Are you nervous about an upcoming kitchen remodel? Maybe you’re nervous about handling it all by yourself, and you’re worried the project won’t come together on your deadline.
We get it; it’s only natural to feel some apprehension about such a big change in your living space. However, remodeling your kitchen doesn’t have to be a difficult experience if you know have some expert advice in mind.
If you’re feeling anxious about this process, check out the tips we have below.
A picture of a newly renovated kitchen.
1. Hire Professional Remodelers
Hiring trained professionals to take all the stress off your shoulders is the best choice when it comes to kitchen remodels.
If you tear out your appliances, install them incorrectly, and cause water or fire damage, you’re responsible for those extra costs. It’s easier to rely on someone with experience, and companies like New Kitchen Renos will even offer long-term warranties for installations.
You can work with these teams to design your kitchen how you want, then sit back, relax, and let the project come to life.
2. Plan Before You Start
Planning everything out is essential to make sure that your design will work. You need to decide on materials, colors, cohesion, and the layout. You’ll need to pick a day when you can be home from work that doesn’t already have scheduled appointments. You also need to find out where the pipes and wiring are in the walls to avoid accidents.
Additionally, you will need to be sure you have the space for something new. Measure the kitchen top to bottom, and if you’re getting rid of anything, figure out a disposal plan before you start, so you’re not stuck with an old dishwasher in the way.
Decorations can come after, but planning for that space to be used will save you a headache in the long run.
3. Get a Second Opinion
Sometimes we get stuck on one vision and don’t consider other ideas that could work. Ask around, and see what other people have done with their spaces. You may even find yourself inspired by things you haven’t seen before.
Any type of remodeling is going to be expensive, but kitchens are notoriously costly. It’s important to plan ahead and make sure your plan is within your budget so that if a design or new fixture is too expensive, you can adjust the plan as necessary.
If you’re only finding out that something is too pricey on the big day, the entire renovation process is slowed down or even stopped until a replacement is found.
Even worse, if you don’t realize you went over budget until after the renovation is finished, you’re stuck with a huge bill and not much hope to pay it.
5. The Big Day
Your kitchen will be out of commission for at least a day. You need to be prepared, whether you’re doing it yourself or handing the reigns to someone else.
Non-refrigerated food, decorations, and anything else not essential for renovation needs to be moved out of the way. Meals should be prepared ahead of time. Pets and small children should be kept in another room.
If you hire a professional team, then it’s also important to just let them work. Stay out of the way but still nearby, so you’re available if they need you. The smoother the renovation goes, the sooner you can enjoy using your brand-new kitchen.
Your house is a reflection of yourself. Remodeling an entire kitchen should be an exciting process! You can let your imagination run wild as long as you create a thorough plan and stick to it.