It’s time to remodel your kitchen. Whether you need a small face-lift or to update an older space, considering these four things before your remodel will help ensure you get the finished product you want.
1) Evaluate Your Options
Look at all the options open to you. Whether you’re looking for a facelift, a start from scratch remodel, or something in-between, make sure you look at each possibility. Your kitchen is the heart of your home and it should reflect that. Find more information about your options here.
2) Budget for Success
Request a preliminary budget which allows you to have more than one choice for each feature. For example, you might consider the difference between a backsplash out of countertop material verses one out of tile. With each choice, you’ll want to weigh the cost difference, aesthetics, and functionality against each other. Knowing your budget from the beginning will allow you to look at each option and make the right decision for you.
3) Pick the Right Designer
It’s important to have a designer who will let you know all your options. Your kitchen should be both beautiful and functional. Your designer should tell you which choices are the most functional. Find out more about picking a designer here.
4) Cutting Corners?
In today’s economy, we’re all looking to cut corners and save when possible. Make sure you aren’t cutting corners now, to spend more later. For example, you might consider a new granite countertop in the kitchen, but to save money you might think about keeping your old cabinets. But, a heavy granite counter is expensive. Putting it on top of aging cabinets is a risky investment. This is particularly true if you plan on staying in your home for some time.