A kitchen renovation is often one of the biggest investments you can make in your home. Additionally, it’s something that can really enhance the quality of your home, if you plan carefully. However, if you have never done a kitchen remodel before it can be a difficult process to handle. In this article, we have covered numerous mistakes homeowners make. Let’s change gears now. These top 3 tips from the pros will help you succeed in remodeling your kitchen in Minnesota in a smooth and successful manner
· Tip #1: Plan for the Same Footprint
In the case of a kitchen renovation, you may want to go for a drastically different look, but you should plan on keeping the same footprint unless your budget allows otherwise. Money may not be an option, but the possibilities are endless, nonetheless. Keeping your footprint is the best advice for home owners working to stay within their budget. In other words, plumbing should stay where it is. If you move the sink and dishwasher further than a few feet, that turns into a major expense. Depending on how your electrical outlets are laid out, you may also need to keep your other appliances close to their current locations.
· Tip #2: Imagine Using the Kitchen
Consider how you plan to use your kitchen as you plan your renovation. What work zones would you like to set up? In order to accommodate those work zones, where will you store dishes and utensils?
You might consider storing high-use items in a lower cupboard because it is closest to where you work. You’re better off putting low-use items in spots that require more effort and energy, unlike kneeling to look in a dark cupboard.
You should also consider how many cooks you will have in the kitchen at the same time. Make sure your walkways are wide enough for two people to easily pass by if you frequently have two cooks.
· Tip #3: Expect the Unexpected
You should expect the unexpected when it comes to kitchen remodeling. It is possible to encounter a problem during your renovation even if you plan carefully. Often, issues (such as plumbing issues) are not detected until the contractor opens up a wall. Upon removing tile, drywall or cabinetry, mold growth may be discovered if an undetected leak occurred within the wall. A poorly designed kitchen can mask issues that weren’t included in the contract your contractor signed. In order to account for these kinds of unknown situations, a general rule of thumb is to set aside a generous percentage (up to 10% is common) of the total project cost for any possible unforeseen circumstances. The financial stress and frustration that these surprises can bring can be minimized if you plan ahead. When the renovation is completed, you’ll have extra money in your pocket!
Every home revolves around its kitchen. With the evolution of our home’s most multifunctional room, they now serve many purposes. In the kitchen, we prepare food and prepare meals with friends and family. Our living room is the place where we pay our bills, help our children with homework, and even our office when we work from home. Every member of the family benefits from it, and it brings them closer together.
In order to ensure your kitchen remodel meets your family’s current and future needs, it is important to plan your renovation with these and many other factors considered.
Any homeowner preparing to remodel wants the end result to be the kitchen of their dreams.
If you’re planning your kitchen renovation, you’ve no doubt discovered there’s a lot to consider. For this reason, you should hire Gregory Contracting, a highly experienced kitchen renovation company.