A kitchen renovation is an exciting time – but it can also be a very stressful one. The time and costs involved can be daunting to people undergoing their first renovation, and the fear of logistical headaches lead some to put off vital renovations for years.
Have no fear! At Parada Kitchens, we have experience dealing with the toughest remodels. We’ve learned some tricks to make the whole process go as smoothly as possible – here are our top tips to easing the stress of kitchen renovations.
Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
There is no such thing as too much preparation when it comes to planning home renovations. Planning a budget and a time frame are key to making sure the entire process runs smoothly. It helps keep you organized, which should help keep you calm. It’s also beneficial to prepare your home for the renovation before hand – removing things you won’t want in your finished kitchen, making sure people have easy access to the space for construction and things of that nature. Preparing your space before the renovation starts will avoid the headaches of scrambling to get everything ready during the actual renovation process.
Think of it as an investment
Often times, a renovation can come with a bit of sticker shock – especially as smaller things begin to pile up, such as appliances. There can be an urge to skimp on some of the appliances in order to save some extra money, but this is usually an urge that leads to more headaches further down the line. Cheaper options generally will require replacement sooner rather than later. Treat your appliances as an investment – spend the extra cash up front and avoid the headaches on the back end.
Get agreements in writing
When you work with the experts at Parada Kitchens, you know you’re getting trustworthy, experienced professionals to help with your kitchen renovations. That’s very easy for us to say, however, and the best thing you can do to protect yourself is to make sure you get all agreements in writing before the job begins. That way you’ve got written, physical proof of what you were expecting, should there be any issues that you need resolving along the way.