Getting ready for your kitchen renovation project can be an adventure. A simple visit to your local home store can flood you with ideas of new cabinets, costly appliances or luxury stone countertops. Now that you are planning your renovation, you can choose the details, appliances, and accessories to bring your dream to life. Joseph Kitchen and Bath has 5 preparation tips to help you make your kitchen renovation more efficient.
To DIY or Hire Out
There are plenty of odd projects you can complete on your own at home, but when it comes to kitchen renovations you may need help. Depending on the changes you want to make, your project may require professional assistance. Electrical work and plumbing work not only require an expert hand but they also often require permits. Instead of taking the risk of getting things wrong, get it done right the first time. Renovations can also take a while to complete, doing it yourself may extend that time whereas the pros will dedicate all of their attention to your kitchen project.
Most people decide on kitchen renovation once they have tired of their current layout or when their needs have increased. It’s critical to sit down and take stock of what doesn’t work in your current layout to adjust those areas in the upgrade. Perhaps think about getting a larger refrigerator, or installing an island. It is possible that you need more preparation space or storage. Whatever your needs, prior to the start of the project is the best time to list them out.
Once you have your list in hand, sketch out a visual of your planned layout. This will help you get your ideas across to your renovation company. If you are doing the work yourself, it can serve as a visual reminder as the work progresses. Make sure to add measurements, electrical sockets, and lighting to your plans to avoid hassles down the road.
Improvements and Expansions
Depending on the size of your home, you may plan on removing some walls to make your kitchen larger. This may not only give you more work space in your kitchen, but it can also promote a warmer flow in your whole home. Speaking with a renovation specialist here at Joseph Kitchen and Bath can help you pinpoint which walls can come down and which must remain to offer structural support.
Needs vs. Wants
In a perfect world, you could make as many changes to your kitchen as you desire without having to think about budgets or space. In practice, every renovation project has a budget, and every home has space limitations. Make a list of the things you need in your upgraded kitchen followed by a secondary list of things you would like to add. Once you plan your work around your needs, you may find you have room in your budget and in your space to add a few wants to the project as well.
Do Your Research
It’s important to take your time and research prior to implementing your project. Check prices, designs, and even consumer ratings on the contractors you plan to use. This will ensure you get the most for your money. Research also will help you go into the project more informed and ready to handle any last minute changes.
How We Can Help
There is a lot of planning that goes into upgrading any part of your home. Joseph Kitchen and Bath is here to offer you the support you need to make your kitchen renovation project a success. Give us a call at (905) 707-7756 to speak with one of our knowledgeable agents today.