Proper planning is the first step to any successful project. This especially true when you’re renovating your kitchen, where it’s so easy to go over budget. Ready to turn your dream kitchen into reality? This post walks you through the nine steps to a successful kitchen remodel.
Once you decide it’s time to remodel the kitchen, just jumping in with both feet can be incredibly tempting. And, while we love that enthusiasm, we want your remodel to be successful. That’s why we recommend spending at least 3 months on the planning stage. It may even take up to 6 months, depending on the extent of your remodel.
So, why do you need so much time? First, if you need to finance any aspect of the remodel, that takes around 6 weeks on average. But even more important is the fact that, the more time you spend planning, the less likely you are to make changes after the work starts. And those changes nearly always cost time and money.
The dreaded money question. But, you have to know what you can afford to spend before you decide how to spend it.
The average kitchen renovation costs around $60,000. Of course, your cost may be less than half or more than double that amount. It all depends on your individual project.
Compare quotes from multiple vendors, always making sure they’re listed with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. When comparing quotes, beware of any contractor who comes in significantly lower than the competition. Look closely at what that quote includes – and what it leaves out. And it’s always a good idea to read reviews.
If “remodel” is code for a fresh coat of paint, you probably don’t need a design team. But, if you’re looking at new cabinets, countertops, tile floors, or changes that impact your plumbing or tile, you’ll likely benefit from talking to professionals.
AZ Stone and Tile has over 30 years’ experience remodeling kitchens and bathrooms in the Greater Phoenix area. We also offer free, no-obligation consultations. Contact us today to discuss your kitchen remodel.
Quality and durability should be the top selling points for every choice you make with your kitchen remodel. This includes appliances, flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Look for products that combine easy maintenance with a long (or extended) warranty.
When it comes to the appliances, you best bet is the same brand for each item, preferably one with an excellent reputation. And unless you run a catering business out of your home, you probably don’t need that commercial-grade stove.
You can get more storage space without changing your kitchen’s footprint if you get creative.
Remember to ask your design team for more storage ideas.
Like so much of life, clear communication helps ensure a remodeling project runs smoothly. Let your design team, project manager, and anyone else working on your kitchen remodel know exactly what you want. Then, ask them to explain it back to you, so you know they truly understand your goals.
Before work begins, share any rules you want the workers to follow, such as where to park and which bathroom to use. And, of course, make sure they know how to reach you if necessary. During the remodel, feel free to ask questions or check progress, but try to keep distractions to a minimum.
If you follow these nine steps, we’re sure you’ll have a successful kitchen remodel.