Here Are Five Tips to Help You Begin
Your Kitchen Remodel
Did you know that kitchen and bathroom remodels add the most value to your home? More and more people have begun to renovate their kitchens in recent years. If you’re looking to remodel, you’re not alone.
And because the kitchen is so integral to your home, we know you want to do it right.
It’s a massive project, so you may not know where to start. Here are some tips to help you create the kitchen you’ve always wanted.
1. Set Your Budget
The first thing you should do is set your budget. Remodels can get expensive, so having a budget in mind will not only prepare you for the work to come, but it will also prevent overspending.
Remember, you’ll need to pay for the labor, as well as the supplies. Factor both of these costs into your budget.
2. Determine Your Wants and Needs
Along with setting your budget, you should determine what remodel ideas you absolutely need and which ones you just want. Maybe a new island would be an added bonus, but you need to replace your cabinets.
Knowing what your priorities are will help you to stay within your budget and will make the planning stage much more manageable.
3. Do Some Research
You’ve probably been doing this all along without even realizing it. If you’ve kept track of seasonal sales and browsed through appliances to see what you might want to replace and whether it fits into your budget, then you’ve already started.
Try narrowing down your color scheme. Are you partial to white kitchens, or would you prefer a natural wood design?
What about tile vs. hardwood floors? Are you planning to repaint?
These are some of the decisions you’ll have to make, and you can never get started too soon.
Do you want to hire a general contractor and a kitchen designer? All of this should go into your research.
4. Plan a Layout
Think of the reasons you want to remodel your kitchen. Do you have enough counter space? Is your stove too far from your sink and refrigerator? Do you feel crowded in your kitchen, even when you’re the only one in the room?
When you identify what doesn’t work, you can create a kitchen that will. Consider using a triangular layout for your fridge, stove, and sink to eliminate unnecessary steps and maximize productivity.
If you have an open floor layout, think about installing a peninsula. Not only will it provide more counter space, but it can also section your kitchen off without making the area feel smaller.
5. Bring in the Pros
It can be hard to fit a kitchen remodel into your life and schedule. It’s even harder when you’re trying to figure it all out by yourself.
Consider hiring a general contractor to take over and translate your wants and needs into the kitchen of your dreams.
With Enhancements Inc., you’ll get access to services like a professional designer, plumbing and electric services, and custom cabinetry, just to name a few.
Give us a call today for a free consultation, and we’ll get to work designing the kitchen of your dreams.