Your kitchen is the focal point of your home. It’s a gathering place for friends and guests. It’s where you share meals and special moments with your family. This space should be both functional and beautiful. Whether you’re planning a full renovation or looking to make a few cosmetic changes, MLM Incorporated can help. Our kitchen remodeling contractors in the greater New Orleans area will bring your dream kitchen to life.
Let’s Create Your Dream Kitchen
When getting started with your remodel, it’s first important to evaluate the amount of space you have to work with. Think about the things you like about your kitchen, as well as what you’d change.
From there, you should consider your wants versus needs so you can focus on these in your budget. There are several different components of a kitchen remodel. Which elements are most important to you? The most common areas that people choose to update include:
- Cabinets and hardware
- Pantry areas
- Faucets, sinks, and plumbing
- Doors and windows
- Walls and ceilings
- Upgraded features like a home bar or espresso station
Not only can we help to make your kitchen more inviting, but we can also improve your layout, increase storage options, and provide additional seating. We can upgrade everything from cabinets and countertops to flooring, paint, and appliances.
Find your inspiration in our gallery of previous kitchen renovation projects.
How much does a kitchen remodel cost?
Budgeting is an important part of any renovation, even a small kitchen remodel. We understand how important it is to know how much you’ll be spending. This depends on several factors and important decisions you’ll make along the way.
The majority of your budget will go towards flooring, countertops, and cabinets. The materials you choose will have a significant impact on pricing. For example, granite or marble countertops are often double the price of tile or laminate. Within each category, the price will also depend on the quality of materials used. We’ll help you develop a plan to incorporate the show-stopping upgrades you want, while also sticking to your budget.
If you are unable to pay for your renovation upfront, we offer convenient financing opportunities at MLM Incorporated. This allows you to spread out your payments over an extended period. Options include financing with no fees for up to 12 months, as well as low down payments with no prepayment penalties for loans of up to $45,000.
How long does a kitchen remodel take?
Just like your budget, a timeline is an important part of the renovation process. Your family uses this room every day, and we know that it can be difficult to maneuver around our work. We also understand the excitement and anticipation surrounding a remodel. If you’re looking to meet a certain deadline, be open and honest about your expectations.
From a small galley kitchen remodel to a complete overhaul of a large kitchen space, every project is unique. The size and scale of your project will have an effect on how long it takes to complete. In general, a small project with minimal construction averages 6-8 weeks. Large kitchen remodels with structural changes will take longer, usually 10-12 weeks.
When you work with MLM Incorporated on a remodel or new build, you can trust that we will provide a detailed outline of each phase of the process. We communicate throughout the process, keeping you up to date at every step. Our promise is to always be upfront about issues that may increase build-time.
What are different types of kitchen renovations?
One of the best ways to invest in your home is by upgrading the kitchen. While a functional space will give you daily value, it can also make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. Regardless of the size of your home, MLM Incorporated can help you devise a plan for your kitchen upgrades.
In some cases, a budget kitchen remodel will be the best way to update your space. Our remodeling contractors will focus on the must-haves, such as updated countertops or cabinets. Even hardware or light fixtures can have an impact on the overall aesthetics.
For mid-level projects, you may be interested in making minor changes to your space. This could include opening lines of sight by knocking down non-loadbearing walls or updating any historic elements that are no longer up to code.
Lastly, a full-scale renovation often requires us to start (almost) from scratch. Demolition helps us truly design the layout you’re looking for. A larger renovation may include adding popular elements like large kitchen islands, storage space or a new walk-in pantry, and additional seating options.
How We Help At MLM Incorporated
Our team at MLM Incorporated boasts more than a decade of experience in renovations. When you hire us, you can trust that the job will be done with accuracy and craftsmanship every time. These are the areas of a kitchen remodel that we can help you with.
Demolition or structural changes
Interested in adding an island? Would you prefer to have your sink by the window? There are many renovations that call for a complete change of layout. By demolishing the existing space, we can start from scratch to build your dream kitchen from the ground up.
In these cases, building permits often come into play. The good news? Working with MLM Incorporated means we take care of the permitting process. We are experts in complying with Louisiana building code requirements.
Plumbing and pipes
Again, when it comes to major structural changes, you will typically need to move plumbing and pipes. This is not the type of project to attempt as a DIY experiment.
Only licensed professionals like the ones at MLM Incorporated will be able to prevent costly leaks and water damage. Do the job right from the start.
From outlets to recessed lighting and fixtures, we can handle every electrical aspect of your new kitchen remodel.
We bring in a licensed electrician to complete any rewiring work. This is essential to ensure the safety of your kitchen renovation.
While structural work gives you the bones of a great kitchen, the “wow” factor is all in the details. Our team can help with these upgrades and features of a beautiful kitchen:
- Laying new flooring and countertops
- Installing modern sinks and faucets
- Updating light fixtures and adding recessed lighting
- Upgrading new cabinets and hardware
- Installing backsplash details
These types of projects can give your kitchen a fresh and updated look, even without structural changes.
Refrigerators, microwaves, and ovens are an essential part of any kitchen remodel. Perhaps you also want to add other upgraded appliances too, like wine fridges or ice machines.
Our kitchen remodeling contractors can help you choose the best appliances for your budget and rearrange your layout as needed.
Do you have something in mind that you can’t seem to find? Perhaps you want to recreate a kitchen you’ve seen online or in a magazine?
At MLM Incorporated, we design and complete custom work to ensure your kitchen is the perfect fit for your design preferences and lifestyle.
Historic kitchen renovation
MLM Incorporated takes pride in restoring and preserving historic New Orleans’ buildings. In fact, we have managed major citywide historic renovation projects that included the replacement of the entire mechanical and electrical infrastructures of historical buildings without disturbing their original facades.
If your historic home needs renovating, we can help. There are often additional challenges that lie beneath the surface of older buildings. Our team can rectify these issues so your home is livable and safe, while still maintaining its gorgeous historic nature.
Our Kitchen Renovation Approach
At MLM Incorporated, we know that a kitchen is a place where you nourish yourself and your family. It’s a special place that is uniquely yours. We want to help you create the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of.
Our renovation process begins with an assessment that takes into account your vision for the space. This includes a brainstorming session to determine your needs, wants, and budget. We’ll also discuss any time constraints you may have to ensure we’re all on the same page. We will then create a detailed plan to guide the entire process from start to finish.
At MLM Incorporated, we value open lines of communication, especially during the remodeling process. That’s why we utilize a convenient app that keeps customers informed of daily logs, schedules, invoices, and more. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that arise along the way.
Work With Kitchen Remodeling Contractors In New Orleans
Among all of the home upgrades you can make, kitchen remodels have the highest return on investment. Whether you’re planning a small renovation or a complete kitchen overhaul, it’s important to have a team that can manage the entire process.
MLM Incorporated is proud to be the preferred residential and commercial construction company in New Orleans and our surrounding communities. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Plus, we have been awarded Best of Houzz 2015 through 2019. Our repeat clients will tell you that we are knowledgeable, dependable, and committed to excellence.
Contact us to request a quote, explore your financing options, or to learn more about our services.