Working with an experienced contractor is a good first step in ensuring that your kitchen remodel goes smoothly. However, even with the best remodeling company working on your project, you will face some challenges in the process of renovating your kitchen. Here are some tips from homeowners who have done it to help you along the way.
Choose one focal point for your kitchen.
When you start looking at kitchens for design inspiration, you might find a wide range of show stopping features that you want to include in your space. However, it’s easy to overdo it and go for too many big statement features in one kitchen. Choose just one element such as the floors, countertops, or cabinetry to be the focal point of your kitchen where you’re most willing to splurge on material costs.
Select your sink and appliances early in the process.
Making design choices in the middle of a kitchen remodel can be stressful. These choices are often the ones homeowners wish they could change once the dust has settled. Sinks and appliances are some of the most frequently overlooked details of the kitchen early in the remodel planning process. Start thinking about these features sooner to ensure they flow well with your overall design.
Prepare a game plan for temporarily living without your kitchen.
One thing that’s true of all major kitchen renovations is that the kitchen will be out of order for at least a few weeks. Therefore, you should prepare to eat more meals from the microwave or toaster oven as well as more takeout than you might be used to. If possible, stock your freezer with foods you can simply heat and serve to eliminate the headache of figuring out weeknight dinners when your kitchen has been gutted.
For kitchen remodels of any scale, consult Southwest Kitchen & Bath to ensure that the process goes smoothly. Our experienced team specializes in kitchen remodels, cabinet refacing, and so much more. Click through our project portfolio or call (520) 531-9187 to learn more about what we can do.