Kitchen Remodel in 5 Simple Steps

I’ve recognized that for many of my clients, either first time homeowners or those whom have remodeled one or even multiple kitchens, the process of renovation can be a bit daunting. My job as a designer and renovator is to walk you through every step of the process, making it an effortless and pleasurable experience from start to finish. Below I have provided a few resources that will help you to better understand the 5 steps that accompany a kitchen remodel.

Consultation –

There is a quote from the author Antoine de Saint Exupery that speaks to me: “A goal without a plan is just a wish”. One thing I’ve learned through years of designing is that planning is key in any kitchen remodel. Our Design and Renovation Process at Hammer and Nail starts with an in-depth consultation to make sure we understand our client’s expectations. Budgeting is also a crucial step in the planning process. When allocating project costs, be sure to leave yourself some flexibility for unforeseen expenses.

Design –

The design stage can be the most exciting and the most strenuous stage of all for a homeowner. My expertise lies in guiding you through your design in a worry free manner. My talent is to marry your needs and wishes with the physical realities of the space ; utilizing proper design principles. In addition to a wonderful look, your kitchen will also function perfectly.

You should expect to spend a minimum of six weeks in the design phase. Taking enough time to fully process all the design ideas and selections helps to ensure that mistakes in the beginning stages are easily avoided.

Elements –

The finest spaces require the absolute best quality elements and components. For nearly 40 years we have continually searched out the best possible sources for everything that goes into a Hammer & Nail project. For example, all of our cabinetry and millwork is exclusively fashioned by Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry in New Holland Pennsylvania. Why? Rutt is unquestionably the finest Custom Cabinetry available in America. They are the only cabinet maker that fits into the Hammer & Nail philosophy: That the recipe for the best kitchens must begin with the very best ingredients.

Renovation –

The next stage is the renovation itself. According to, this stage can last anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks for a basic kitchen remodel and even longer for more in-depth projects. Our renovation team makes sure every architectural and design detail is implemented perfectly. I personally supervise each and every installation, ensuring a worry free process and outstanding result for you.

Conclusion –

Creating a spectacular space is something in which The Hammer & Nail, Inc. takes pride. Our impeccable attention to detail and devotion to complete customer satisfaction is evident in everything we do. When the dust settles and life in the new kitchen begins, nearly 100% of our clients report that we have actually exceeded their expectations. If you’ve decided to renovate your kitchen and don’t know where to start, give us a call and we would be happy to work with you to design your dream kitchen today.