Kitchen Reno Checklist

So I’ve made reference to our renovation checklist a few times, but never shared the ginormous list with you guys.  So, without further ado, here she is:

  1. Finalize kitchen layout
  2. Interview & hire general contractor
  3. Interview & hire electrician
  4. Interview & hire drywaller
  5. Purchase & install cabinets
  6. Purchase & install appliances
  7. Purchase & install countertops
  8. Purchase & install floors
  9. Demolition
    1. Knock down wall separating kitchen & family room
    2. Remove built-in book cases in family room
    3. Remove old cabinets
    4. Remove old countertops
    5. Remove paneling in kitchen & family room
    6. Remove old carpet & parquet flooring
    7. Remove old appliances
  10. Build knee wall for peninsula
  11. Plumbing
    1. Disconnect & reconnect sink
    2. Move water line for fridge
    3. Install new fixtures
  12. Electrical
    1. Replace existing wiring in family room
    2. Rework all wiring in kitchen
    3. Upgrade electrical panel to 200 amp service
    4. Install new lighting
  13. Reinsulate walls if needed
  14. Drywall entire kitchen & family room
  15. Repair ceilings
  16. Paint
  17. Replace built-in bookcases & recessed area in family room
  18. Replace interior doors
  19. Install crown molding
  20. Install baseboard & 1/4 round molding
  21. Unexpected stuff (because you never know what we’ll find when we begin to get into the walls)

So, as you can see, we still have a looong way to go to be finished with the project, but we’re almost done getting all of our ducks in a row.  And if you’ve ever tried to get ducks in a row you understand how difficult that can be!

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