Steps to Take When You Plan Your Kitchen Remodel
Whether your kitchen is in need of an update or you’ve found inspiration that has fueled a desire for a remodel, few things are more exciting than planning your new kitchen.
Remodeling a kitchen is a big investment and undertaking, however. Before you jump into an overhaul of your kitchen, be sure to follow these steps to plan it out and get the results you’re looking for.
Consider Your Motivations
Beyond the desire for a new look in your kitchen, it’s important to think about why you want to remodel. Are you planning to sell your home in the future? Are you in need of more dining or entertainment space? Do you want to remove outdated aspects of your current kitchen? All of these details will help you plan out the best options for your new kitchen to ensure you’ll be happy for years to come.
Think About Your Budget
Kitchen remodels can quickly get pricey, especially as you factor in changes or hidden costs. To ensure you don’t end up blindsided by expenses, plan out your budget and determine how much you’re planning to do at once. Be sure to consider all the aspects of the remodel, such as any major structural changes, contractors, new appliances, materials and more.
Don’t Rush the Planning
Planning your kitchen design isn’t something to rush into. The time you spend thinking about your new remodel should take longer than the actual construction. It’s important to take your time to consider your practical and aesthetic choices to be sure you’ll still be happy with the results after the remodel is complete.
Consider every detail you can, such as:
- Layout and measurements for any appliances, both now and in the future
- New trends and technology that you may want to incorporate into your new kitchen during construction
- Future plans to sell and accessible designs for future buyers
- Cost and look of materials and fixtures
By planning ahead, you can be sure your kitchen makes you happy, ages with you and helps you create appeal for your home if you decide to sell in the future.
Though a budget can be stressful, you don’t want to cut corners on materials and end up with a kitchen that doesn’t last over time. Whenever possible, choose quality materials that are known for long warranties and low maintenance, and be sure to choose a contractor that does quality work.
Understand the Time Involved
Remodeling is a stressful time for homeowners, no matter how much you plan. Remodeling can include delays from weather, product orders and more, which can keep you waiting longer for the completed project. If you’re planning a big entertaining event at your home, for example, be sure to leave some time for delays in the schedule to ensure your kitchen is completed in time.
It’s also important to remember that you won’t have use of your kitchen at some points during the remodel. Consider what you’ll do during that time to prepare meals, and if you’re planning to order out, work that into your budget.
Plan Your Remodel With Kitchen Solvers
If you plan right, your kitchen remodel can be a smooth and enjoyable process that leaves you with your dream kitchen. When it comes time for remodeling, Kitchen Solvers can help. We’ll work with you to design the kitchen of your dreams, so contact us today to see what we can do for you.
Also be sure to check out our blogs, Design Tips to Help With Your Kitchen Remodel and A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning Your Kitchen Remodel for more information on planning your kitchen remodel. You can also get additional information from our kitchen design page.Back