Three Kitchen Remodeling Tips

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!

12 replies
  1. Alexandria Martinez
    Alexandria Martinez says:

    Before my fiance and I even moved into our new home, we knew right away that we wanted to do a kitchen remodeling. We would love any tips to make this house project run smoothly. Planning ahead is our weakness so we will be sure to do this.

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  2. Kyle Wayne
    Kyle Wayne says:

    I appreciate that you talked about how reputation is key and it is important to establish if their previous clients were satisfied or happy with their work. My uncle is looking to get some kitchen remodeling done in is home as a favor for his wife. I’ll be sure to talk to him about finding a professional with a good reputation.

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  3. Derek Dewitt
    Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I want to remodel our kitchen later this year, so thanks for the helpful tips. I like that you suggest making a timeline for the project, with specific dates and milestones. This would be a great way to keep track of the progress the contractor and crew are making, so we’ll be sure to do this.

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  4. Kenneth Gladman
    Kenneth Gladman says:

    I like that you mentioned keeping aware of additional costs that may arise. Being prepared for these can really help you stay ahead if something should arise. This is something I would be sure and do beforehand.

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  5. Derek Dewitt
    Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I are wanting to remodel our kitchen later this summer, so thanks for sharing these tips. I like your point about choosing a contractor based on reviews and references. I’ll be sure to get online and check what people are saying about local contractors.

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  6. Hazel Owens
    Hazel Owens says:

    Thanks for the information that you’ll probably not have access to your kitchen during a remodel and that it can take a few weeks or a couple of months to finish. I’ve been wanting to update our kitchen so I was looking at renovating it and what we could do. I’ll have to make sure we’d be able to cook somewhere since I’m not sure how long the renovation could take when we get it started.

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  7. Millie Hue
    Millie Hue says:

    I love that you emphasized how knowledgeable the contractors are in what they do, so it’s best to follow their advice and tips since not all your ideas might be achievable. I will keep that in mind when I have found a contractor to start the renovation of my kitchen. My husband and I already have ideas in mind because we have been browsing the net for inspiration, and we combined everything that we loved. So this tip is perfect to remind us that we must be open to adjustments if needed. Thanks!

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  8. Harchal
    Harchal says:

    Remodeling your kitchen can be a very large job, and there are many important aspects to take into consideration when remodeling. By remodeling your kitchen you can add value to your home, and at the same time save money with energy efficient kitchen appliances, or by replacing your drafty kitchen windows.

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  9. Tim Yaotome
    Tim Yaotome says:

    You wrote about planning on a remodeling also takes into account sudden events that may happen before, during, and after remodeling. My wife and I are planning to remodel our guest bedrooms to have its design match to the house. I will also consider hiring a professional contractor to help remodel in order to assure us of the quality and speed of the remodeling.

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  10. Gerty Gift
    Gerty Gift says:

    My husband and I are really excited to start working on remodeling our kitchen! Thank you for mentioning that it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to get a project like this completed. We’ll try to keep this in mind and strive to plan everything out so that it can be done more efficiently from the get go.

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  11. Sutton Turner
    Sutton Turner says:

    I like how you said to not overspend and always leave room in the budget for additional costs that may arise. I am remodeling my kitchen this winter. Thanks for the tips on kitchen remodeling.

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  12. Kenneth Gladman
    Kenneth Gladman says:

    I like that you recommend getting clear finishing dates for your remodeling project. I like to know exactly when I can expect things to finish and begin. The structure of the project means a lot to me.

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