Planning a

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

Professional services and construction labor:

Builders/carpenters
Electrician
Plumber
Total $___

Materials

Ceiling material
Drywall
Paint
Primer
Tile adhesive
Installation materials
Caulk
Plumbing
Electrical
Total $___

Hardware

Cabinet knobs and handles
Faucet
Exhaust fan
Light fixtures
Total $___

Kitchen Components

Cabinets
Countertops
Backsplash
Sink(s)
Flooring
Appliances
Total $___

Accessories

Misc. fixtures/furniture
Decor Accents
Total $___

General Updates

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!

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