Kitchen remodels can be intimidating, from making structural changes to selecting all of the fixtures and design elements there are a lot of decisions to be made. However as professional remodelers, we’re here to help. At Carson Richard Kitchen and Bath we’ve got you covered from the prep work and design to the final installation. Before our work begins though, there are four questions you must ask yourself.
1: What’s your budget?
If you’re doing a complete kitchen overhaul, meaning if you’re doing away with cabinets, flooring and in some cases a few walls, it’s best to have an emergency fund that is worked into your budget to account for hidden problems. Once you’ve figured out how much money you want to spend on your kitchen renovation, it’s time to determine what you can do with that budget.
2: What are your needs and must-haves?
Depending on the size of your budget you may or may not be able to complete everything on your kitchen renovation checklist. If you can’t do it all, you’ll need to decide what your highest priorities are and which parts of the remodel are lower on the list.
You may be mainly concerned with cabinets, but less concerned with countertops or you may have perfectly nice cabinets that could simply be painted or refinished, but really need new countertops, making you more willing to devote a larger part of your budget to that area. Knowing these priorities right away will guide the whole process, ensuring your money goes where it really needs to go, rather than wasting money on costly alterations you don’t really need and therefore keeping your kitchen remodeling costs at a minimum.
3: What are your design preferences?
After you’ve decided which pieces of your kitchen are going to be renovated, it’s time to for the fun part–the design. While there are so many beautiful and inspirational kitchens out there, it’s important to have one clear vision of what you want, instead of a muddied combination of kitchen trends that you like.
Also, keep in mind the design aesthetics of the rest of your home. You want your kitchen to complement the rest of your home, not look out of place. This is especially important if you want to sell your home at any point in the future. Consistent design is crucial in the overall look and feel of a home.
4: Who will you hire?
After you have a budget, list of needs, and solid design ideas in place, it’s time to call in the builders. Even if you’re hung up on the design of your kitchen, we can help. If you still have questions, we’re also happy answer them. Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible for you and your family. To get started give us a call or click here for a quote!