#1 – Be honest about your budget.
There are many elements to consider in a kitchen, and your budget will determine what you can do. A kitchen remodel can range from $20,000 to over $100,000. Be honest about your budget; keeping it a secret or not being realistic will only complicate the process. That doesn’t mean you can’t look at high end fixtures and finishes. With the right planning and design, you can achieve your vision whether it’s right now or over the years.
The Bottom Line: If budget is an issue, spend the money on cabinets. If you need to, save on floors and countertops as both can be easily upgraded when the budget allows.
#2 -Hire a professional.
It’s easy to get excited when you see the three-day renovations on home TV shows. The reality is that a kitchen remodel is likely to be the longest project you undertake. We’ve seen do-it-yourself kitchen remodels that resulted in a half-torn out kitchen sitting around for months. And how will you prepare and store your family’s food in the interim?
The Bottom Line: A professional remodeler knows how to plan a kitchen remodel with minimal disturbance to your daily routine. Not only will your project be completed faster, but they can also advise on the best design and products to achieve your vision.
#3 – Do your research.
Start by looking at magazines, going to open houses or talking to professionals. Walk through your existing kitchen to find out what you like, dislike and dream about. This will help you have a clear vision of what you want.
The Bottom Line: A good kitchen design should fit not just your style, but also your daily life. A professional remodeler can merge these two needs to fit your family.
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