Food. Friends. Family. Kitchen space brings life and flavor into the character of the house. It’s only fitting that kitchens are one of the most popular remodeling spaces for most homeowners.
For most, making the kitchen more accessible or opening a previously confined kitchen space into a larger open floor plan is the goal.
No matter the reason for remodel, kitchen remodeling can soon become complicated because of central location of most kitchens. Some remodels can require extensive demolition of walls, fixtures, or movement of large systems like plumbing or HVAC.
Even the layout of the kitchen has some minor nuances that many homeowners wouldn’t realize is an issue until everything has been changed.
The best bet is to do a ton of research on all fronts. Even opinion or post-build blogs like this one that details the 10 lessons learned from experiencing a kitchen remodel.
Below is a rough list of what steps to take if you are looking into remodeling a kitchen of your own.
Step 1: Discover and Analyze
Starting a kitchen remodel is not usually done on a whim. Family’s grow and things become outdated resulting in kitchens that just don’t work anymore either because of style or utility.
Once this problem arises, discovering and separating your wants from needs will prepare you for the right mindset. Has your family grown with 3 kids since purchasing your home? You may need to consider expanding your kitchen to fit your family. If there is only you and your partner though, surface level replacement may be a better option.
It’s these conversations that will lay out a plan for the future of your remodel and also establish realistic expectations so that when decision making time comes around, you will be prepared to separate needs from wants.
Possibly the biggest part of customer involvement in kitchen remodeling is picking materials for thinks like your floor, cabinets, and appliances. With all of these decisions, kitchen remodeling generally ends up with a give and take scenario. Dreaming of a new gas range? Well then you may have to downgrade your flooring selection from wood to laminate. Things like this will happen for 90% of consumers looking at kitchen remodeling.
Start your thoughts early on in the process and you will be mentally prepared for the task in front of you.
Step 2: Design and Planning
Check out the video below from Cambria Surfaces on how to plan your kitchen layout:
Want some more guidance on Kitchen Remodeling? Below are resources to help educate you in pricing, selections, styles, and some examples of our previous work in kitchens.
As always, Contact Us if you have any questions regarding your project.
Galleries of our work
Are you a visual person? Statistics show that most people are! Feel free to view our gallery of past kitchen remodels to inspire some ideas for your own kitchen. Want to see some in person? Give us a call and we can set up an appointment to see our work in person.
Transparent Pricing Guide
As fixed cost contractors, our entire goal for you as a client is to be transparent with our pricing. With this pricing guide, you will learn where the majority of your prices come from and the big picture cost of your new kitchen.
THE COMPLETE Style Guide
With the rise of large design and remodeling sites like Houzz, styles and interior designing have become a hobby that almost every homeowner is now involved in. Sometimes it can be overwhelming so we have put together a style guide to collect everything into one page.