Has your kitchen been a fixer-upper for some time now? If you’re ready to start a kitchen renovation project, you will have a lot on your plate.
With so many things to consider, how do you know what’s important?
To help you with the project we put together a quick guide before you begin remodeling your kitchen.
Read on to get remodeling.
Do You Plan on Moving Soon
If you’re planning on renovating your kitchen, chances are you have one of two things in mind. You’re either planning on selling or enjoying.
Be honest about whether or not you plan on selling the house anytime soon. If planning on selling the house, you should consult a real estate agent and get their input on how to maximize the renovation.
However, is selling the house is not on the cards soon, you should renovate the kitchen so it makes you happy.
Salvage What You Can
Unless money is no object, chances are you have a budget set for your renovation.
The best way to stick to your budget and complete the project without further delays is to salvage what you can.
For example, you could keep the layout the same, which could save you money on plumbers. Can you keep the same floors and windows?
Think about whether or not your cabinets simply need a little painting.
Can You Afford the Add Ons
If you’ve always dreamed of a bright open space kitchen, in your mind, you probably have no problem tearing down a wall or two.
Before you hammer down the walls ask if you can afford the add-ons.
Not only will it be more expensive, but the remodel will take more time, which means the longer you will have to order in.
Instead, you could put the money towards buying nicer cabinets and appliances.
Some Appliances Require Custom Cabinets
In your search for the perfect kitchen on Pinterest, you probably came across some unique and sick appliances.
However, you need to know those types of appliances require custom made cabinets.
If you want a cooktop instead of a traditional stove, the cabinets will require a special depth. Will you have any other add-ons such as a range hood, warming drawer, built-in microwave, or others.
You Can Ask for Help
While some homeowners take pride saying they came up with the kitchen layout themselves, sometimes it pays to ask a professional opinion.
Before you start a kitchen renovation project, you should consider whether or not you should hire a designer.
Since they’re professionals, they’ll know how to make the most of the space, especially if you don’t have much to work with.
Also, if you’re going for a wow factor or plan on selling the home soon, hiring a designer could give you the most for your investment.
Make Your Kitchen Renovation Succesful
Remodeling your kitchen is a big project. Before you get started you need to consider whether or not you will sell the house, can you afford add-ons and more.
If you need help with your next kitchen renovation project, we’re here to assist. Contact us to request a quote or information.