Are you planning a kitchen renovation this year? You are not alone! Given that we have been at home in the recent months more than ever and cooking, lots of folks are finding flaw with the hub of their home. But renovating a kitchen is not a weekend DIY. It requires careful thought and planning. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get started.
Do your research
Research is key before starting a kitchen renovation. Whether you are doing a full gut reno or just a little facelift, you still want to take your time and plane carefully. Which appliances do you want? What type of wood will hold up best for kitchen cabinets? What counter top materials do you want to us? And most importantly, what is your budget? (Kitchen renovations can range anywhere from $25K to over $100K)
2. Hire a great contractor!
If you want your project to run smoothly, a great contractor is key! A contractor is going to have all of the skilled tradespeople ready to tackle the plumbing, electrical, cabinetry and tile needs that your kitchen remodel will require. Don't overlook the importance of him or her. A great contractor is worth every penny!
3. Have a plan
You have had plenty of time dreaming up your new kitchen with lots of Pinterest images. But have you really planned it out? Do you know how the layout is going to change? Or what colors you want to incorporate? Knowing the answer to these questions (and more!) will help your kitchen project run smoothly.
4. Get what you want
Yes, I know that kitchen remodels are expensive, but you only do it once every 20 years or so. Make sure you get what you want. There's nothing worse than spending a lot of money just to continue to wish you'd gotten the quartzite counters or the double ovens.
5. Hire a designer!
Sometimes it's hard to visualize how your kitchen will turn out or how all of those Pinterest images can turn into your dream kitchen. A designer can help you pull it all together.