Planning Your Magnificent Kitchen Remodel
You might not need a celebrity chef like Giada De Laurentiis or Bobby Flay to prepare you for your upcoming kitchen remodel. But a good plan and a top-notch designer are still the secrets to success. That’s where we come in!
Getting Started With Your Budget
Before doing anything else, write down your vision, goals, and budget for the project. Be realistic about the budget. And ideally, the money you’ve set aside for the kitchen project should go into a bank account exclusively for it.
Designers Make All The Difference
The first hire you make should be a professional kitchen designer – someone who can give you an honest opinion on how well your draft budget and timeline will work and help you think of anything that might be missing. What product lines can you afford within your budget? Do you plan to splurge on countertops and save on cabinets? A good designer will help you find the products that meet your design and budget needs.
Determine Your Budget
Speaking of budget, there’s a lot to think about. Following is just a sample checklist of common budget items required for a kitchen remodel. Trust that your designer will be with you every step of the way in determining how much you’ll need for things like:
Professional services and construction labor: Builders/carpenters Electrician Plumber Total $___
Ceiling material Drywall Paint Primer Tile adhesive Installation materials Caulk Plumbing Electrical Total $___.
Cabinet knobs and handles Faucet Exhaust fan Light fixtures Total $___
Cabinets Countertops Backsplash Sink(s) Flooring Appliances Total $___
Misc. fixtures/furniture Decor Accents Total $___
Ceilings Window and door trim Drywall and Paint Inspection/permit costs Total $___
What you can expect along the way
It’s helpful to plan your timeline by phases. The following is a good example of what you can expect. Now, we understand that at first glance it may look a little daunting—but don’t worry…you got this! And of course, when you work with a seasoned designer, (s)he is there to help take the guesswork out of the process, comfortably leading you through each phase to a successful completion.
What can we say – other than congratulations! We hope you enjoy your beautiful new kitchen for years to come – but don’t forget about us! Be sure to keep in touch with kitchens by countryside so we can be part of your next kitchen update. Or maybe a bathroom remodel? We’re your source for kitchen and bath design in Rochester, NY. Let us know how we can help!