Your Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Remodeling
Do you want to improve your kitchen, add efficiency and a new cosmetic look? It is no surprise because the kitchen leads in the most popular rooms to remodel in a home. It is also a project that has a higher-than-average cost relative to other rooms. The biggest hurdle in remodeling your kitchen is not knowing where to start. Kitchen remodeling is more than what you see in magazines and on TV. And this can create setbacks to your dream kitchen.
That is why we’ve created this guide to kitchen remodeling so you can feel confident every step of the way.
Go over your kitchen needs and plan.
This is the first step to your kitchen remodeling project. Sit and go through your kitchen needs, your budget, and the plan. Think about the reasons you need a new kitchen and ask yourself these questions. Is the current kitchen too small and in need of an expansion? Is there a specific kitchen design you need? How much does it cost to remodel your kitchen?
Think about the remodeling timeline and whether or not you will need a temporary kitchen. This step will give you ideas for budget and time planning.
Get kitchen design ideas.
You start researching and looking out for kitchen design ideas when you are ready to take the plunge. Educate yourself on different kitchen design ideas and look for the design that aligns with your kitchen needs and taste. Remember that kitchen remodeling is a costly affair, and you can’t afford to settle on a design that you may later regret.
These designs will give you ideas on the type of materials, fixtures, and finishes that will make up your new kitchen. Note that your design should fit in your existing kitchen floor plan. Once you settle on a design, you can determine the scope of work and cost.
Reach out to the kitchen remodeling professionals.
Unless you want to go the DIY route, there are remodeling professionals in the industry to help you. Your work is to look for the top-notch designer and/or contractor to bring your dream kitchen into reality. There are many professionals involved directly or indirectly in a kitchen remodel, not just contractors. Whether you want to work with a design-build team, or an architect plus a contractor, you want to bring in the best. Ask for referrals from your friends or colleagues. You can also use online directories like Houzz for remodelers with high ratings in your area. Ask your contractor questions and see their portfolio. You want to ensure you will be happy with the results.
Select the kitchen remodeling materials and appliances.
You probably have everything in the plan at this stage and your ideal kitchen design. It is time to shop for the materials to bring that modern, cottage, classic, or anything in between dream kitchen to reality. Depending on your kitchen remodeling scope, the materials may include appliances, flooring material, lighting and color fixtures, countertops, cabinets, sinks, faucets, e.tc.
Whichever materials you will need, always go for quality and durable kitchen remodeling materials. Create a checklist for the materials you will need so you don’t forget anything.
Start demolishing your kitchen.
Once you have the right paperwork, materials, and crew ready, it is time to tear down your old kitchen. Start emptying your cabinets and moving any appliances you are keeping. Check if a room next door might be affected by the demolition and clear it to avoid damages. Install a temporary kitchen if you decide to stay in the house while the remodeling is underway.
Remember that taking care of the debris as you demolish is a time saver. Have the debris removal logistics plan figured out ahead of time. Contact a dumpster rental company for debris removal services. This is our specialty, and we offer flexible rental options so you can get your kitchen remodeling project done quickly and cleanly.
Get the interior wall and underground work completed.
Plumbing and electrical will all need to be handled while everything is demolished, and this typically needs a professional, as permits are usually required for significant plumbing and electrical work.
Put everything back.
This is the stage where your new kitchen takes shape, and the dust settles. Once your new cabinets, counters, and backsplash are installed, you can start to put everything back. Be sure to take the time to organize everything and make sure items make sense since this is a great opportunity to keep everything organized. Enjoy your brand new kitchen once the remodeling is complete.
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