Kitchen Renovation That Fits In Your Pocket:

There are some basic steps you need to follow when you decide to renovate your kitchen. Here I’ll give you a quick overview of what to do when renovating your kitchen; you will find more details throughout this website. The first step is, of course, to decide what your goals are for the kitchen. What do you want your remodel to accomplish for you?

You’ll want to do some research even at this early stage. What kind of materials will you want to use for the countertops? Granite is very popular, as is siltstone, which is made from natural quartz and comes in a wide range of colors. What kind of wood do you want for your cabinets and how light or dark should they be? What about the ground? Then you need to consider which appliances will need to be replaced, how you want the room painted, lighting, and any major changes to your kitchen layout.

From where to start:

Of course, there is a very important objective that you must consider: your budget! How much will you want to spend? Do you want to get a home equity loan for your remodel or have you saved money for this project? Now you’ll want to start sketching out your ideas. You don’t need to be a great artist; just grab graph paper, pen or pencil, and a ruler and start plotting things out. Of course, if you’re more tech-inclined, you can also do it on your computer if you have the right software.

Generally speaking, you’ll want your refrigerator, stove, and sink to form a triangle in your kitchen. Include plenty of space to walk and space to eat. Will you want an island in your kitchen or will that just get in the way? How will the table be? You’ll also want to see where the plugs are, keeping in mind where you plan to put your appliances. You may have to move outlets or plumbing if you’re rearranging your layout. Do not forget to consider the installation of additional outlets.

Make sure your sketches include dimensions. Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring professionals, accurate dimensions will help you plan well and give you the best feeling a paper sketch can give of what your kitchen will look like. Many home improvement stores will have kitchen designers on their staff, and this is a resource you should take advantage of. They’ll go over your plans with you and may have ideas you haven’t considered.

Reflect on your pocket and choice:

When it comes time to place your order, make sure your measurements are very, very accurate or you will have a terrible time with your kitchen remodel. You can have professionals come and take the measurements for you. In fact, if you have your cabinets and countertops professionally installed, you’ll have professionals taking measurements. If the store accepts your measurements without question and without sending their own people, you’ll probably want to shop elsewhere. You’re spending too much money remodeling your kitchen to have that kind of luck.

Your cabinets will, of course, be installed before your new countertops. In fact, until your cabinets are installed, they can’t even start working on your countertops if you’ve chosen granite or siltstone (or other stone) countertops because they need to make a template. Request the installation of temporary countertops and a sink so you’re not eating out the whole time you wait for the countertops to be cut. It can take weeks.