The kitchen should always be one of the first projects to tackle because the owners want to make a good first impression and it is one of the rooms where guests spend the most time. However, before doing any work, you have to plan, hire contractors, withdraw permits, etc., all of which take time. The most important aspect of the planning process is making sure you have enough money to pay for the project, regardless of how big or small the scope of work is. So, the second step of home remodeling planning is to make a simple list of the work you want to do and decide if it's something you can do yourself or not.
Once you have your plan in place and you've chosen your contractor, it's time for demolition to begin. To make way for the new, we must first eliminate the old. This involves not only demolition but also debris removal, so you'll likely have to rent a large rolling container to handle the waste. This will minimize risks and clutter during your demolition project and allow you to finish it as quickly, safely and smoothly as possible.
If you decide to do any of the demolition work yourself, be careful and follow all safety precautions. Demolition can be very dangerous, especially when done randomly. Once the demolition work has been completed, the roughing process can begin. Because rewiring and plumbing are likely to be necessary, handle all the preliminary work before flooring, drywall and painting work, as it could be damaged in the process.
Once all plumbing, electrical, and HVAC upgrades have been addressed and approved, it's time to tackle the frames and drywall. Painting is something you can do yourself, but it can also be a tiring job.