Kitchen Renovation Project Overview
This kitchen renovation in Morristown, NJ, was part of a larger home renovation that also included new floors throughout the house, tile installation, remodeling of both bathrooms, painting, landscaping, and a whole lot of improved curb appeal!
The client inherited the home from a family member and they needed to renovate the house before putting it on the market. Because they lived out of town, they needed to work with a home renovation company that could manage the entire project for them. Monk’s completed the entire renovation in just three months. We made things easy for the client by communicating through phone calls, photos, and e-mail.
Kitchen Renovation Process: Before & After
The client understood that in order to quickly sell their inherited northern New Jersey house, the kitchen would require a total overhaul. So rather than a simple “kitchen makeover” (where Monk’s only replaces cabinets, countertops and appliances), we obliged them with a complete renovation that included a new layout, for which we closed off an exterior door, moved the sink and a few walls, and installed new plumbing and electrical work.
For this kitchen renovation, specifically, the customer wanted more open and usable space, as well as gorgeous matching hardwood flooring throughout the house.
Take a look at how we achieved a dramatic transformation.
Kitchen Renovation Photos
We removed the old wall separating the dining room from the kitchen and installed a peninsula open up the space. In this picture, you can see that we were able to match the new floor fairly well with the old floor. On the wall to the left, we removed an old sliding door to make room for more counter space.
We prefer to insulate all walls when we renovate. The exterior walls and ceilings require insulation. We add insulation to the interior walls to improve the sound quality in the house.
The green drywall, or sheetrock, is water resistant and is used in rooms like the kitchen, bathroom, and basement.
We usually prime and apply one coat of paint prior to installing the cabinets in a new kitchen. This allows the drywall to seal up in order to have sharp painting lines next to your cabinets after they are hung. The new floor is covered with red rosin paper to protect it.
This is the first coat of paint being applied prior to the kitchen cabinet installation.
We install the cabinets. Then the granite fabricator comes to create a template. After the countertop is templated, it usually takes one week before the countertop is installed.
We protect the cabinets with plastic while we paint the kitchen. We only have to put on the final coat of paint on the walls and ceiling at this point.
Another before and after of this kitchen from a different view.
Before we installed the hardwood floor and replaced the cabinets:
After we installed the hardwood floor and replaced the cabinets:
See more photos and learn about the rest of this Morristown home remodeling project.
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Monk’s northern New Jersey home remodeling experts can help you design, plan and manage improvements to your home. Whether you’re looking to improve just one room or your entire home, Monk’s can manage it all.