Kitchen remodeling is a lot of work. It can be stressful and your home will be messy for a while, but in the end, you’ll have the perfect kitchen you want. However, there’s a lot to think about until then.
And in the process, people will tell you different things, you will change your mind and your contractor will deliver some good news and some bad news.
But in all of that, you need to stay calm, cool and collected and you need to do all the right things.
Here are some tips:
Don’t Spend Too Much
Once you start planning for your kitchen remodel, you should make sure that you decide whether you want to get high-end or low-end remodel. There’s a difference in the price of course, but also in the quality of materials, which you should also consider. It will also be a matter of what you want to be done in your kitchen. If all you want is a paint job or something similar, then you will probably pay less. But if you want new countertops and appliances, the cost goes up.
You should also consider the size of your kitchen. It would be better to check on inspirations online depending on how big or small your kitchen is. You would also need to consider the materials that you want to be used and make sure that it’s within your budget.
Find a Style You Like
When remodels take place, people usually have an identity crisis. You might think that turning your contemporary kitchen in your modern home into a vintage one is a good idea but rethink that decision. Work with the style of your home, don’t go against it. Once you have a vintage kitchen, you’ll likely have to remodel the rest of your home to match that.
Especially so if you want to sell your home in the future. Buyers will be confused by the clashing of styles and it might decrease the price of your home. Here are some good kitchen ideas.
The kitchen improvement world has always something new that’s in vogue – just like any other industry. While you shouldn’t follow trends blindly, you should know about them and incorporate what you like. For example, eco-friendly appliances and materials are here to stay and that’s one of the best solutions for your wallet and the environment.
Don’t Move The Plumbing
One of the biggest mistakes people make is moving their plumbing around. This can cause your remodel bills to skyrocket. Gas lines are pretty much the same. While this is necessary in some cases – when your kitchen has a weird floor plan and nothing works for you – you should do your best to avoid it.
Floor Plan Mistakes
If you do decide to move your plumbing and gas lines around for the sake of getting a better, more functional floor plan, you should make sure that this time the floor plan doesn’t end up that weird. A good kitchen renovation company will be able to provide advice in this sense.
It should follow your natural moving pattern and it shouldn’t create more mess than the previous one. Look at some popular kitchens and see how they would work for you. Everything should make sense for you. But, you might make a mistake in that sense.
For example, if you think that your dishwasher should be the opposite of your sink that seems like a perfectly reasonable idea. Saves time, right? However, you might end up regretting this, as it will mean that you’ll have to clean up drips for years to come.
If your cabinets are still in good shape or made from some high-quality materials, you shouldn’t throw them away. They can be refurbished and reused in your kitchen. Cabinet frames are the most expensive part of the cabinets, so at least using these can be beneficial for your budget. You can add new doors and drawers, re-laminate them, repaint them, etc.
The cabinets should be cleaned thoroughly, sanded and a painter should paint over them. They can end up looking like brand new ones.
Remodeling stores have a lot to offer and you should invest in these elements as they can give your kitchen a face-lift. Knobs and pulls should reflect the style of your home. Hinges help too. The whole room will look better.
Your appliances should match. Its best if you stick with the same brand as you will get the same style throughout your kitchen. Matching sets make everything look instantly more expensive and put-together.
Sinks and Fixtures
You need to make room in your budget for these elements too. For example, get a stylish and functional faucet. You can find one with a pull-out spray element or a detachable head. This is necessary for every kitchen, but it can also add to the whole look of your kitchen. Plus, they are not that expensive. You can easily get exceptional ones for a low price.