When contemplating a kitchen remodeling project, it is important to remember that the kitchen of your dreams takes careful consideration and attention to detail. The following five steps can help make your dream kitchen a reality.
- Determine your needs – are you happy with your existing appliances but want new cabinets and counters or are you looking to do a complete kitchen remodeling project. What is your time frame? By what date do you need your new kitchen complete?
- What aesthetics are important to you? – What is the goal of the kitchen remodeling project? Do you want to change the look and feel of your kitchen design or update the appliances? If you are going to be changing the look and feel of your kitchen, will you be moving in the next few years? When remodeling your kitchen, it is important to consider not just your own aesthetics but the tastes of a potential buyer.
- Determining your budget. – Budgets are key, so make a list of what you want and what you actually need. Some kitchens are so out of date they’re dangerous. Faulty appliances, wiring or plumbing should always come first. Never spend a dime on cosmetic changes until you have obvious safety issues under control. If you don’t know what’s safe, call in an expert to give your kitchen a good inspection.
- Measurements – Kitchen remodeling doesn’t happen overnight. If you are going to be remodeling your kitchen on your own, you will want to take exact measurements and keep a record with you. You want to know height, width and depth your kitchen before your begin purchasing cabinets, appliances and counter tops. Any expert will tell you, don’t estimate. Proper measurements will help you avoid problems down the road.
Are you in the process of a kitchen remodeling project?