Isn’t it exciting to embark on a new kitchen remodeling project? The prospect of a sparkling, updated kitchen could have any homeowner rushing in a zillion directions — and feeling overwhelmed by all the possibilities.
Carefully planning your remodeling project can help cut down on the stress factor. It can also save your sanity and improve your odds for a successful project.
Pinpoint your decorating style
Perhaps you already know exactly what you want your new kitchen to look like — or maybe you don’t. Either way, it’s helpful to gather visual inspiration to guide you through the decision making process while you remodel.
Make a checklist of all your remodeling goals
What do you want to change about your kitchen? What do you want to keep? Do you have ideas for preserving the continuity between the old look and the new? Before finalizing this list, be sure to discuss it with everyone who lives in the house. It’s important for others to be able to contribute their needs and ideas so they’re also happy with the results.
Get ready to communicate your goals and expectations
Prepare materials to use for arming your contractors, consultants and/or interior designer with a concrete plan for what you want. You can do this by getting them a copy of your checklist, plus you’ll also want to show them your Modernize Ideaboard so they can get an idea of your style.
Allocate a realistic budget
Once you have a list of all your goals in place, your list can give you a framework for budgeting for each necessary aspect of the project. Make a note of how much money you can afford to allocate to the project overall. To complete this step of the task, you’ll also have to do some preliminary research and planning. Keep tentative notes about expected costs for each aspect of the project. This can be updated as you get estimates for each necessary upgrade.
Decide on your ideal time frame
Keep in mind that rush jobs may add to your costs significantly. If your budget is limited, be sure to allow a realistic amount of time for each of your remodeling goals to be completed.
Get recommendations from friends and colleagues
Your network is a fantastic source for finding the right contractor to help you complete your remodeling job. Once you have some leads for professionals you want to work with, you can contact these professionals to get estimates, and make sure the costs work within your budget.
Keep your expectations in check
Remodeling can be a stressful time, but planning ahead can reduce the stress significantly. Understand that your kitchen will be a construction zone for a while, and that you’ll have to make other plans for preparing your family’s meals while the project is underway. — From Modernize
Following these steps can help your renovations go more smoothly,and guide you towards a successful project.
Interested in kitchen remodeling? Contact Medina Exteriors today, (330)591-4040Share