Your kitchen is the heart of your home and can be the centre of your family life, social life, and R&R time. As a result, a kitchen renovation can be the most daunting, and yet rewarding, of all home renovations. Kitchen renovations offer the highest return on Investment of any residential renovation and are the first area any home owner should look to update for increased home value.
When planning a Halifax kitchen renovation it is important to work with a company that will respect timelines, budgets, and your personal needs and tastes. Your new kitchen needs to feel like home, be functional for your use, and be ready on time and on budget.
Custom Kitchen Renovations
1. Detailed Estimate
D&S provides a detailed estimate to all of our potential clients. Detailed estimates allow our clients to see the exact scope of work to be completed and what they are paying for. Each line item(Scope) in the estimate has the associated pricing. In addition we set clear budgets for all materials selections which is important to keeping a job on budget.
2. Design and Project Management
Designing and creating custom kitchens is one of our specialties. Clients meet with our design team at the showroom to design a new kitchen that meets your needs and wants while keeping your budget in mind. Clients are advised to take a list of all their needs and wants and to have some pictures saved that show the style of the kitchen you desire. Our design team will come up with 2 or 3 layout proposals and then make modifications as required until you are ready to sign off our your dream kitchen design ! You will make all other required material selections with your designer while at the showroom, such as tile, flooring, sink, taps, lighting etc…
3. Job Planning and Logistics
Your Project Manager will be planning your job schedule, coordinating trades and ordering materials from suppliers which are all crucial elements to executing your job on time and on budget. Experience has taught us taking the proper time to plan and coordinate all aspects of your kitchen renovation goes a long way in a timely and efficient execution of the renovation.
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4. Site Protections & Demo
Our demolition & site prep crew will begin work on your home by demoing your old kitchen and any other areas required to complete your renovation. Protecting the rest of your house for the demo and the duration of your job is an important part of the process. Laying ram board protection on floors that are staying, putting up plastic for dust control and moving contents are the main site preps that will take place. Typically a bin is delivered for disposal of the demolition materials and remains onsite for the duration of the job.
5. Framing, Mechanical Rough In’s and Inspections
New walls are built by our framing crew if required by your new kitchen design. All required mechanical rough ins for plumbing, electrical, Hvac etc are completed based on the new layout for your kitchen. New kitchen designs often require moving the stove, sink, dishwasher fridge and a new lighting layout.
Once these mechanical rough ins are completed city inspections will be completed when required.
The kitchen will then be custom built to your exact specs offsite and installed as per the schedule set out and agreed to on Builder Trend.
6. Insulation, Drywall & Painting
Insulating any exterior walls that required modification happens next. Once complete we proceed with drywall installation and the mudding and taping of the drywall. Our painting crew will then complete the painting work required as per your new painting selections.
7. Cabinet and Finishing Package
Your cabinet package will now be delivered and installed. Once the cabinets are in your countertops will be template and installed. Our next step is to complete the tiling of your backsplash. Our plumbers and electricians will then come for their finish packages. The plumber will install the sink, taps, dishwaser and garbourator. Our electricians will install the new light fixtures and complete the install of the new switches, plugs and covers.
8. Touch Ups, Adjustments & Final Inspections.
Your Project Manager will do a full job inspection with you upon completion of the jobs and any touch ups or adjustments required will now be completed. If a final inspection is required it will be called at this time.
Now it’s time to move into and enjoy your New Kitchen !
Refacing cabinets in essence is very simple. You select a new door style for your cabinets. You old doors are taken off and disposed. The new doors are lacquered to new color you want. Your onsite cabinets are then prepped and sprayed by our professional lacquer sprayers to the new color you have selected. Our carpenters then install your new doors and drawer fronts. After a professional clean up your kitchen is ready to move back into and enjoy!
Cabinet refacing can also be combined with other services typically done with custom kitchen remodeling. D&S Renovations can provide the following in conjunction with your refacing package. New Countertops, new handles and hardware, new backsplash, new sink and taps, new hoodfan, and new lighting to name a few. Cabinet additions and modifications can also be done along with modification for new appliances. If you are happy with your current kitchen layout and your cabinet box frames are in good condition your kitchen is a good candidate for a refacing package.
New countertops are one of the highlights of your new kitchen renovation. Choosing a countertop is one of the first steps in the design process of a kitchen renovation. Solid surface countertops are typically more costly and ascetically pleasing, so selecting a countertop you like and then color coordinating the cabinets, tile backsplash, and wall colors around your selection is a good idea.
There are many options for countertops ranging from granite, quartz, engineered quartz, corian, butcher block, stainless steel, concrete and laminate. Your budget for your countertops will be the major deciding factor in what options are available for you. Secondly, the amount and type of use the countertops will endure on a daily basis will be another determining factor in your material selection of your countertops. The final determining factor is what look and feel you are looking to achieve in your newly renovated kitchen, different countertops provide different appearances to the overall look of your kitchen.
There is a lot to consider when choosing your new countertops but not to worry D&S provides a professional Designer meeting to help you determine what is best for you and your home. Our designers and product representatives have a vast knowledge base of the different countertop choices and are happy to assist you in making an informed and educated decision.
D&S Renovations is built on over 60 years of experience in the residential construction industry. We are client-focused as we know that the future of our business lies in the hands of our clients – a positive reputation is critical to our success. Our team of professional designers, project developers, project managers, and tradespeople provide all the support you need to ensure a smooth and high-quality, renovation.
Our core values are:
- Customer focused service;
- Pricing that we stand behind;
- Quality craftsmanship;
- Clear communication to our clients and our tradespeople;
- Appreciating those who recommend us;
- Providing our clients with environmentally friendly options;
- Giving back to the community; and
- A commitment to high quality work that we stand behind.
"D&S Renovations completed my kitchen renovation for me and I am very happy with their service and quality. The entire team was very professional during the whole renovation experience. My Project Manager Tim was very attentive to the details of the job and kept the job going on schedule and on budget. He was always available when I had questions and took the time to answer them thoroughly. I would recommend D&S Renovations to anyone looking to renovate their kitchen." -Lisa Campbell
D&S is also committed to using environmentally sustainable materials. We are continually researching new ways to improve our efficiency and are dedicated to environmentalism.
D&S Renovations does more than just kitchens!
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