Need A Kitchen Makeover?
Homeowners spend a good deal more money on their kitchen remodeling projects than on any other home improvement project. The good news is that kitchen remodeling costs can be recovered by the value they add to your home. Having said that, it is important to take the proper steps and make practical choices if you are to increase your return on investment.
How much time should you take to plan?
If you plan your kitchen remodel correctly, it might actually take you the same amount of time to plan that it will take you to execute the actual remodeling, or longer. In fact, the National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends spending at least six months on preparation so you are certain about every little thing by the time construction starts. This way, you won’t have the problem of discovering new things along the way that you wish to include that could interrupt the construction process.
With the proper planning beforehand we can limit any inconvenience that occurs during the construction phase. More importantly it could lower your expenses in the long term, and at the very least help you to adhere to your budget. Bear in mind that interrupting the construction process will likely inflate construction costs and ultimately impact your return on investment.
Avoid structural changes if possible
If you choose to start tearing down walls, or moving electrical outlets and plumbing pipes your remodeling costs will increase dramatically. With all the unexpected issues that can potentially come from this, it is best to simply leave the kitchen structurally intact. You will not only save money on demolition and reconstruction costs, but you will also cut the amount of debris you will have to deal with during your project.
What are your priorities?
A word of advice, you need to place emphasis on the overall functionality and design of your kitchen as opposed to getting too hung up on kitchen tools and appliances. The luxury brand refrigerator may seem like a need, but if it negatively impacts the budget and makes you cut corners that ultimately reduce your kitchens functionality then you will probably regret it. Long lasting items such and cabinets and flooring are where you should really put your money.
Do your new features fit?
Whichever new features you decide to add, you should be certain you can actually get them into the kitchen. You might want an extra-large refrigerator, but if it won’t fit through your front door then you will have to decide on a different size. Simply put, don’t buy any large items before you make sure they can fit through the door. You should be sure to measure your entry doors and ceiling height to ensure that you can get all of your large items inside. It is also recommended to acquire all your materials and fixtures prior to construction beginning.
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Always choose quality
While you obviously don’t want to blow you money on all sorts of unnecessary luxury kitchen items, you shouldn’t buy cheap items now that don’t last. What may seem like a good deal now might cost you more in the long run. You can instead opt for products and solutions that combine low maintenance with long warranty periods. Case in point, good quality countertops may seem really expensive at the start, but will still look fantastic for a long time to come.
Expect the unexpected
As with any project like this you should always be prepared for the unexpected. No matter how much time you spend planning your remodeling job, there’s virtually no way to avoid an occasional unwelcome surprise. For instance, it’s always a good idea to leave a little leeway for the completion of your project. If you have to have it done in January, then it would be wise to plan to finish the project by November to be on the safe side.
When should you call us to help?
Getting professional help in McMinnville for the planning stages is a sure fire way to guarantee the success of your kitchen remodeling. You may feel stressed out from the outset, but we have years of experience to help simplify the process. We can point out all the potential pitfalls that you must avoid to save yourself a lot of hassle, and money as well. We always keep open lines of communication with our clients. This helps us remain on the same page, and makes it easier to keep the project on budget.
Are you considering a kitchen remodel for your McMinnville home? Steve’s Home Improvement is your perfect home remodeling partner. We are a team of professional kitchen and home remodeling contractors that will be by your side every step of the way and create the dream kitchen you want. Contact us at (503) 342-8234 today to arrange a consultation.