air quality, enhance creativity and absorb sound, among other benefits.

Healthy kitchen design also accounts for the way you and your family cook and eat. A healthier kitchen should contribute to a healthier lifestyle that includes the use and consumption of fresh ingredients from an outdoor garden, living wall, indoor plants and herbs. Refrigerated drawers near the stove can help to keep foodstuffs fresher for longer periods. Open shelving, glass containers, glass-front refrigerators and glass-front cabinets showcase foodstuffs and can encourage you and your family to consume more wholesome foods than processed packaged goods.

Lighting can make or break how your kitchen looks, feels and functions. Natural light from windows, doors, skylights and other sources contributes to health and well-being. The use of lighting controls, dimmers, switches and motion sensors can help boost your productivity and energy and enhance your sleep quality.

Thermal comfort is another crucial component of designing a healthy and environmentally friendly space. The use of smart thermostats, heated countertops and floors and a tight building envelope around a new kitchen keep the area toasty in winter and cool in the summer in an environmentally responsible way.

A new kitchen should allow all users to effectively and safely navigate the space. The three main areas of a kitchen referred to as the golden triangle comprises storage areas, including the refrigerator; the cleanup area, including the sink; and the cooking area, including the stove.  The sink should ideally be located between the refrigerator and the stove to ensure a comfortable and unencumbered traffic flow and efficient use of the space. Each leg of the triangle should be between four and nine feet, and the total distance of the triangle should be between 13 and 26 feet to promote safe and easy navigation throughout the space.

Comfort also is derived from clean lines and a sense of calm that results from uncluttered countertops and islands.

Acoustics are the final element of a well-designed healthy kitchen. Noisy dishwashers, appliance motors, clangy sink bottoms and surfaces that enhance sound disturb what otherwise is a peaceful kitchen. Eliminating unnecessary noises is part of a healthy design that homeowners in Southern New England welcome and deserve.

If you want to learn more about additional design elements and strategies to promote a healthier and more environmentally efficient space in your home, give us a call at 401-463-1550 or make an appointment with a designer.

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Islands are among the most requested features in the dream kitchens RI Kitchen & Bath Designs and Builds for homeowners in Southern New England. Islands serve multiple purposes: providing a palate for meal preparation, dining, working, a place to do homework and a storage facility. When clients request an island, we determine if there is sufficient space, and if not, we recommend alternatives that can provide similar functionality.

Contemporary Portsmouth KitchenIn smaller spaces, we can custom design an island to fit the space. Common features may include shallower depths, custom cabinetry and custom height. There is no standard specification that is required to custom design an island. Islands in a kitchen must provide enough space for families to maneuver effortlessly and safely throughout the space. The size, shape and location of the island depend first and foremost on the size of the room and who will use the kitchen and for what purposes. The space between the island and cabinetry is called the clearance zone. The National Kitchen & Bath Association suggests a clearance zone of 42 to 48 inches. If that is not possible, we have designed kitchens with clearance zones of 39 inches. The key is to ensure that base cabinets and appliance doors can open unencumbered. There should be a least three feet between an open door and the island to provide safe travel throughout the kitchen.

The clearance zone and size of the island are also affected by the number of users. If there are only two family members who live in the home, smaller islands and clearances are possible. The rule of thumb in sizing and configuring islands is to factor the homeowners’ functionality and aesthetic dreams into the space’s potential clearance. The bottom line is that islands need to be proportionate to the space.

Island Alternatives

Some kitchens may not be able to accommodate an island. That does not mean you need to compromise the functionality that an island can offer. Reconfiguring a kitchen space to allow for an open floor plan or physically extending the kitchen space are viable options. Rolling islands are another alternative. We partner with wonderful manufacturers who can custom create a butcher block on wheels.

Peninsulas are another popular alternative to islands. The difference between an island and a peninsula is an island has four sides, and a peninsula is fixed to a wall and only offers three sides. Peninsulas offer an extra yard of space.

Can an island or peninsula work in your dream kitchen? We have templates that you can use to measure your space. Give us a call at 401-463-1550 or request a virtual appointment here and we will get started on making your dream kitchen a reality! RI Kitchen & Bath Design+Build serving Southern New England since 1989.

From the Designers at RI Kitchen & Bath DESIGN+BUILD

White kitchens continue to dominate the market in the Kitchen & Bath industry. Their popularity dates back to the early 1920s where some manufacturers only made white cabinets. Can you believe it?! 

Why we love them – they are light and airy, they can open up a kitchen space, and one thing is for sure, they will stand the test of time. You really can’t go wrong when choosing a white cabinet, as it will keep its value for years to come in your home. 

But… Are white cabinets on their way out of style? Our designers think it is safe to say the white cabinet will never go out of style, although we are seeing a lot of bold color choices for cabinets in recent years. Some new color trends include blues, blacks, grays, and greens. Check out some designer favorites here

How can you incorporate color into your kitchen? If you’d like to have white cabinets with a pop of another color, our designers suggest using white cabinets for your upper cabinets, and using a different color cabinet for either the island and/or lower cabinets. Not sure which look you want? When you enter the design and build process with RI Kitchen & Bath Design+Build, our designers will create a few sample looks digitally for you to customize and envision what your new kitchen, bathroom, or other space would look like. 

