On March 16, 2020 the governor of Pennsylvania issued a stay at home order that included closing all nonessential businesses in Philadelphia including the Teknika Kitchens and Baths showroom. At the time I was worried that would be the end of kitchen remodeling until we were able to again open the doors of our showroom. After all, remodeling is more than just taking out cabinets and putting a new set back in; many decisions need to be made along the way and they need to be made in person between the kitchen designer and the client, often with samples between them.
However, much to my surprise and to the credit of Teknika’s clients, we can still accomplish bath and kitchen remodeling in the age of COVID-19, in our new normal.
How are we doing these kitchen remodels? As you guessed, we do them with the help of Zoom and other technology that is just about where we need it to be to design a kitchen remodel remotely. The manufacturing of the cabinets and other materials (plumbing, tile etc.) is another matter. That depends on the state where the manufacturing takes place as to whether they can keep producing. We have been lucky that most of our suppliers have had supplies and our cabinets are still being produced. After the production, with installation is where it gets tricky and where the COVID-19 virus might overcome our best efforts.
While this might seem a mix of good and bad news, the overall good news is that the part of the kitchen remodeling process that takes the most time can be done remotely with technology. We break down the kitchen remodeling process into two phases: The design phase and then the installation phase.
Teknika Kitchens and Baths can help you get started on remodeling your kitchen while you have the time during this COVID-19 quarantine. Browse our site for inspiration and email us at email@example.com to start your project today. See you on Zoom.