Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom involves more details and planning than any other room of your home. Lawalth planning and design work is precise, with exact wall and cabinetry measurements, and esthetically perfected in any style that you like.
In New York City smaller or unusually-shaped kitchens may require customizations to make the best use of your available space. A thorough knowledge of materials and their applications, coupled with skilled installation techniques, is essential to carry out a fine design and assure the durability that you deserve in your renovation.
It is our policy to provide every client with extensive guidance and design services. We prefer to spend as much time up front as needed to assure you the highest level results.
Here are some of the steps we perform:
Renovation Planning and Preparation
Plan and design the entire renovation with client
Determine a schedule for starting and completion, allowing sufficient time for delivery of custom products
Develop or obtain specifications for all significant installation items
Obtain the building’s Alteration Agreement to review and comply with rules
Provide insurances, licenses, plans, specifications, and other documentation as may be required by the co-op or condo building’s management
Verify that all items for installation have been ordered or are scheduled
Install dust barriers to protect furniture and other rooms; use Masonite for floor protection, and seal off the work areas with plastic partitions
Perform all demolition, including cutting though existing walls for layout changes
Remove debris and dispose off-premises
Inspect for any leaks or damage behind walls, tiled areas, floors, etc.
Perform plumbing rough-in work.
Perform electrical rough-in work.
Complete building walls; tape seams and plaster to make joints seamless
Re-level floors, walls, and ceilings for cabinetry, vanities, tiling, wood floor installation etc.
Skim-coat walls and ceiling as needed, sand surfaces to a smooth finish
Prime walls and ceiling using oil-based or acrylic-based primer
Install new flooring
Install new baseboard moldings
Complete doorway framing and interior window frames
Install new doors, door moldings and hardware
Install crown-molding, millwork, trim work
Install cabinetry and millwork per plan including paneling, kitchen cabinets and vanities, entertainment centers, work stations, built-ins in other rooms, and other furniture
Make templates for fabrication of counter and vanity tops with matching backsplashes
Install sinks, faucets, dishwasher, and ice-maker
Install all light fixtures
Complete all water, gas, and electric connections including outlets, TV, computer, and other
Floor protection and complete painting
Apply faux finish, wallpaper, or other special finishes
Walk-though with client for final inspection; create a punch-list of touch-up details
Kitchen Remodeling and any other home improvement projects in New York City require lots of planning and preparation, even before the work begins. At Lawalt Home Improvement we will take you from concept to creation!