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How much will it cost to remodel my kitchen?

The investment required for your kitchen remodeling project will depend on many factors, from the size of your kitchen to the type of cabinets you choose to whether or not you need or want new appliances. Those are just a few of the factors that will determine your investment. Top Drawer North’s cabinetry is competitively priced in comparison to the Big Box stores. An 8 X 10′ L-shaped kitchen can run from $2990 and up.

We encourage you to visit our showroom inMetuchen,NJto identify the cabinet options (wood species, countertop type, etc.) that you like, and then speak with one of our qualified professional designers. Our expertise can help you determine your investment based on your needs and wants, then help you add or subtract options based on your budget.

At Top Drawer North we have been remodeling kitchen in NJ & NYC Metropolitan are since 1987. We have a look long history of quality products, innovative designs & exceptional service which will ensure that that you are able to have your dream kitchen.

Why should I choose Top Drawer North for my kitchen renovation project?

Top Drawer North is a family owned kitchen renovation company, and we have worked hard to build up an excellent track record of remodeling kitchens and baths inNew Jersey,New York City,Staten Islandand the surrounding metropolitan area. We customize our approach to fit the needs of each individual client.

For customers who are overwhelmed by the number of decisions that need to be made, we work closely with you each step of the way providing guidance on your choice of cabinets, countertops, back splash, flooring, and more. If you are the type of customer who is excited by all the decision and choices, we take more of a back seat and help ensure that your overall kitchen renovation project turns out exactly the way that you want. Give us a call or stop by our show room for a free consultation.

Do you just do kitchen remodeling projects?

No, at Top Drawer North we are proud to offer design and cabinetry solutions for your entire home! We design custom built-ins, bedrooms, closets, entertainment centers, libraries, home office and more. We love opportunities to work with customers and use our creativity to design a new look and enhance the functionality of any room in the home. Take a look at one of our featured NJ home improvement projects where we designed two kitchens, two baths, a bar & window seat space.

How do I choose a cabinet type for my kitchen?

There are several key differences between the types of cabinets that we offer. Identifying your needs and what style you’re looking for is important in determining which type of kitchen cabinet is right for you.

Does one type of cabinet offer the door style you’re looking for? Does a cabinet line offer the finish or wood species that you like? What additional features and conveniences are you looking to add to your kitchen remodeling project? These are just a few of the questions to answer before making your decision.

Custom cabinets can be made to meet any need or desire you have. Most custom cabinet companies offer a large variety of standard sizes, configurations and designs; and they can modify or construct a cabinet to almost any size you require.

The Fieldstone Cabinet Line at Top Drawer North offers over 70 door styles, 7 wood species and almost unlimited finishes. They will also custom match a stain for you so you have complete flexibility in designing the kitchen of your dreams.

We also offer Grabill Kitchen Cabinet which will build anything we can design and draw. They also offer the flexibility to use any wood or finish that you desire. National Forest Products also is limitless in woods, finishes and construction.

The benefits of custom kitchen cabinets range from high quality to endless options, so you can create a one-of-a-kind dream kitchen with features galore.

What type of countertop should I choose for my kitchen?

There are many types of countertops to choose from: granite, quartz, solid surface and laminate. What surface material you choose should depend on factors such as how you plan to use your countertop, your expectations for the surface, and your budget.

You can use this counter top guide to help you narrow your selection:

Why choose Granite?

Granite is a natural stone, and the look and feel of real stone is hard to match.  It is very durable, it handles heat well and it comes in many variations – almost 200 to choose from.

The cost of granite has decreased significantly over the last few years.  It requires periodic sealing, depending on the granite selected, and will have visible seams.

Why choose Quartz?

Quartz is a blend of quartz and resins that form a hard, durable surface, with a feel that is very similar to granite. The colors and patterns that are created typically have little variation and provide a consistent appearance. In addition to its durability, quartz tops handle heat well, require little maintenance and will have visible seams.

Why choose Solid Surface?

Solid surface (Corian is one brand) counter tops are typically acrylic products that are durable and very adaptable.  There are hundreds of colors and a large variety of edge profiles to choose from. It has moderate heat resistance and hard-to-find seams.  And while solid surface tops can scratch, they can be repaired easily.

Why choose Laminate?

Laminate is the most popular material used for a countertop. It offers thousands of colors and a number of textured finishes.  It wears fairly well and doesn’t require any sealing. The seams are visible and it has almost no reparability.

What kind of new flooring, paint and appliances should I choose for my new kitchen?

By working with a qualified kitchen designer at Top Drawer North, you can determine the type of flooring that is best for you, and your project can be developed accordingly. A rule of thumb is that contrasting colors tend to enhance both products. For example, a lighter cabinet and a darker floor would be appropriate.

 

How long will it take to remodel my kitchen?

A typical kitchen from our lines will take between 5 and 8 weeks to deliver.

An average kitchen renovation project with no major construction or addition should take one to three weeks after delivery to complete the project.

The type of countertop selected will also impact the project completion time. Laminate tops take two to three weeks. Granite, sold surface, and quartz products take approximately one week.

 

What should I expect during my remodel?

Every remodel is different, but there are some things that you can plan for.

The basic installation process includes these steps:

Step 1: Your old kitchen will be torn out.

Step 2: New electrical, if required, is installed.

Step 3: New plumbing, if required, is installed.

Step 4: The walls are repaired and prepped for paint.

Step 5: The cabinets are installed.

Step 6: The top is measured and a template is made.

Step 7: The trim for the cabinets is installed.

Step 8: After the countertop is fabricated or cut to size, the top is installed.

Step 9: The final plumbing is connected and your kitchen is functioning once again.

Step 10: The new floor is installed, where applicable.

What else should I expect during the installation?

Since your kitchen will be out of commission for one to two weeks, expect to eat at restaurants frequently – a minor inconvenience that is more than made up for when the installation is complete!