Here are tips to ensure you get the most out of your kitchen remodel
1. Plan, Prepare and Plan some more
Did you know-planning and preparing your kitchen remodel should encompass a large portion of your construction timeline? The quantity and quality of the plan and prep stage will directly affect the amount of construction mayhem you experience. As a bonus, you’re more likely to remain on time and budget.
Nothing will blow the budget of a kitchen remodel faster than changing the plumbing pipes or drains, electrical outlets, and moving walls Not only are they often costly to begin with, they are usually where unforeseen problems occur. So if possible, keep appliances, water fixtures, and walls within the same location. Not only will you save on demolition and reconstruction costs, but you’ll also cut the quantity of dust and debris your project generates. When in doubt consult a licensed professional. Need a referral? We have a great network of local contractors we work with and recommend. Call Steve Now for help.
3. Appliances Matter
Choose appliances made by trusted brands that have high marks in online reviews, efficiency, and resources such as Consumer Reports.
4. Lighting Choices for Kitchen
Lighting can make a world of difference to the ambiance of a kitchen. It can make your kitchen look larger and brighter. or small and dingy. There are many lighting choices for kitchens a few are below.
Under-cabinet lighting should get on your must-have list since cabinets usually create dark work areas and shadows. Since you’re remodeling already, there won’t be a better time to add hard-wired lights.
Pendant lights are good for islands and over counters without cabinets.
Kitchens with high-quality fixtures, multi-color hex tile, and modern accents such as glass enclosures are sure to get a wow from your visitors to your home!
Functionality, quality, and longevity should be top priorities during kitchen remodeling. Resist low-quality “bargains”, and choose products that combine low maintenance with long warranty periods. If you’re planning on moving soon, products with substantial warranties are a selling advantage and add value.
Investments such as Solid-surface countertops, as an example, may cost more, but with the right care, they’ll look great and last for an extended time. Plus home buyers love these quality additions.
6. Maximize for Storage Space
Lots of room for storage in homes will never go out of style., If you’re sticking with an existing footprint, here are a few ideas to maximize your kitchens storage options:
Installing Cabinets that reach the ceiling will cost a bit more but you’ll gain valuable space for storing for all those once-a-year items and kitchen gadgets people accumulate. The bonus is you won’t need to dust cabinet tops.
Hang it up by mounting small shelving units on unused wall areas and inside cabinet doors; hang stock pots and enormous skillets on a ceiling-mounted rack; and add hooks to the backs of closet doors for aprons, brooms, and mops.
7. Communicate Clearly your Renovation Professional
Establishing an honest rapport with good communication with your project manager or construction team is important for staying on time, budget, and ensuring the success of your project. You are hiring a professional to help make your home renovation easier, make sure to choose a company you can trust and can easily communicate with.