A kitchen remodel is one of the most straightforward, but complicated remodels you can do. After all, there are a lot of delicate parts to the kitchen. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding remodels you can do. We spend a lot of time in our kitchens. Therefore, it only makes sense that we want to improve them when the current design is just not cutting it. So, how do you make sure you get what you want when remodeling your kitchen? Let’s break down the most important steps to getting exactly what you need.
Follow Your Heart
A lot of companies, magazines, and people will try to convince you to only alter your home in a way that improves or is neutral toward resale value. However, if you intend to stay in your current home for at least ten years, we highly recommend just following your heart. It may sound cheesy, but it’s the surest way to have a happy experience in your current home.
Opt for colors and styles that make you happy – not just what Better Homes & Gardens tells you should make you happy.
Get Professional Help Remodeling Your Kitchen
If you want a successful kitchen remodel, you can’t put the future of your home into the hands of a mediocre team. And doing it DIY is a huge mistake for the majority of people. Many people are tempted to DIY their kitchen renovations and remodels. This doesn’t typically end well, as it’s easy to underestimate the size of the task if you’ve never done it before. This can lead to poor results or an unfinished remodel as everyone loses their patience and motivation to finish.
When you find the right remodeling team, make sure you don’t let them walk all over you. No good team would do so intentionally, but it can be easy to let a team of professionals take the lead and sink into the background. If you change your mind about something or don’t like how something is looking, make sure you say something. After all, this is your house and you’ll have to live in it when the remodel is finished, not them. If your team seems to be heading in an unfavorable direction, politely let them know. This ends better for everyone, as you get what you want and your team has a happier customer.
Buy Quality Cabinets
It’s easy to try cutting corners when undergoing an expensive project – anything to make the cost lower. However, if you’re not willing to pay top dollar on everything you use, it’s important to know what you’re risking with each feature.
Buying cheaper paint or opting for vinyl flooring over stone is not likely to hurt the functional quality of your kitchen. However, when it comes to the key features in your kitchen’s functionality, such as the cabinets, countertop, and appliances, cutting corners could hurt you big time and cost you a lot more in the long run.
If you want low prices on quality cabinets, Discount Kitchens is the place to rely on. We throw out the inflated prices of cabinetry in favor of honest craftsmanship. If you want quality without spending $6,000 on a new set of cabinets, give us a call. We look forward to answering your questions and making the process easier on you.