Remodeling your kitchen? You’re not alone. Many people want to create a kitchen environment that reflects their lifestyle, makes it a more efficient work area and enjoyable gathering place. According to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), kitchen remodeling is one of the most popular home remodeling projects, accounting for 78% of home remodeling projects last year.
However, kitchen remodeling is no small task. Here are 3 important tips that will help make your kitchen remodel go more smoothly.
1. Identify Challenges With Your Current Kitchen and Set Kitchen Remodel Goals
The first step towards a successful kitchen remodel is identifying the challenges and pain points with your current kitchen and then setting remodelling goals. This will help you and your remodeler determine your needs and thereby the scope of your project. You can also set priorities between the must haves and the wants.
2. Plan and Set a Budget
In a 2016 HOUZZ kitchen study, nearly 87% of homeowners claimed they relied on the help of a professional when they remodeled their kitchen. Not only that but according to the trade publication Remodeling’s 2019 “Cost vs. Value Report,” high-end kitchen overhauls in the Washington D.C. area cost $131,000 on average.
Account for 3 factors that affect the cost of your kitchen – scope, complexity and materials. Scope identifies the extent of work that will be completed. Complexity is based on the design requirements. Materials come in all shapes, sizes, color…and cost.
3. Create a Temporary Kitchen and Dining Plan
Lastly, keep in mind that during the remodelling phase, your kitchen will mostly be unusable. That’s why it’s important to create a temporary kitchen and dining plan. For example, one option includes eating out or getting take out. You could also set up a temporary cooking area that will allow you to prepare simple meals or reheat meals you’ve cooked in advance.
Are you ready to breathe new life into your kitchen and make family dinners feel like a 5-star restaurant experience? Contact us today for your free kitchen remodel quote in northern Virginia.