February 23, 2015

Kitchen Renovation Checklist

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When renovating your kitchen it is important to have a strategy. Not only will a plan help you device a great outline but it will help your achieve the kitchen of your dreams. For the most part, people often start remodeling their kitchen without considering the whole picture. Oftentimes there are aspects of renovating that are forgotten until it is too late. This not only costs you time but it costs you valuable money. However, with a checklist you can avoid the many blunders that can happen along the way.

Budget

The very first thing you need to do is set your budget. There is nothing more frustrating or exhausting than to get close to finishing a renovation and run out of money. Make sure to do some research that involves all costs such as appliances, flooring, counters, cabinets, installations and inspections. Also, include the small extras like drawer knobs or handles, they can quickly add up in cost.

Prioritize

Make a list of the priorities that you want changed in your kitchen. This will also help budgeting. If you need appliances then they most likely will be on the top of your list. After you deduct the cost of appliances, it will give you more of an idea of how much you can spend on cabinets, flooring and countertops.

You should also allocate a certain amount of money for each category so your funds are utilized effectively. Make sure to shop around for the best priced and top quality items.

Plan a Design

It is important that you plan the kitchen design, especially for extensive renovations. Before you begin any project, you want to determine a few factors such as the amount of storage you need, how often you cook and what appliances will be used most often. Also consider the features you feel are important such as ergonomics, durability, efficiency and price. M.

To decide what type of layout you want, you can look through online photographs or visit showrooms. Your design should also include appliances that are energy efficient, in your budget and fit your overall d├ęcor theme.

Hire a Professional

For the majority of kitchen renovations, a professional contractor is necessary. Hiring someone with expertise will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. This is especially true when you are adding cabinet doors or cupboards. A professional will have years of experience, innovative ideas and help with stylish but affordable solutions to fit your needs. Not only will you have skilled tradesman and designers at your fingertips but they will have your best interests in mind.

You can start by consulting with contractors personally. Inquire about important information that will disclose their rates, referrals, experience and dependability. Once you have decided on a contractor, you can work out a payment plan that fits your individual needs. From there, you are on your way to a new and exceptional dream kitchen.

Elyse Cabinets
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5 Egan Road, Dandenong VICTORIA 3175
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