Getting Started on Your RemodelHaving an idea of what you want and preparing your home for your kitchen remodel can help make the process stress-free. First, compile a scrapbook of photos, notes, and articles about what you want for your design. If you haven’t done this yet, magazines and the internet are amazing resources for inspiration and information. Everyone uses the kitchen in most homes, so get your family together and ask them about their wish lists for your remodel.
Coming up with a budget you can live with also is crucial. If you’re thinking of getting new appliances, start looking at them and choose the ones you like. Our designers will need this information when designing your new kitchen.
Draw a rough sketch of your floor plan and take measurements. Using our handy kitchen measuring guide and kitchen planning grid can help you get accurate measurements and envision how your kitchen will be set up. If you’re building new construction, get a floor plan from your builder or architect. Before we start your bath or kitchen remodel, our team will come to take measurements again, so don’t sweat it if you’re concerned about the accuracy of your drawing.When you’re ready to get started, contact us to make an appointment or stop in our showroom.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
During your appointment with a designer, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Your designer will review your budget or assist you with creating one. If you’ve compiled a scrapbook of ideas, make sure to bring it with you. Your designer will take a look and discuss it with you. They’ll also review your drawing or floor plan, talk about how the room will be used, and go over some design ideas with you. Your designer also can help you choose items from our lines of quality cabinetry, countertops, moldings, and hardware.
After getting an idea of what you want, Jaeger Kitchens provides you with an estimate. Then, we come to take measurements and create a design, with draft perspectives, elevations, and floor plans. We then set up a meeting with you to discuss the design, pricing, and any potential modifications you would like to make.
The Installation Process
Jaeger Kitchens offers professional cabinetry installation, or you may use the contractor of your choice. Either way, our designers work with you and your contractor or architect to ensure the process runs smoothly and the result looks great. To ensure a quality installation, you’ll meet with the installer for a pre-construction conference.
Preparing your home or business for a remodel can help keep things cleaner and allow for minimal disruption of your daily life during the installation. Before our team starts you should:
- Empty your cabinets and pack all non-essential items in boxes to keep them dust-free. Keep essential items like food that can be microwaved, condiments, cereal, dishes and utensils, soap, sponges, and dish towels handy. Some other helpful items you’ll want to have easy access to include your coffee pot, coffee, sugar, creamer, paper plates, cups, plastic utensils, paper towels, and garbage bags.
- Set up the microwave and refrigerator in another area, with a table for food preparation. Stockpile restaurant coupons for the nights you really want to eat out. A day or two before your kitchen or bathroom remodel begins, cover the interior doorways to the room with plastic. This helps keep dust out of other areas of your home during cabinet installation.
Relax and rely on your kitchen designer if you have any questions or concerns. Remember, you’ll have a beautiful, functional kitchen or bath once the dust settles!
Contact Us to Learn More About Bath and Kitchen Remodels
At Jaeger Lumber, we understand that kitchen is the heart of your home. Jaeger Kitchens helps you create a warm, inviting, space to enjoy with friends and family for years to come. Our experienced team of designers and installers has served homeowners throughout New Jersey for decades using quality products, services, and exceptional craftsmanship. To get started on your bath or kitchen remodel, contact us today. We’re ready to serve you at any of our convenient locations.