3 Key Considerations Before Remodeling a Kitchen
Remodeling a kitchen is exciting, but it also requires a lot of planning. If you plan well and hire an experienced remodeling company, you can recoup up to 70 percent of your original investment when you sell your house.
The following are three things to carefully consider before you officially begin your kitchen remodel:
- What goes on in your kitchen every day? For example, is the primary cook right-handed or left-handed? How many people eat meals at home daily? Do you prefer quick heat-and-eat meals or are you more of a three-course cook? Do you entertain often? What is the typical traffic pattern in the kitchen? You might never have given these questions much thought but answering them will help you envision your future kitchen space. Take time to look at kitchen designs and find photos of what you like.
- What do you want for your kitchen that you don’t have now? Perhaps you feel crowded when two or more people stand in the kitchen. Maybe it’s a lack of counter or storage space that bothers you. Another real possibility is that your kitchen has simply become outdated and you prefer a more modern look. The lack of a modern kitchen can be a real hindrance when it comes time to sell your house.
- What does your budget for remodeling look like? When it comes to kitchen remodeling, you can expect to spend the most money on appliances, countertops, ventilation, hardware, cabinetry, and installation. The kitchen remodeling company you choose to hire should provide you with a realistic estimate for each of these items to help you plan your budget accordingly. It’s essential to ensure that you can meet all other financial obligations and to decide how you’re going to pay for the remodel before getting underway.
Now that you’ve thought your project through, you’re ready to get to work. It’s always a good idea to get estimates from several trusted remodeling contractors in your area, and to ask for references as well. A reputable company will give you a free estimate with no obligation and have no problem referring you to their other happy customers.
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