The Remodeling Process

We are fast and efficient. We do not want to inconvenience you or your family for any longer than we have to in order to get your project done. This means we plan everything out in advance, order your materials, get your cabinets built in our workshop (if you’re doing a kitchen or bath remodel), and more before coming back to your home and doing any sort of demolition. We leave your spaces intact until the very last minute. 

During a kitchen or bathroom reno process, we will ask you if you have ordered your countertops and backsplash and when those will be ready and delivered, before we tear out your kitchen or bathrooms. 


We want to make sure you have the materials necessary for us to come in quickly and finish the job. If your countertops have not arrived, then we can’t put in your backsplash — and you can’t enjoy your kitchen! We think through all of these scenarios and will advise you all along the way. 

We are here to make this as stress-free as possible!  We created this checklist to help you start documenting what your goals are for this project and non-negotiables. This document can help you figure out what is most important to you, so that later, if you do need to make some tough decisions about materials, then you know what you’re ready to compromise on and what you’re not. 

First, we’ll meet with you for a free virtual consultation so we can get a sense of your project and design dreams. We’ll provide you with a preliminary estimate based on the information you provide us — with over 15 years of experience, we’re able to give you a fairly accurate estimate at this stage. 

Next, we’ll meet with you for a free in-person consultation to get a better feel of your space and the project. After this consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with a final cost estimate. 

For some projects, we may create a 3-D rendering of your new kitchen or bathroom. This is one of the reasons we are consistently rated as 5-stars; our goal is to delight and exceed expectations at every step. 

We’ll review your 3-D renderings through a Zoom call. If your project is more complex, it may require another in-person meeting to review your 3-D renderings as walls may need to be moved or other big decisions may need to be made. If this is not the case, read about why you don’t need to hire a general contractor. For most clients, an online review of the 3-D renderings is a perfect check in.

Once you approve the 3-D renderings, we will put together an estimate and send it over to you via email to review. This estimate will include how much hardware you will need to order/how much backsplash square footage you will need/an estimate of countertop square footage.

Do remember that the final costs of materials such as countertops, cabinets, appliances, lighting fixtures, accents, etc. are up to you, depending on the type/quality you choose. 

Although doing a little preparation and research isn’t necessary, it’s definitely a mutually beneficial step. 

If you haven’t already, download our Ultimate Home Renovation Planning Checklist to help you document your goals for your project as well as create a wish list. This will help you be intentional about what you hope to achieve with your renovation and determine what success looks like to you.  

Whether or not you will want to move out during remodeling depends on the scope of your project. For larger projects, such as complete re-flooring or new countertops for your kitchen and bathrooms, you will probably want to move out for a few days as projects such as these tend to be loud and messy. 

And you can trust us during this time. We’ve hired a highly-trusted crew and, when working on site, we only stay in the places where we are working. Trust is a big factor for both you and us. 

If you do decide to stay during renovations, plan for where you’ll cook, eat, shower, and sleep if any of your usual areas will be affected. 

Many customers ask this question, and each homeowner’s preferences vary. After our consultation, we will provide you with an estimate that includes the cost of materials. 

If you would like, we can order the materials for your home renovation project and get those delivered to you or to our workshop to put together. 

However, if you would like to order your own materials based on the quantities/dimensions we’ve noted in your estimate, feel free to do so. 

We always recommend that you keep a notepad in your newly remodeled space so that, for a few weeks, you can take note of anything you find that doesn’t meet your expectations. 

After this period of time, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss creating a punch list of projects to tweak, if need be. 

In our 15 years, we have only had two customers ever need us to come back and we were happy to do so! We want your space to be perfect for you and your family. 

Yes, definitely. If you plan to sell your home in the next 5-10 years, take this into consideration when selecting materials for upgrading your kitchen and bathroom. 

You may not get your full investment back when choosing top of the line materials, but you will most likely get your investment back when choosing more practical materials that match your home/neighborhood. 

Keep in mind: if you live in an expensive neighborhood, new home buyers may expect more expensive home finishes. However, if you live in a more modest community, a new home buyer may not know the worth of the expensive materials you’ve chosen and may not value them as much when putting in an offer. 

Yes, but just know that this is a common part of the renovation process! And be prepared to either wait it out or move on to a contingency plan, such as sourcing new materials that are in stock or having to make some tough calls. 

We don’t like delays either, and we’re prepared to work with you to mitigate them keeping both the success of your project and the comfort of your home in mind. 

If you live in an apartment/condo/townhome, just know that you’ll need to start the communication process with the owners of your building early on in the process to find out what you need to show them to get your project done. 

Before work can begin, you may need to discuss the following with your building’s management company: getting permission, permits, providing proof of insurance, showing what type of improvements you’re going to make, etc. 

We are happy to provide you with what you need along the remodeling process, but as the homeowner, you will be the one in direct contact with your property management company. 

