How to Remodel a Kitchen – A Step by Step Guide

So you’re looking to remodel your kitchen? How exciting! A new, fresh kitchen is a great way to lift a home’s value and your pride in homeownership.

Kitchen remodeling can be a lengthy process, with several steps involved. However, we’re breaking them down for you below to make it super simple. Keep reading as we walk through kitchen remodels step by step!

Find Inspiration

Before you do anything, you should be searching for some kitchen inspiration. Do some research online, or browse through Pinterest pages to find kitchen designs that match the vision you have for your home.

Establish a Budget

Next, establish a budget. It’s good to also look at other homes in your neighborhood to ensure that whatever you spend on your kitchen remodel will be a good long-term investment if you ever choose to sell it.

Choose a Contractor

When you know what you’re looking for and you have a budget, you need to choose a trustworthy contractor(s) to help your vision come to life. Make sure to spend a lot of time researching potential contractors, looking at their reviews and asking about their past experience.

You also want to make sure that you’re a good match together because remodels take time and you’ll be spending a lot of time on the phone and in person together!

Decide on Layout and Finishes

After you’ve chosen a contractor, you need to sit down together and decide on layouts and finishes. This is the fun part, because you get to choose the materials that will officially bring your vision to life!

Working together, choose the cabinets, countertops, flooring, and appliances that not only match your inspiration but also fit your budget and will work well in your kitchen space.

Let the Kitchen Remodeling Begin

With the design set, your contractor will be ready to start on the kitchen remodeling. This is the time-consuming part of the process, because there are several steps involved.


If you’re completely gutting your kitchen, there will be some time spent demolishing the space, removing the older counters, cabinets, appliances, walls, etc.

Fix Plumbing and Electrical

Then, the contractor will make any fixes to the plumbing and electrical if necessary. This includes fixing pipes and moving electrical to fit the new layout.

Hang Drywall and Re-paint

When plumbing and electrical look great, it’ll be time to rehang drywall and paint the kitchen.

Install Flooring and Cabinets

Next, the contractor will spend time installing the flooring you chose, followed by the cabinets. This step is exciting because you can start to see your kitchen come to life!

Install Countertops, Backsplash, and Hardware

After the floors and cabinets are in, then the countertop installation, backsplash and hardware all follow behind.

And that’s it! Remodels vary in time depending on how much work is done, but those are the simple steps to every kitchen remodel. Sounds pretty simple, right? That’s because it is!

Ask a Professional

If you’re ready to start the process to remodeling your own kitchen, look no further than Midwest Stone Source and Design Studio. We are a one-stop shop specializing in bath and kitchen remodeling. We provide quality service and craftsmanship from start to finish so you can rest assured that you’re being well taken care of.

Give us a call or schedule your consultation today, we’d love to help you bring your vision to reality!