The kitchen is one of the main focal points of any home and can really make or break a sale for new home buyers. Since trends change over the years, the style of a kitchen designed in the 1980s or 90s is likely to be outdated going into 2020. By remodeling your kitchen with a more modern design, you can seriously improve the aesthetics of your home’s interior and even add value to your home.

While this is a project you can tackle by yourself if you are handy and know a thing or two about plumbing and electrical construction, it is often a task that is best left to the professionals.  Trusted kitchen contractors are going to be your best bet when it comes to updating your kitchen. Full Measure LLC, an Alburquerque kitchen remodel company, can help you every step of the way to help build the kitchen of your dreams. In this article, we’ll go over the steps of the process of a kitchen transformation so that you can know what to expect during a remodel.


The first step in any renovation is going to be demolition. A demo is done to rip out all of the existing fixtures, appliances, and drywall if necessary. This will give you access to any damaged plumbing or other problems that need to be addressed.

Repair/Replace Plumbing

One of the biggest concerned with renovating a kitchen is the existing plumbing. Now that you have demolished everything out, now is the perfect time to check and repair or replace any corroded or outdated plumbing. 

Replace Old Lighting

Old light fixtures can not only bring the look of your whole kitchen down, but they can also use more electricity than needed. Replacing your old fixtures with new, modern, energy-efficient lighting can really improve your bathroom. In fact, today’s trends include smart LED lighting and features like push-button light switches, app-controlled lighting functions, and more.

Fix/Add Drywall

Drywall can take a beating over the years from everyday use. Damage can happen from a number of causes—from water damage, scuffing from furniture or appliances, termites or other pests, and more. While you have everything out of your kitchen, this is a perfect time to repair any damaged sections of drywall. 


Painting your kitchen is one of the easiest ways to upgrade the space. Once you have gotten all of the drywall fixed or added in, your next step will be to get it painted. Make sure to choose a color that blends well with the rest of the home. Most homeowners enjoy warm or bright colors over dark ones like black or grey, although dark wood, stone, and earth tones are rising in popularity in recent years. Have a design consultant go over your options with you to achieve the best look.

Install Flooring/Trim

Take it from us—it’s easy to underestimate the trim of a kitchen, but the truth is that a beautiful trim can add serious aesthetic appeal to any room. After all the walls are painted, your kitchen contractors will be ready to start installing the trim. This goes for crown molding, floor trim, door trim, and any other trim. 

Install Cabinets

Now that all of your walls are painted and the trim is installed, the cabinets can go up. Install all of the cabinets in your kitchen before moving into your countertops. Some homeowners prefer to resurface their cabinets instead of replacing older ones. If your cabinets are in good condition, this could be an option to consider that will save money on your entire renovation.

Install Countertops

With your cabinets installed, you can move right along to the countertops. The countertop install is best left to the professionals as it can be a very involved process. 

Apply Backsplash

After the cabinets and countertop installs are complete, you can finish it off with backsplash. The backsplash can be installed quickly and easily as one of the last steps to your remodel. 

Install Appliances/Hardware

Last but not least, you are going to want to add in all of your appliances and any hardware removed back to your cabinets. This will ensure everything is good to go before moving in heavier items. 

Trusted Kitchen Remodeling In Albuquerque, New Mexico

Providing top-notch quality service since 1999, Full Measure Kitchen & Bath is one of Albuquerque's most trusted kitchen remodeling companies. With a full team of licensed and insured staff, you can trust that your home is in good hands. Full Measure also offers flexible financing to get your Albuquerque kitchen remodel done on your budget. For more information, give our trusted kitchen contractors a call to speak with an agent over the phone. For a free quote and in-home consultation on your dream kitchen, fill out our online form.