Remodeling your kitchen can add immense value to your property. However, there are some important factors to keep in mind in order to have a successful remodel that does actually add value. Read this top 3 kitchen remodeling tips from Construlux to make sure that you get it right the first time around.
1. Your Budget
There are three important factors to keep in mind when budgeting for a kitchen remodel:
How much you have available to spend on the remodel. Don’t overspend and always leave room in the budget for additional costs that may arise.
At the same time, it is important not to go cheap. Determine whether a high-end, middle of the line or budget remodel will best suit your home and neighborhood. Buy appliances, building materials and other necessities that are of a high quality.
Remember to include all the expenses in your budget including for your contractor, sub-contractors, labor as well as materials.
It is also important to ensure that your budget will not exceed the value that you expect to be added to your property. A kitchen remodel should not only pay for itself upon the sale of your property but should provide you with a profit.
2. The Building Contractor
Choosing the right building contractor is probably the most important factor in a successful remodel. A contractor should be skilled and experienced in the area of kitchen remodeling. If they have additional plumbing and electrical expertise, this is a bonus.
Reputation is also key and it is important to establish if their previous clients were satisfied or happy with their work. Ask for references, read reviews and ask friends, family and acquaintances for referrals for reputable building contractors. We are proud to be the best kitchen remodeling company in Mission Viejo.
3. Plan Ahead
A kitchen remodel can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months to complete depending on the extent of the project as well as the team working on it. Be aware that you will probably not have use of your kitchen for this entire period. Few people think about budgeting for eating out or ordering in for the duration of the remodeling process.
It is also important to establish a timeline for the project including different milestones that must be reached by specific dates. This will help you and your building contractor meet the estimated project completion date. Projects that over run their completion date will cost you more.
However, it is once again important to make room in the timeline for unexpected eventualities that may not have been included in the original plans. These events may take priority and need to be seen to before the project can continue.
Always remember that your building contractor and other specialists in the building trade have valuable knowledge regarding the best solutions for a successful kitchen remodel. It is always best to ask for and follow their advice and recommendations in so far as it meets with your expectations of the remodel. Don’t set your mind on a specific aspect of the project that may be too difficult or even impossible to achieve.
With all that said we can help you get your home remodel completed the way it should be and the way you want. We would like to provide you with a free consultation then give you an honest assessment of the project. Contact us today at (714) 736-6335 to get started today!