Planning a kitchen remodel can be very stressful; where do you even begin? How big of a project will this be, and does it come with any unwanted complications? Many questions, and we have yet to touch on hiring a qualified contractor capable of handling your kitchen project! Not to worry, we are here to help. We’ve broken down the fundamental points you should really consider before starting your project.
Setting up a budget
Believe it or not, it is one of the most common mistakes homeowners or property owners make when investing in a kitchen remodel. Budget is something that it is hard to pinpoint an accurate number as many factors play into it, such as; materials, size of the project, labor cost, etc. We recommend overestimating the project’s cost as you can never know if something goes wrong mid-way in the construction process, like the kitchen’s foundation or root. This can be hard to predict from the outside until you remove everything out. A good rule is to 10-20 percent more than your original budget.
Needs vs. Wants
We get it; planning out a kitchen remodel is exciting, and so it should be! You’re about to give your kitchen a whole makeover, and it deserves to be the best looking room in the house. With that said, you are probably looking at the latest trends to add to your kitchen but keep in mind. You should keep a healthy balance of what you actually need vs. what you want. New modern appliances usage may increase your utility bill. The goal is to be efficient with your kitchen with reliable basics.
Focus on Quality
Yes, high-quality materials can add up, but those high-quality functional items like cabinets, countertops, and appliances will last for a long time. There is a reason why they are expensive but the result is worth it. If you are looking to sell your property in the near future, this can potentially increase your home’s value.
Once you’ve done your research and selected your materials, the next step is to hire a contractor to do the job. It’s so easy to get sucked into talking about your plans with the contractor but always stick to your basics and make sure you know what you are asking for. Never settle with the first contractor that gives you the lowest price. Ask around and prepare solid questions when interviewing them, and don’t be afraid to ask for their license! If you have any additional questions, consider getting in touch with Jancon Exteriors, and we will answer whatever concerns you may have so that you feel confident.