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New Market, MD 21774

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A small job will take less time to complete; larger or more complex jobs take more time. There are three phases to the complete project. Phase One is The Design Phase. We are capable of moving very quickly through the Design Phase. In some cases, clients will take from several weeks to several months to make final decisions on the style and the finish of their cabinetry. In addition to the cabinet choices, decisions on countertops, appliances, back splashes, and flooring also need to be made. Once those decisions have been made, we can order the cabinets and phase two begins. Phase Two: Cabinet Lead Time. Lead time varies from manufacturer to manufacturer but typically takes approximately 8-12 weeks to be delivered. Phase Three: Job Completion Stage. From the start of the demolition, through renovation, to a fully working kitchen is typically 8 weeks. Times will vary based on the complexity of the job, and your designer will be able to give you a more specific time frame based on your job requirements.

It is important to keep in mind that kitchen renovation can be a long and complicated process (Of course this will depend on the scope of the project). Therefore, preparing to be in a house without a kitchen for an extended period of time is crucial.

To avoid/reduce the headaches that come with most home improvement projects, here are some tips we advise our customers on how to survive without the center of their home (The Kitchen).

  1. Set up a separate/temporary kitchen. In fact, we can help you relocate/organize the appliances to the room/space you would like to set up the temporary kitchen.
  2. To avoid taking care of dishes, you might want to invest in paper plates and disposable utensils. This is because during the remodeling time you will most likely be without a dishwasher or a sink.
  3. In addition to investing in disposable utensils/plates, adding the cost of eating out into the renovation budget will help.
  4. If you’ll be supplying some of the materials for the project, then try to order as much as possible before the job starts. Also, it is important to keep your designer in the loop before you order items because some items require additional tools/kits or accuracy measurements.
  5. Last but not the least, try not to sweat the small stuff. We believe you have done your due diligence and you trusted us enough to sign the contract and we promise to hold our end of the contract in the best professional way possible. 
  6. Our men and women on job sites are the kindest and nicest you can find and all we ask of you is to please keep a sense of humor.
  7. And if all the above are still too much for you, you can take a small or big vacation and when you get back your house will be transformed to the scope of work signed on the contract.

Just like the rest of the questions, it is important to know the workflow of any project. In fact, to assure our clients, here at Nogales Design Kitchen and Bath, we started to answer this question the minute we sent you the proposal/estimate. As you might have noticed the estimate/proposal we sent you outlines the whole workflow/procedures to expect for your project. From demolition to trash and hauling.

Whether you have a general idea or specific ideas on how you want to transform your kitchen or bathroom, our designers will work with you to make sure they bring to life what is being discussed on paper and contract and any other formal agreement.  Please click here to learn more about the design process.

Attention to detail is always important in any renovation/remodeling project. With that said, most people might think cabinets or countertops are the most important, which is true to some extent if you have a nice floor to complement the cabinets. The kitchen floor is sometimes the least to think of when planning for kitchen remodeling; however, it is important to have your cabinets, countertop, and appliances sitting on a firm and solid foundation.

The trick to adding value to the house through a kitchen renovation is maintaining a good balance between cost and returns. So, while a kitchen renovation will add $20,000-40,000 to your home’s value, avoid unnecessary expenditures while attracting buyers in droves.

However, of the myths out there is “I need to redo my kitchen and bathroom before selling. Truth: While kitchens and bathrooms can increase the value of a home, you won’t get a large return on investment if you do a major renovation just before selling. Minor renovations, on the other hand, may help you sell your home for a higher price”.

However, according to renofi.com, On average, home renovations provide a 70% ROI. Home renovations are one of the only investments that can improve the quality of life in your living space and increase the value of your home for the future. The home improvements with the best ROI are projects that add functional space and square footage.

According to HGTV “Considered by many to be the ultimate floor choice, hardwood never goes out of style. This classic floor lends natural beauty and warmth to your kitchen; every board brings rich details achieved with nature and craftsmanship. It’s not the most comfortable floor to stand on for long periods of time, so dedicated cooks might want to put down mats or area rugs. But hardwood stands up to spills and stains.

Hardwood is often installed throughout the house for a seamless look. Though hardwood lasts for years, you can get fresh looks down the road by refinishing, staining, and even painting the kitchen floors.”

Solid Hardwood is milled from a single piece of wood. The typical choice for wood “purists,” this type of floor can be sanded and refinished repeatedly. Because it’s susceptible to humidity, it can’t be installed in damp spaces—so keep that in mind if your kitchen is particularly prone to water spills.

Solid hardwood comes prefinished (for easier installation) or unfinished (for on-site finishing, which can offer more stain options). It is usually nailed or stapled to a wooden subfloor, though very thin types are sometimes glued.

Engineered Hardwood is created by bonding layers of hardwood (“plies”) together in a cross-grain construction. This type of hardwood is more stable and withstands more humidity, and can be installed over concrete subfloors.

Engineered hardwood almost always comes pre-finished. A greener option, it utilizes less milled lumber. It offers greater flexibility in installation, as it can be stapled, glued, or floated (attached to itself rather than the subfloor).