“It’s not that white goes away, it goes back and forth from warmer whites to cooler whites,” says designer Billie. She reports her clients more recently are choosing softer whites rather than bright whites. Designer Kingsley adds, “For me personally, I find that I almost always begin a discussion with a client looking to remodel a kitchen with the basic question; “Are you looking for white cabinetry or do you have other colors and finishes in mind?” White cabinets will continue to be the baseline of conversation for us to determine which direction the design will move into; simple and clean vs. bold and colorful and everything in between.

In conclusion, white isn’t necessarily on it’s way out but our designers find that people aren’t intimated by color, especially with the plethora of inspiration you can find on social media sites such as Instagram and Pinterest. There are endless options to choose from, including white! See some of our designs here

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There is nothing more exciting and anticipated than a brand new kitchen when you’re a home chef! We find an increasing number of clients in Southern New England who are passionate cooks, skilled and capable of producing restaurant-quality dishes to the delight of their family and friends. We understand home chefs looking to create their dream kitchens require a design that responds to their needs, provides the flexibility they desire and offers the performance they expect. Appliance manufacturers understand these needs as well and are responding by creating Bluetooth connected appliances that offer professional kitchen performance and convenience and can perform multiple functions ranging from steam cooking and air frying to convection roasting and max broiling.

Appliances today are breaking new ground in design, style, options and performance. Homeowners are no longer limited to stainless steel, graphite, silver, black or white appliance colors. Appliance colors continue to expand to match cabinetry or specific color palettes. There also are more size options, which provide a skilled designer with a blank canvas that enables homeowners to make a personal design statement while at the same time provide the quality of space that a home chef wants and needs.

We understand the passion many of our clients bring to meal preparation, dining and sharing their love of food. While technology continues to embrace the kitchen industry, most passionate cooks are more interested in technological advances that contribute to performance as opposed to bells and whistles that add little to functionality. These might include speedier cooking options, recipe libraries and connected tutorials that help produce more consistent results. What’s exciting for anyone creating their dream kitchen are the options and ability to customize the kitchen to one’s exact needs. For instance, you can opt for in-home steam ovens, wood-fired pizza ovens, high-powered woks, sous vide incorporated into a cooktop and air fry capabilities in the oven.

The increased functionality also is appreciated by our clients who are living healthier lifestyles. They simply smile when they learn about steam ovens, air frying and sous vide options for their new kitchens.

What would you like to have in your new dream kitchen? Give us a call at  401-463-1550 or visit our Design Center at 139 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, and let us walk you through the exciting new options that are available for gourmet cooking in your home.

HGTV, DIY and other home improvement television shows, social media sites and the Internet are a great source of remodeling inspiration. Unfortunately, they can also be a greater source of misinformation. Timelines and budgets are entirely unrealistic and often lead to frustration and disappointment. Viewers see the entire home renovated in seven weeks, and seven weeks is not a realistic timeframe to completely gut and rebuild a kitchen, yet alone re-do a whole house! The processes omitted on home improvement television are the time to select a designer, the design process itself, the development process and decision making. The October 2019 issue of House Beautiful recently offered a more realistic time frame:

Step 1: Research (3 to 18 months+)

Most of our clients in Southern New England spend months researching different styles, products and design concepts. We encourage this research because it helps to save time once you’re ready to move forward with your remodel. Create design boards on Pinterest or Houzz.com that identify the types of kitchens, layouts and products that you prefer.

Step 2: Select a Design Center and a Designer (1 to 2 months)

An essential service that you should expect from your Design Center and designer is to make order out of chaos by discussing your wants, needs, expectations and budget. Expect your Design Center and designer to narrow your product choices based on your needs, preferences and budget. This process takes time because there are lots of questions that need to be answered to help your designer better envision what you want and develop the perfect solutions for your project.

Step 3: Develop the Design (5 to 6 weeks)

Based on your input, a designer takes your ideas and expectations and uses them to develop drawings, plans, specifications, perspectives and elevations.

Step 4: Product Selection (4 to 5 weeks)

You should expect your designer to develop a realistic budget and to direct you to products and techniques that represent the best value for your available funds. During this phase, your designer does a deep dive into the details that make all the difference, finalizing material choices and sources and finalizing organization and storage plans.

Step 4: Fabrication and Delivery (2 to 5 months)

The time frame to source and obtain products depends on your design and product selection. Custom-made cabinets take longer to fabricate and deliver than stock cabinets. You should expect your designer to provide a detailed timeframe for sourcing and obtaining products. Product sourcing should begin before demolition.

Step 5: Demolition and Installation (1 to 9 months)

The overall timeline really does depend on the scope of your project. If the design calls for moving electrical, plumbing, ductwork, structural systems, adding additional space, installing new windows and/or doors, the timeframe will take longer than simply replacing what currently exists. Your designer should not only provide a realistic timeline but also offer guidance for creating a make-shift kitchen during the renovation process. The design and product selection should be finalized before demolition begins. Making changes mid-course not only will expand the time necessary to complete the renovation, but changes will also adversely affect your budget.

Step 6: Adding the Finishing Touches (1 week)

This step involves installing window coverings, hanging art on the wall, placing your favorite keepsakes on open shelving and smiling every time you cross the threshold of your brand new dream kitchen.

If you would like to discuss a realistic timeframe for your new kitchen remodel, please give us a call at 401-463-1550 or visit our Design Center at 139 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI.