Kitchen renovations are the most common among homeowners. Everyone wants a perfect space dedicated to feeding the family, preparing delicious meals and for entertaining. A lot goes into kitchen renovations that you should consider prior to starting your project. Joseph Kitchen and Bath has put together an essential list of things you should prepare prior to your renovation.
Plan Your Time Accordingly
Renovations on a home that you are currently living in can cause a variety of inconveniences on your lifestyle. Think about when your home in under renovation, how long you will be able to live without using your kitchen. This means cooking, snacks and basic access to the room in general will be at stake. Also, think about the noise and debris that will be generated during the project. Will you need the kitchen completed ASAP, or are you okay with an extended time frame? You should also consider what season your renovation is going to be completed in. It may not make sense to knock out a kitchen wall in the middle of winter or to have cabinets installed in the middle of the rainy season. These are all things to consider when planning your upcoming renovation.
Settle on Your Budget
Renovations don’t run cheap and it is important to decide what your spending limits are before you get started. Think about the space you are renovating and its importance in your home. For example, you may not want to spend as much upgrading a laundry room as you are planning a big renovation to the kitchen. You should always set aside extra funds for the inevitable hiccups that will occur along the way. When you preparing your budget, consider what items will be essential to your renovation and which features are optional. Conclude and decide on a firm amount for your total renovation and a reasonable margin for how much over the budget you can spend if needed.
Think about Resale Value
Even if you don’t plan to move out of your home anytime soon, you should still consider the resale value when making changes to your kitchen. Try to avoid anything that will appear dated or awkward for a new owner to use. Make smart choices during your renovation so that you are content with the results and those results also work in your favour later down the road.
Get Your Permits
Depending on the scope of your project, you may need local permits. Make sure that you secure your permits before you start any work or ask your contractor if they plan to secure permits on your behalf.
Make it Functional
The overall functionality of your kitchen is just as important as the design. Think about how you cook and the amount of storage you may need. Your appliances, shelving and eating spaces should all work together to create a cohesive space that works for you and your family.
How Joseph Kitchen and Bath Can Help
One of the most satisfying things in life is walking into a kitchen that is perfectly built to fit your needs and your desires. We are happy to help you build the kitchen of your dreams or to offer design tips and ideas. Give Joseph Kitchen and Bath a call at (905) 707-7756 for more information on our Toronto kitchen renovation service.