How To Plan A Kitchen Remodel
How to plan a kitchen remodelDo you not find your kitchen space as enticing as you once did a few years back? Then it needs remodeling! Of course, like every aspect of interior design, working on your kitchen renovation requires a professional touch. Thankfully, you have this guide with steps on kitchen remodeling and other information about remodeling costs to help you plan and design right. If you want to change your entire kitchen layout of your home, whether for personal use or a higher resale value, these ideas will help make the experience more worthwhile. Let’s get started!
Work With A Budget MarginIf you haven’t figured it out before now, this renovation project would cost you money regardless of what kitchen design you are going for- whether high end or not. However, you could get a perfect job done and still stay within your budget margin. Irrespective of your total estimation for the kitchen remodel, working with an area of focus helps get the job done faster so make sure you have one. For effective planning, based on the state of your existing kitchen, your costs focus breakdown should be in the following percentages;
- 17% on floor plans and installation
- 29% should be allocated to install Cabinets & Hardware
- 14% on Ventilation and Appliances
- Countertops – 10% (quartz countertops, marble etc)
- 5% on Ceilings & Walls
- Lighting – 5%
- Plumbing & Faucets- 4%
- 4% should go to Doors & Windows
- Another 4% on the Design fees
- Lastly, 1% on miscellaneous
It’s Time To Bring In The Pros!Now that you have a mental image of what your new kitchen renovations should look like and the budget let’s talk about contractors and kitchen designers. You should know to hire a trusted or recommended kitchen remodel contractor to handle the renovation process to ensure you get the best from your space in terms of beauty and functionality. You’d need two professionals for the kitchen remodeling—the contractor who handles the tearing down and renovation of the storage space and a kitchen designer. When interviewing your potential contractor and design team, be sure to ask questions like;
- Are you licensed?
- Is your company or team insured?
- Do I need a permit for this renovation?
- Would you handle post-construction cleanups?