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Q: How long does a kitchen remodel take?

A: Each project is unique, but for a rough estimate allowing for material production and lead time and all the phases of a remodel, you could be looking at four to six weeks, not including planning and designing.

Q: How much does kitchen remodeling cost?

A: On average, $21,680. But small projects are more along the lines of $10,000 to $15,000.

Q: How do I prepare for kitchen remodeling?

A: The most important thing to do is designate an area to be your kitchen “stand-in”. This way you won’t be stuck paying for expensive meals out during the reno. So, create an area where you can prepare food to the best of your ability. Aside from that, we’ve got it covered!

Q: How long does a bathroom remodel take?

A: If you don’t run into any bumps along the way, you can be look at roughly 23 days.

Q: How much does bathroom remodeling cost?

A: On average $9,381 but it could also be between $3,500 and $7,000 if it’s smaller scale.

Q: What comes first during bathroom remodeling?

A: For a full renovation, any demolition will start first, followed by plumbing and electrical. Cabinets and painting come next, followed by toilet installation, fixtures and flooring.

Q: Do I need permits to remodel a bathroom or kitchen?

A: Only if you are changing your home’s existing footprint, electrical system or plumbing.

Empire Cabinets & Vanities FAQ

Q: What types of countertop damage can be repaired?

A: All countertops can be repaired. Whether they’re ruptured, cracked, chipped, water damaged, or stained from chemicals or hot dishes.

Q: What counter materials can be repaired?

A: All of them, even chipped granite or quartz can be repaired. Concrete, butcher block, marble—we’ve fixed them all!

Q: What is the difference between cabinet resurfacing and refacing?

A: Resurfacing keeps the cabinet boxes, but replaces doors and decorative elements. Refacing simply means giving the visible surfaces a change with paint, stain, etc.

Q: Which renovations give a return on investment?

A: Bathroom and kitchen renovations have the highest return on investment of any remodeling project. It can be between 80% and more than 100%!

Q: Why is remodeling so expensive?

A: When you remodel, you are upgrading and installing new updated appliances. Smaller renovations aren’t that pricey, but for larger ones it can be similar to building from the ground up. But consider the energy savings you will have down the road by having those updated appliances, as well as the monetary return should you choose to sell. Remodeling is a great investment!