Priorities: What Are Your priorities? At times there really isn’t much to say regarding an old kitchen that is dragging down the value of the house, it’s old, its broken, it’s unattractive. But the smart kitchen remodeler will perform a much better job when given certain parameters to work on. Which of these would be your primary objectives to remodel:Learn more about us at Chalfont Remodeler
Number One Budget Clearly, money is a big part of any remodel. In order to make a kitchen remodel successful you need to make choices concerning the budget you have available for this venture. The most important aspect to keeping this in mind is to think long and hard about the total cost of the cabinets, replacement doors, countertops, flooring, and all other aspects of the project before you choose to pursue it. If you find yourself struggling with a decision here, ask for help.
Number Two Choosing a Contractor: When you’re working with a kitchen remodeler, he is in charge of all of your work, as far as cabinets go. This includes what type of cabinets you want, how many, what brand names they come from, where they’re from, what their prices are, and more. Be sure you get to know your contractor well so that you can have confidence that your choices will be made in your best interest. This will go far towards ensuring that the new kitchen you’re envisioning looks exactly how you envision it to.
Number Three Working With Energy Star Appliances: If your kitchen remodeler has already inspected your current cabinets and found that they are in fact in compliance with the Energy Star program guidelines, great. But if they are not, then this is where you get to start really focusing on what your options are. It’s recommended that your kitchen remodeler replace all of the appliances in your current set with Energy Star rated appliances. They will have much lower operating costs, which means they will also contribute to reducing your overall carbon footprint.
Number Four Selecting a Floor Plan: It’s important to sit down with your kitchen remodeler and create a plan for the renovation. Do you want to do most of the work yourself, or is it more beneficial to have professional help in this area? Which countertops would you like to use, and where will they be placed? How about with lighting, and storage? Do you need new appliances for the oven, refrigerator, stove, and other areas? All of these things are important factors in designing a successful kitchen remodel.
Number Five Finalizing Design and Work Plans: The last step is to sit down with your kitchen remodeler and finalize the design and plans. This usually involves an inventory of the work to be done, as well as a discussion of cost estimates. Then it’s time for negotiations. Remember, your kitchen remodeler may be willing to walk you through some basic do it yourself techniques, or may have samples to show you. So keep an open mind and be prepared to negotiate.
Most homeowners will do their best to keep their costs down, but there are going to be times when homeowners get caught up in the excitement of a kitchen remodel and get carried away with it. When this happens, costs can skyrocket and sometimes compromise other important areas of the home. If you have done your homework and negotiated carefully, your best solution for cost control will be to hire a kitchen remodeler who has already done some of the work for you. They will save you time and make sure that your budget fits into the timeline of the entire project. Here’s how they do it:
Kitchen Remodelers Don’t Make Up Their Mind – Many kitchen remodelers will tell you that they’re just not sure what they’re doing, but they’ll still try to push the envelope. These are the cooks who say, “I’m not sure, maybe I’ll look at this later” only to come back three months later with a proposal to remodel the kitchen, add in new cabinets, new flooring, and put in a new countertop. The problem with these cooks is that they’ve already spent a significant amount of money to hire a contractor, obtain permits, purchase materials, and secure financing. And when it comes time to pay them for their services, they just don’t have the money to pay them.