Most of our customers are repeat customers and referrals. As you find new home renovation projects, please do let us know.

Renovation Costs and Payment

In order to kick off your project, you will need to pay 50% of the project to secure your dates and for us to order your materials. 

At the end of your project, the remaining 50% will be due and invoiced to you for payment. 

After you’ve approved the estimate and your final renovation design, a final invoice will be submitted. Our system allows you to pay online via a credit card or through PayPal. 

For larger projects, it would be much appreciated if you could write a check to avoid credit card fees. But, we do understand if you prefer to use a credit card.

Yes! Our invoicing system allows you to finance your project through a third-party company, if this is an option you’re interested in. 

Our invoicing system treats these financing terms similarly to opening a new credit card — so, the interest rates are more in line with those you would expect from a credit card company. 

You may also want to check with your credit union or see if your credit card company has a 0% interest offer (or something similar) to help you with financing your renovations.

We are not affiliated with this third-party system, so if you have any questions about how the financing process works, please direct all of your questions to them.

Yes — make sure to set a 10% – 20% cushion in your budget for unknowns. This cushion money doesn’t go to us; it’s only for if the cost of your materials comes in higher than you expected.

Kitchen/Outdoor Kitchen/Bathroom

We’ll order your cabinets from a third-party source based on your specifications and get them delivered to our workshop. As soon as they arrive, we will start to build your cabinets by hand to get them ready for installation. Once the cabinets are built and other materials necessary to cabinet installation have arrived, we will schedule a demolition day(s) with you that fit your schedule. 

If you are getting countertops as well, during this time, you will want to go to a countertop company and view the types of countertop materials you would like to have for your kitchen or bathrooms. You may need to visit a few places to find the right look you are going for. Expect to spend a big portion of your budget on your slab; depending on what you choose, this can have a big impact on your budget.

We do not provide countertops — you’ll be working with another countertop company.

For your countertops, we will discuss if you’d like granite, marble, Carrara, etc. and we will take a rough measurement of your counter space to provide you with an estimate. 

However, you will receive a final estimate from another countertop company. If you’re also getting new cabinets, this company can only come out once your new cabinets are installed to do final measurements for your countertops — this is where you will receive a true cost estimate for your countertops. However, our estimates are generally close since we’ve been doing this for over 15 years!

It can take between a week and even a few months to receive your countertops — it all depends on availability. This is why it’s so important to find your countertops early in the process to vet out which ones will be available and when. 

as necessary.

The countertop company you choose to work with will install your countertops as well as your sink and faucet. 

In some cases, if there is a significant delay in receiving the countertops, we will ask for a partial payment for the work. This is so we don’t have to wait months to receive the final payment while we wait for your counters to be put back in to finish our portion of the work. 

While you wait, we can put something on top of your counters to make the space more liveable while we all wait for your countertops to arrive. Just know that we don’t like waiting just as much as you don’t!

The last step in the process is for a plumber to come in and install all of your appliances, including setting up your dishwasher, sink plumbing, etc. However, we can do offer this service for an additional fee.


Yes, and we love to! This has become a big trend and looks beautiful when properly installed. This is a challenging floor tile to install and can be installed improperly, so be careful with whom you select. 

We are experts in installing this type of tile, and you will love the work we do. Visit our gallery to see more of our plank tile floor before and after installation photos.  We’d love to speak with you about your plank tile flooring project — please schedule a free, no-obligation consultation so we can discuss your project and see how we can help! 

Get inspired by these tile looks off Pinterest.  And here are more unique inspiration photos!

Yes! We offer after-installation support with a 1-year labor warranty to ensure you have the easiest, most enjoyable flooring experience possible.

We do offer flooring removals, whether you just need your old floors removed or would also like new flooring installed as well. 

Our removal pricing: 

  • Carpet and laminate: $.20 per sq. ft. 
  • Tile: $1.80 per sq. ft. 
  • Hardwood floors (that have been glued down): $3.50 per sq. ft.


We use Sherwin Williams paint by default for all of our painting projects to ensure your property has a lasting finish. Sherwin Williams has a world-class portfolio of the most trusted brands in the paints and coatings industry. 

If you would like to upgrade your paint to a brand other than Sherwin Williams, we are happy to accommodate you! You will simply be responsible for paying the difference in cost between Sherwin Williams and the new paint of your choice. 

Magnet Remodeling is a fully licensed pressure washing and painting contractor with its general liability insurance. Each member of our team is well-trained and qualified to deliver a perfect paint job for your home or business.

We have a detailed prepping process to ensure your home is protected and your paint job is perfect. The prep process usually involves removing items that are larger and difficult for you to remove, covering those that are fixed, and sanding, caulking, and drywall repairs — and more! We’ll consider the full scope of your unique project to prep appropriately.

Our Process is As Easy as 4 Steps.