Here in the Midwest, you’d be hard-pressed to find a family who doesn’t consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home. So, when the kitchen is looking and feeling outdated, the whole house feels off.
A successful kitchen remodel may seem like an overwhelming task, but with the right approach, you can pull it off beautifully.
Make Your Wish List
Identify the parts of your kitchen that aren’t cutting it for you, which you would like to change or upgrade: cabinets, appliances, flooring, lighting fixtures, counters, etc. Then prioritize them based on the most important to least important.
As you’re making your wishlist, make sure to think about the kitchen layout and flow of traffic as well.
Choose a Design Style
Find some inspirational photos that show exactly what you’re looking for in the design of your new kitchen. From overall-theme pictures to specific elements (such as faucets or counter finishes), these photos will be an invaluable tool for you and your contractor.
Ask your contractor for design visualizations, material samples and product cutsheets to envision the finished kitchen before work begins.
Measure Once, Twice, Three Times
Providing prospective contractors with precise schematics will give them a clear idea of the scope of your project and enable them to provide an accurate quote. Measure the perimeter of the space, the existing cabinets and the appliances.
Plan for Disruption
You can’t remodel the heart of your home without a little disruption to your daily routines. Even if you space the project out over a longer period, make sure you prepare alternative arrangements for refrigerators, cooking, etc. during construction.
Find Kitchen Remodeling Contractors You Trust
Your contractor plays a significant role in the success of your kitchen remodeling project. In addition to being the people who execute your vision, they’ll be responsible for handling permit applications and other logistics.
Check references, examples of work, and reviews from other homeowners.
Give Your Kitchen the Lift it Deserves
With proper planning and the help of experienced kitchen remodeling contractors, you can transform your kitchen into your dream space.