Many homeowners, designers, and contractors would agree: a remodeling project can start out as a daunting task. There are so many aspects to keep track of and things to get right. These items are especially important when the target of the remodel is your home’s kitchen. A kitchen remodeling project is often one of the more complicated yet rewarding projects a homeowner can undertake. Let’s go over some important tips and things to keep in mind when taking on a kitchen remodeling project.
Early and Concise Planning
The worst thing you can do for your kitchen remodeling project is to delay decisions and choices. To combat this, make a plan that clearly defines the goals, preferences, and selections for your remodel. Needs and wants should be separated but equally represented. Outlining the entire project can help you and your contractor during this phase of the process, and help keep you on track to achieve your vision.
Make a Budget
The most important thing to be on top of is spending. Be sure to make a budget as a part of your planning phase. Typical budgets include sub budgets for materials, labor, permits, and other unexpected costs. It is advised that you should leave at least 10% of your budget for unforeseen expenses. Remember to get second opinions from reputable home contractors and compare them. Lastly, be ready to cut some ‘wants’ from your budget if the contractor’s quote does not line up with your budget. Or, you can keep an open-mind to any alternative solutions a designer can come up with.
Preparing For Project Start
Home remodels, especially kitchen remodeling projects, can be exciting. However, be aware of all of the logistics that come with a project of this scale. This includes knowing how to prevent or handle unexpected delays or inconveniences. Preparation is always the biggest tool for these types of endeavors. While you are undergoing a kitchen remodel, you won’t be able to use this part of your home. So, fix a temporary situation somewhere else in the home or at a temporary location. Lastly, for your peace of mind, lock up, or move your valuables. Designers and builders don’t take this as rude, but as something safe-savvy homeowners would naturally do.
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