A kitchen renovation is no joke. It’s expensive and time consuming, but the end result is way worth all of the efforts. A new and beautiful kitchen is bound to bring people together because it’s the heart of the home. Kicking off this renovation may seem daunting, but we’re here to help you feel as prepared as possible for your upcoming project. Take steps to make sure you’re prepared for anything that’s thrown your way during a renovation. Having a plan is the best way to be on top of the game and execute the best kitchen remodel your neighborhood has ever seen.
Step 1: Budget
First and foremost, you must be conscious of the finances backing your remodel. Set a budget for your overall kitchen remodel to begin with, then breakdown this overall budget into smaller budgets for each aspect that goes into the project. From the flooring to the faucets, break down each aspect of your design plan into individual costs. When you’re aware of how much you have to spend in each department you will stick to the end goal budget. If you overspend in one area, you’ll be at the end of the project with little to no money and bust the budget.
Step 2: Vision Board
Now that your budget is set, it’s time to bring that vision to life! A physical board showing everyone what your concept for the kitchen is so everyone is on the same page throughout the project. This is where you can apply color schemes, countertops, cabinets, appliances, flooring, etc. Get creative with it and try a few different combinations to see what really reflects your vision. Your board can be work in progress throughout the duration of the renovation, as long as everyone understands the direction you want to go.
Step 3: Layout
Now that you have your design mapped out and a clear vision for your new kitchen, it’s time to plan the layout of your updated space. You must create flow that optimizes every inch of your kitchen. You should have enough room to walk in between the cabinets and the island even while the dishwasher is open. Flow is key to a dynamic kitchen.
Step 4: Get To Work
Get the extra help you need because this certainly won’t be an easy task. Whether that’s hiring helping hands, recruiting friends or renting construction equipment, it’s imperative that you’re prepared for the undertaking. Properly preparing your finances and project plan will prevent your kitchen renovation from coming to a halt.Time is money and you can’t afford to let the project linger. Get to work quickly and make sure there are no unforeseen speed bumps.
Kitchen renovations are big projects and you may find yourself wondering where to start. We’re experts when it comes to arming our customers with the tools they need to get the job done. If you need a helping hand, we’re here to discuss everything from tools to what lighting will work best in your new kitchen. Now, let’s get to work!