The No Regrets Kitchen Remodel
You have finally decided to bring all your great ideas for remodeling your kitchen and the prospect thrills you! You are determined to have a no regrets kitchen remodel. Now imagine looking at all the latest options for backsplashes, kitchen islands, and cabinets. And then, the question arises of how will you make all this work with the different types of counters, flooring and new lighting fixtures? The truth of it is, kitchen remodeling presents many opportunities for good and bad decisions along with technical challenges. Keep reading for our best advice to avoid costly mistakes and to have the ‘no regrets kitchen remodel’.
Know What Your Home Needs
First and foremost, you should acknowledge the style of your home. Then ascertain what is broke and actually needs replaced. This will help to guide your remodeling decisions, plus it will pretty much guarantee that the project won’t go off the rails from a design standpoint. For example, a Modern clean line kitchen may not suit a Victorian style home interior.
Reuse Where Possible
Even a full remodel does not always mean making changes to every single aspect of the space. You don’t have to change appliances if they are still in good condition and functioning properly. A hardwood floor can be sanded and refinished, and the same applies to cabinets.
Work With Existing Installations
Changing plumbing and gas lines can be costly, so if there is no need to move them you can save money. You can plan your remodeling with these installations in mind, and this will make the entire process easier. You can put the new sink, stove, and other elements in the same position as the old ones and still get a new look for the kitchen.
Plan the Layout
Kitchen design is something you will live with for years. It will also influence your ability to use the kitchen comfortably and efficiently. Any mistakes in the floor plan may be too expensive to rectify right away. Start with a rough draft before you talk to a contractor. Mark the spots for the appliances and the fixtures, and the contractors’ Designer will advise you on the best use of the space.
Read Up On Trends
Trends can make the entire project a whole lot easier. Trends influence everything from the color scheme to the type of backsplash. Luckily, kitchen trends do not necessarily suggest buying the most expensive products. It may also help to be aware of trends and styles in your neighborhood. As your remodeler, we can also help you with the latest trends.
Keep Costs in Check
Any successful kitchen remodeling project rests on getting your budget lined up from the start. A good rule of thumb is to budget around 20% of the value of your home for a complete kitchen remodel. Construction costs, like removing walls and relocating electrical circuits or increasing electrical capacity can run higher. Adding in some DIY elements or reusing elements can help keep you within your budget. After doing your research, you will be able to make a list of all the must-haves in your budget. You can work with your Contractor to find fixtures and materials you can afford. There is no need to go for the most expensive products when more cost-effective alternatives will do. If overspending on your remodel is not an option, let your contractor know so they can help you figure out what does fit in your budget.
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Home Remodeling in the Greater Phoenix Area
The designers and craftsmen here at Tri-Lite Builders enjoy the renovation challenges presented by their clients. We have worked diligently to create a proven process for successful outcomes so that you have the kitchen remodel you have envisioned. We will make sure you will have the no regrets kitchen remodel. We’re very proud of the work we do and the awards we’ve earned. Give us a call at 480-895-3442 to schedule an appointment to work with us on your new kitchen design!