If you’re thinking of getting a kitchen renovation, the first thing you’ll need to do is plan. While there is a lot that Capital Remodeling will do for you, a lot of the big decisions are up to you. Planning ahead now will mean you’ll have less stress during the renovation process and more time to enjoy your brand new kitchen! Here are a few tips on how to plan out your kitchen renovation.
Prepare Your Budget
Planning out your budget is the first step to a successful kitchen remodel. Work with your contractor to come up with an estimate of the cost of materials and labor. Be sure to budget for a little more than the estimate, just in case there is an unforeseen circumstance, such as mold or water damage that is discovered once the house is opened up. You may also want to have a slightly higher budget just in case you decide you want to upgrade your appliances, lighting, tile, fixtures, or cabinetry!
Study Your Kitchen
Before you start making plans for your new kitchen, take a moment to study your kitchen and notice what really frustrates you or what you find yourself wishing you had. Is your kitchen too dark? Consider larger windows to let in more natural sunlight. Are you tired of your stained and damaged countertops? Maybe it’s time for an upgrade to durable granite countertops. Do you find yourself daydreaming about fancy new cabinets with sophisticated glass doors? Now is the time for new cabinets! Make a comprehensive list of everything in your kitchen you’d like to change, add, or improve. Now is your chance to get the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of; planning thoroughly will make your remodel really count!
If you are planning on replacing old appliances, it’s easy to be tempted by the fancy built-in refrigerator with the hefty price tag. Before deciding on an appliance, think about your lifestyle. Do you eat out most nights? Then maybe you don’t need an expensive refrigerator if it’s just going to store leftovers. However, if you love to host parties, then items such as an efficient dishwasher and a precise cooktop are definitely worth investing in. Just as you don’t want to spend too much on an appliance you won’t use often, you also don’t want to spend too little on an appliance that will be heavily used. A drastic decrease in price almost always coincides with a drastic decrease in quality. You don’t want to go through the effort of having a cheap appliance installed only to have it break down a few short years later. The key is finding a good balance between cost, quality, and your lifestyle.
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