What to Expect During a Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling your home can be nerve racking. Especially when you’re remodeling a well-used room like the kitchen. Rest assured when using IDC Countertops for your kitchen remodeling, you’re in good hands. Knowing what to expect during a kitchen remodel can help calm your nerves.

 Here’s what to expect:


When remodeling a kitchen it usually needs to be gutted. This involves taking out old cabinets, countertops, and appliances. As you would imagine this can get pretty messy.

We take every measure to control the amount of dust spread throughout your house but dust can still gather in the home. This is why it’s important to make sure you have an agreement with your contractor to clean up the jobsite at the end of the remodel.


From screeching saws, to sanders and nail guns you won’t be able to find much peace. Working from home or reading that book you’ve been looking forward to reading probably isn’t a good idea.

Just remember the noise is temporary and soon you will have a beautiful new kitchen to show for it.

The Unexpected

You never know what your contractor is going to find when they begin the remodeling process. It’s not uncommon to find asbestos, bad wiring, or bad plumbing.

Be sure to leave room in your budget and time frame for the unexpected to happen from the start. Doing so, unexpected problems won’t be such a shock.


Unforeseen delays can occur that are outside of the contractors control. Weather delays, change in staff, faulty existing construction, and back orders are all things that may cause a delay.

A Beautiful New Kitchen!!!

Although it can be frustrating, being aware that delays can occur and having a plan to work around these delays will help you cope in the case that it does happen.

Our advice to those planning on a kitchen remodel is to be budget wise, expect delays, expect the unexpected, and cope with the mess. The remodeling process will be over before you know it.

At IDC Countertops our highly skilled design consultants will work with you every step of the way to help you stay on budget while creating the kitchen you’ve always wanted.