How to Remodel Your Kitchen in Steps
Remodeling your kitchen can be quite the endeavor, especially if you’re looking to stretch your budget as much as possible. Fortunately, you can prioritize your remodeling efforts to ensure that your budget doesn’t have to suffer unnecessary strain and that you get the most out of your remodel, with a functional design that’s sure to impress. Here’s how to remodel your kitchen in steps that can work well for your design and your budget.
Start With the Cabinets
Kitchen cabinetry is like the bones of your kitchen. Just about all other additions to your design will rely on sturdy cabinets for support. That means you not only need to find a cabinet design that works with your aesthetic, but you also need to ensure your cabinets are strong enough to support other add-ons like countertops. Remember, not all countertop materials weigh the same, so you’ll need sturdier cabinets for some choices.
Because cabinets comprise so much of the kitchen, and because of the important role they play in the overall design, they tend to be the most costly portion of the remodel. That’s why many homeowners like to get it out of the way first. After taking care of your cabinets, everything else is easier. Of course, you may not have to replace your cabinets entirely. If they’re already sturdy enough to support your other design options, you can simply opt for a cabinet refacing rather than a replacement. Not only will that be less costly, but it’s also much faster.
Consider Your Countertops
After the cabinets have been established, it’s time to move on to countertops. This is one of the most popular design elements in any kitchen, as they tend to stand out and they’re what you’ll be looking at the most when you’re actually working in your kitchen. You can find a wide variety of options available, including stone countertops, which are especially popular. For those looking for more budget-friendly alternatives to natural stone, you can find a sleek aesthetic that’s much easier on your wallet with laminate options.
The major appliances in your kitchen are key to bringing the whole design together. You’ll have to make sure that they can complement the other aesthetic choices you’ve made to create one cohesive image for your cooking space. This step can also be broken down into smaller steps by replacing each appliance as you see fit. For a singular theme, however, the big appliances like stoves and refrigerators should probably be replaced simultaneously to ensure matching styles. Failing that, always try to make a long-term plan before you do any upgrades.
The flooring in your kitchen is one of the easiest upgrades to manage. Realistically, you can upgrade the flooring at any time, though many prefer to wait until the end to ensure their flooring choice goes well with the overall design. When it comes to flooring, there are quite a few different options available, so it’s typically best to consult a design expert to make sure your style works overall. Otherwise, you can simply use some durable rugs to cover up the flooring until you get it how you like.
Consult Kitchen Solvers
Now that you know how to remodel your kitchen in steps, you’ll need the experts who can take care of the hard parts for you. At Kitchen Solvers, we can work with you every step of the way to not only finalize the design, but also to move forward with the installation. Contact us today to learn more!
And be sure to check out our blog, Steps to Take When You Plan Your Kitchen Remodel for more information on remodeling your kitchen.Back