Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have remodeling questions? Get all the answers to your questions here. Kowalske Kitchen & Bath is your trusted kitchen, bath and basement remodeling contractor in Delafield, Wisconsin. We specialize in interior remodeling for homeowners living in Delafield, Brookfield, Hartland, Wauwatosa, Elm Grove and the surrounding areas.

General Remodeling Questions


What is design build?

The design-build remodel method means that one company provides the design and construction services, all under one roof.


What are the benefits of design build?

Working with one team from design to construction means that we work closely with all team members. The team works together to foresee any issues during the design and planning stage to avoid any additional expense and keep the project on track.


Is design build remodel more expensive?
Design Build streamlines cost by providing a single company that oversees the entire project from concept to finish. A design build team works together to design a space, purchase materials, stay in budget and execute the construction. The alternative option is the design-bid-build approach, which forces the homeowner to find subcontractors and materials themselves. Bidding and dealing with multiple contracts can easily lead to frustration, high costs in labor, subpar materials and a tremendous amount of wasted time.


How long does it take to remodel a kitchen?
Generally, it takes 6-8 weeks to remodel a kitchen. For projects that are more complicated and involve moving walls or structural issues, it might take longer.


How long does it take to remodel a bathroom?

Generally, it takes 4-6 weeks to remodel a bathroom. For projects that are more complicated and involve moving walls, mechanicals or structural issues, it might take longer.

Questions About Kowalske


What is your service area? 

Our core service area includes Wisconsin homes in Lake Country, Waukesha County and Milwaukee County. We typically remodel homes in Delafield, Brookfield, Hartland, Wauwatosa, Elm Grove and the surrounding areas.


How does your remodeling process work?

We are a full-service design-build remodel company. We manage the entire project from start to finish to ensure the success of your project.


Can you help me design the space and pick out materials?

Yes, we have in-house designers who will create a functional and beautiful design for your home. Additionally, your personal designer will coach you through the material selection process while keeping your budget and style in mind. Our showroom carries cabinets, sinks, tile, flooring, countertop materials, vanities, plumbing fixtures, hardware and more. We take care of ordering all of your materials and ensuring they are on-site when your project begins.


Do I have to pick out materials on my own? 

No! Your designer will guide you through the selection process in our showroom. You don’t need to run around town looking for tile or counters. We have an excellent selection of materials in our Delafield showroom. We make the selection process as easy as possible for you.


How do I get an estimate for my project?

The best way to start the estimate process is to complete the form on our Contact Us Page. A member of our design team will contact you to schedule an appointment within two business days of receiving your submitted form.


How much does it cost to get an estimate?

We provide free estimates. In addition, we will show you floor plans and 3D renderings of your new space.


At what point do I need to pay for your services?

Our free consultation includes an estimate and showing you 3D renderings. To move your project forward, we’ll ask you to sign a “Project Development Agreement” and pay 5% of your project estimate. During the “Project Development” stage, we finalize drawings, choose materials and provide a quote. The payment goes towards the cost of your project (labor, materials, etc.).


How much does it cost to remodel? 

The cost to remodel depends on the size of your project, age of your home, materials (level of finishes), complexity (keeping the same layout versus moving walls) and the cost to construct. Our pricing page will give you a general idea of what our remodeling projects typically cost.


What is in your showroom?

Our Delafield showroom carries a wide variety of materials for your remodeling project – cabinets, sinks, tile, flooring, countertop materials, vanities, plumbing fixtures, hardware and more.


Do I need to make an appointment to visit your showroom?

You don’t need an appointment to visit our Delafield showroom. You can stop by during regular business hours. If you want to speak with a designer, we encourage you to schedule a free appointment to ensure you get the highest level of service during your visit.


Do you oversee the construction?

Yes, your dedicated Project Manager oversees the project schedule and remodel of your home to ensure the project finishes on time and on budget. Our Project Manager works with your designer to ensure the success of your project.


Do you remodel whole houses or do additions?

Yes, we remodel whole homes and can help you do an addition to your home.


I only want to update my shower. Can you help me?

Yes, we can remodel only your shower. Contact us to schedule an appointment.


I want to update my kitchen countertops. Can you help me with this?

Yes, we can replace your counters. Typically, countertop replacement includes removing the old counters and installing new countertops, sink and faucet. Contact us to get an estimate.


How long have you been in business?
We have been in business since 1983.


Why should I work with Kowalske?

We are a small, family-owned interior remodeling company with a team of highly passionate designers and craftsmen. We understand the importance of delivering a project on time, on budget, and with the award-winning quality our customers have come to expect. We take the time to get to know you, your project, and your goals for the space. We are known for providing excellent service and high quality craftsmanship. Read our reviews – we have happy customers!

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