There is no doubt a kitchen makeover is undoubtedly an exciting prospect, but get it wrong, and excitement can quickly become a living nightmare. Wise choices can stop that from happening, so what should you consider before starting?
With so many choices ahead, it is certainly important to choose contractors carefully. Using an experienced remodeling company could well be the answer. Experts in home remodeling can help your budget go further, ensure you don’t make costly mistakes, and perhaps most importantly, deliver a quality job on time and within budget. We checked in with leading home remodeling experts, Dedicated Residential Construction, to hear what they consider vital for a kitchen remodel.
A kitchen is often the hub of the home, and whether you love or hate cooking, you are likely to spend a large part of your day there. It’s so easy to get wrapped up with the idea of luxury items that you forget to plan for the day-to-day activities and equipment sufficiently. So, think carefully about your space and how you can maximize the layout and clever design features to get all you want and need.
Identify the priorities of how you want to be able to use the space. It’s easy to get carried away by a trendy design with lots of gadgets seen in a kitchen advert, but is it really suitable for you and your family? The perfect kitchen for you must flow in line with your family, with how you live, and what your family needs. That is not the same for everyone.
Function Vs Style
With the right design, you won’t have to choose between function and style. It’s essential that not only does the kitchen meet your functional needs, but you love the look of it and want to use it. Consider how modern you like the design to be. Are you worried about the style becoming outdated, or should you choose a more classic design that you can jazz up with features that are more readily changed when styles move on? If you love several design looks, you may find the most simple style is the perfect choice to remain timeless and versatile as fashions change.
Set a budget, and invest it wisely. Bringing in an expert remodeling company to design, plan and carry out the entire remodel can be a wise move to make the best of your budget. Working with a wide variety of budgets and spaces brings experience that can be invaluable. Their tips and tricks to maximize space and provide flexibility can often result in the perfect design solutions you would never have thought of. Their established supply chains could well squeeze more out of your budget than you can. From planning to handover, they manage the entire job. This means far fewer opportunities for delay and no hidden price-motivated additions to the work schedule. They employ experts every step of the way to overcome the fallouts and hiccoughs that often occur when individual contractors and multiple trades have to work together. These are all pretty common occurrences that quite easily blow budgets if the remodeling project is mismanaged or carried out by those with little experience of the entire process.
Choosing a remodeling partner
Always choose a remodeling partner that has a track record of success. It’s important to get various quotes, but don’t always assume that cheaper will remain that way. The cheaper quote could see you give them the job, but the total cost to you may well be far higher actually to see a completed job. Look at the fine print and job specifications. Often, cheaper quotes ‘hide’ aspects that are there all along, but they only surface once the job has started and it’s too late to go back.
Choose a company that spends time with you planning in detail, listening, and advising, carry out a complete survey, and work with you from the outset to provide you with a guaranteed price for the whole job. That way, you’ll get the kitchen remodel you’re looking for, without any nasty surprises.