Are you ready to remodel your old and ugly kitchen? It’s time to not only make your kitchen look great, but make it function for you. Before you knock down a single wall you need to do some research. Know what type of appliances you have before you start shopping around for them. Do you know how much space you have in your kitchen and where you plan to put everything? And what about small kitchen remodel ideas? Once you know these things, you can begin looking at different options for your kitchen remodel.
1 Look at Your Budget
Yes, a budget is the least exciting thing about a new kitchen remodel. However, it’s really easy to end up over budget. Even worse, run out of money altogether! Consider your space when you are looking at the remodel with your design team. Small kitchen remodel ideas like replacing cabinets or changing out old appliances will cost less than entire remodels that require knocking out walls, replacing flooring, and redoing the entire layout.
2 Create a Timeline
That might seem simple, but you need to set a timeline for yourself and your contractors. Why? You need to plan your family around the renovation. Will you need to get a hotel? If you have small children or pets, it might be wise to have them stay elsewhere during the remodel. Also consider the weather, and your job schedule, and add a couple of weeks in case there are any hiccups.
3 Cabinets, Doors, and More
Cabinets are one of the most important parts of any kitchen. They keep your food safe and help protect your home from moisture damage. If you’ve been thinking about replacing your current cabinets, now’s the time to do it. There are many different types of cabinets available today, including traditional wood cabinets, modern glass cabinets, and stainless steel cabinets. Other items to consider as you remodel:
- Door colour
- Door style
- Door materials
- Wall colour
- Garbage Disposal
- Outlet covers
- Sink fixtures
There is a lot to consider when doing a kitchen remodel. When you replace your countertops, you’ll want to choose something that looks nice and matches your updated cabinets. Lighting is another important aspect of your kitchen. You can install overhead lights, wall sconces, pendant lamps, and recessed lighting. Talk with your designer about the specifics behind each and every detail.
4 Don’t Forget About Smart Energy-Efficient Appliances
You will need to consider replacing any old appliances. Why? Many older appliances may not have the features you need today. Additionally, many use up a lot of energy. Save energy and space with newer sleek appliances:
5 The Extras
Many homeowners today want extras like a butler’s pantry, a coffee station, or a breakfast bar in their kitchen. Now is the time for that luxury upgrade you always wanted.
No matter what type of kitchen remodel you have, talk with our experts at Parada Kitchens. We will be happy to make your vision a reality. Contact us today.