Planning Your Kitchen Remodel to Save Time and Money

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Do You Have The Kitchen Of Your Dreams?

Is your home one of those where everyone gathers in the kitchen? Do you enjoy having large dinner parties with lots of guests? Has your family grown since you first purchased or build your home? The home chef or baker of your family may dream of having enough room to complete complicated cooking and baking projects in the kitchen. You’ve likely considered that more space would be great in this busy area of your home. Perhaps it is time to begin a kitchen remodel or start planning the kitchen of your dreams on paper.

Plan Your Kitchen Remodel: Quotes from Professionals

Start your modernization plan with estimates from reliable contractors or architects. Most professionals will gladly work up a master plan for your kitchen remodel with top features for the updated kitchen. Installation in stages is sometimes an option, Keep these possibilities in mind when getting estimates and talking to contractors. Remember, you’re running the show, so make sure you have a pleasant relationship with your Lead Person. Make your expectations known before the work begins.

Raise Your Home Value With A Kitchen Remodel

A complete kitchen remodel raises the value of your home. Of all potential home remodeling, kitchen upgrades usually increase the homes’ value the most. HGTV says “Ask any real estate expert what the No. 1 upgrade with the greatest return is, and the answer will be the kitchen”.

Plan ahead and schedule to get things finished quickly. Your Lead Contractor can be your best friend when scheduling crews. Keep in mind that most contractors are juggling other jobs as well. Plan a schedule that is reasonable for both you and your contractor. Try to do tasks in a rational manner, such as paint first, then bring in the appliances before installation of new tile or linoleum. Accidents do sometimes happen, and you don’t want that accident to scar expensive, new flooring.

How To Use Your Kitchen During a Kitchen Remodel

Eating out and ordering in can become quite expensive, especially on a regular basis. Scheduling work for little downtime in the kitchen may be a priority for your family. Try to get workers organized and ready to begin work each day as early as possible. Request that they reach a stopping point by a specific time so you have time to prepare dinner. Obviously, this cannot happen every day of a major kitchen renovation, but scheduling these times as often as possible can be a welcome addition to the budget of your kitchen upgrade.

Other Important Points To Remember In Your Kitchen Upgrade Include:

  1. Don’t deviate from the finished plan. Last-minute changes are expensive in many ways, such as more hours for the crew, disrupting schedules and the cost of materials. Avoid these changes by making a list of what you want before your consultation and getting the plans drawn up. Set a realistic budget and stick to it.
  2. Consider which luxuries are a necessity and which are optional, such as wine coolers, a warming drawer, a professional oven and other “must-have” items and appliances. Perhaps your top priority is more storage. Clearly explain your vision and desires during the initial consultation.
  3. Make sure you’re adding features and products that raise the selling price of the home. Don’t hesitate to ask your local real estate agent for the worth of local kitchen updates in your neighborhood. Staying in this price range is of particular importance if you want to sell the home soon. Six to ten percent is the recommended range of what you should spend on a kitchen makeover for a home valued at $65,000.

Take your time when planning a kitchen remodel. Avoid impulse buying and don’t overspend. Find a professional, experienced Lead Contractor to schedule the work and direct the employees. Before you know it, you’ll be working and entertaining in a new, up-to-date kitchen area.

Call Beantown Builders for Your Kitchen Remodel Needs

We help prospective buyers, investors and homeowners build property value through redesign, modernization and construction. By providing a comprehensive, one-stop service, we build you beautiful spaces on budget and maximize your investment.

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