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Custom Kitchen Design & Install 

We Specialize in Kitchen installs and Remodels we have installed over 600 hundred  kitchens in the last 10 years in the Fairbanks area and we want to do one more for you. We can walk you through the process of what you will need and when you need it order to install the dream Kitchen that is just for you. In order for you to begin this process we want to prepare you for what a kitchen install in the Fairbanks area is like. We believe that helping our customers to set expectations of what their Kitchen remodel or install  will consist of, will help you to have a good experience. Take it from people who know! A kitchen remodel depending on how extensive can be a lot of stress if you don't know what to expect. Below we will walk you through the some of the things that  we believe will help you get started on your next big project.

What to expect....

Cost....

One of the first things to consider is the cost. What does a kitchen cost to remodel or install. I think it is important to be optimistic but it is also important to be realistic. The reality of the mater is that a kitchen is the most expensive area of most homes. That being the case, a remodel or install is going to cost a good chunk of change. The cost can be anywhere from $5,000 for a very small kitchen to $80,000 for a more elaborate kitchen. Of course you could spend more or less but those are the two extremes in the Fairbanks area that I tend to see. It is important to come up with a budget of what you can afford so that we can help you decide what you can do with the budget you have given us. Now that you know this you can have a rough idea of what to expect when you start pricing out the cabinets and countertops you want.

With all this in mind lets not forget new appliances, flooring, paint, backslash, trim etc.

There is a lot to think about, but don't get overwhelmed  it is important to think about it so that you can plan it out and get what you want for a price that you can afford. Now here is the nice part, we do this all the time and we can help walk you through all this. So lets consider the next thing in preparing for a kitchen remodel. TIME....    

Time....

We live in the Fairbanks area and it takes a long time to get anything special ordered. Most products are about 4 to 6 weeks but some things including cabinets can take even longer. So it is important to discuss time schedules as we get started on your remodel. Things like Holidays, family coming over and for how long your kitchen will be unusable are all important fractures to consider. Again it is important to know what to expect so that you can plan for it. 

Hidden Issues....

There can be a lot of unforeseen items to deal with when doing a remodel.  As a contractor there is not always a way to know what is going on inside the wall or under the floor till we tear into it. It is important to understand that change orders may be necessary to deal with issues such as rot, mold, bad wiring or plumbing, etc. We do our best to try to find as much of the potentially hidden costs up front but it is some times simply impossible to know until you get started. A little mental, and financial preparation for these things can go a long ways in having a stress free remodel.

  

Materials....

It is imperative to understand that materials are a subjective part of the project and can vary significantly from job to job. For example you can ask your contractor for new lighting and we may be thinking a nice $300 fixture and you are thinking a nice $700 fixture. Other factors to consider are style, quality and vendors. It is impossible for a home owner and contractor to know each others thoughts on the issue of what material to get. So it is important to be specific and communicate frequently to be sure everyone is on the same page.    

 

Living conditions....

Depending on how well planed out your remodel is and other issues such as unforeseen time spent on unforeseen work that ends up needing to be done, your project will probably take a few weeks. Being without a kitchen for a long period of time can be stressful if you are not prepared mentally and materialistically. We recommend getting disposable dishes and some easy to prepare types of food to cut down on the headache of washing dishes in the bathtub. There will be a lot of noise during the day and much more dust than you are used to under normal living conditions. A few things such as removing items that are delicate and valuable from the proximity of the working area is always a good idea. Closing doors and putting coverings over furniture are all good ideas to protect your home from dust and debris during  the renovation project.

Design....

The design process is one of the most important steps. doing a good job on the design will create a smother install process. We have worked with most of the designers around town and will do our best to help you find a vendor and a designer that will deliver the product that will make you happy. 

 

We want our customers to be as prepared for this journey as is possible and we feel that as many kitchens as we have installed gives us a little insight into what you can expect on your project. Call us today at 907-374-8050 to set up an appointment and we will help get you moving forward.