Starting a Kitchen Remodel: What You Should Know

Kitchen Remodel | You may think that a kitchen remodel won’t be so hard. You’ve got some tools and a few friends willing to help. Your brother is going to let you borrow his truck to go get materials and you’ve got a few days off work to get it done. A kitchen remodel will always be harder than you think and there are a few things you need to know before you get started.

  1. What Do You Do in the Kitchen? This may seem like a silly question, but your kitchen needs to fit your lifestyle. If you do a lot of cooking, you may want to consider a lot of shelving and counter space, large cooktops, and making the range hood the show stopper of the room. If you don’t cook, but love to entertain, the kitchen may be better suited as an open, minimalistic space with ample seating. Even a set of French doors leading to the backyard entertainment area. Don’t plan your kitchen remodel based on what’s trendy or in style, focus on what will serve your lifestyle best.
  2. What Are the Measurements? Before you go to a home store to start purchasing materials and ordering new appliances, you need to know the exact measurements of the space including windows, walls, doorways, current appliances, and countertops and more. You will also need to consider things like sunlight orientation, entrances and exits, and adjacent rooms.
  3. What is Your Budget? You need to have a well-established budget long before you start buying materials. Having a little wiggle room in your kitchen remodel budget is always smart so that you have the cash to cover unexpected expenses. If you are thinking about starting a kitchen remodel in the future, start pricing how much your dream appliances are, the quartz countertops you’ve always wanted, or the heated floors that you’ve had on your Christmas list for ten years. Save up for your kitchen remodel so that you can indulge in spending a little more on things that will make you happiest.

Hiring a professional to complete your kitchen remodel is the best way to ensure that it the project is right the first time and you can say well within your established budget.

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