Planning Ahead for Your Kitchen Remodel
Remodeling your home can be exciting, fun and can help increase the value of your home overall. We have all, however, heard those remodel disaster stories. Pieces didn’t come in in time, things went missing, or other larger issues popped up. Planning ahead is a great way to make sure you are going to get the remodel you want in the right time frame.
Come with a Vision
The first thing to keep in mind is that it is always a good idea to come to any planning meeting or any consultation with an idea and a vision for what you want. Custom pieces and made-to-order pieces take time. While you may be ready to put your cabinets up on the second day, it is always going to be best to give enough time to each project so that items can be completed. Knowing what you want can cut down on lead time and can help you get your kitchen remodel done sooner. Also, to help move the process along, make sure that everyone that is going to be part of the decision-making process is present and onboard so that no one has to wait for the other person’s approval.
When doing any sort of remodeling, it is always best to have a budget put in place to cover hidden costs. We have all watched those remodel shows where they take down a wall and discover that there is mold or that the wiring needs to be done. While we would like to believe that we can see all the costs right up front, the odds are that there will be costs that you may not have accounted for, and a bit of extra cushion is always helpful.
Commit to Your Appliances
The appliances are perhaps the most important part of your kitchen. They are what makes the kitchen a kitchen. Making sure that you choose your appliances then build your kitchen around them will take away a huge deal of hassle. You won’t have to worry about the kitchen being done and the appliance not fitting, you will not have to worry about them not looking good, and you can focus design elements around them.
Pinterest is Ok for Inspiration Only
While we all love looking at Pinterest, what is trendy today might be out of style later on down the road. It is best to stick with designs that are beautiful, timeless and that you can customize and spice up to fit your own ideas and your own individual pieces and ideas. Taking the time to make a timeless base or a timeless background that you customize will save you tons of money and renovation costs later on if you want to change up a few things.
If you want to know more about some great 2021 kitchen remodel trends, stay tuned, we are currently working on gathering the best new trends for our blog! Quality Craftsmen is the right renovation and remodeling partner to help you stay in your home for as long as possible. We are certified aging in place specialists helping families throughout the East Cobb area remodel and enjoy their homes now and in the future.