The kitchen is always the heart of any home. This is where you prepare your family’s meals and feed them. Unfortunately, these kitchens are not always designed with us in mind. That’s why you find many people aren’t happy with their kitchen designs.
But the good news is that you can actually remodel your kitchen according to your needs and style. Remodeling your kitchen can also enhance your home value. Even as you plan to remodel your kitchen, you should also think of getting a home warranty plan to cover your kitchen appliances, such as oven, refrigerator, microwave, etc. With that said, let’s take a step-by-step guide to remodel your kitchen.
Make a plan
Before you start renovating your kitchen, you need to sit down and make a plan. Think about the changes you want to make to your kitchen. Is it a matter of little space? Do you have too little space for food storage? Is your kitchen too outdated and ugly? Perhaps you have your heart set on a modern farmhouse look for a fresh ambiance?
From there, you can make a list of all the things you would like in your new kitchen. You can also determine your budget at this stage. Kitchen remodeling can be quite expensive. That’s why you need to come up with a budget beforehand.
Contact a contractor
Now that you know what you need in a new kitchen and you have a new design in mind, you can contact a contractor. When you hire a contractor, you will be able to stay within your budget and on a schedule. Although you may opt for a DIY approach, it is not recommendable because kitchen remodeling can be quite complicated, especially if you lack the experience. In addition to that, there are building codes and regulations that must be followed, which you may not understand on your own.
Finalize the design
Now that you have selected a contractor you can sit down with him and finalize everything you have been developing. Be honest about your needs and wants when it comes to how you want the new kitchen to look like. Of course, this will help the contractor ensure that he designs the space correctly and that he sticks to the budget.
The remodeling stage
Your kitchen will go through several steps throughout the remodel. You will need to prepare your kitchen for the remodeling. Make arrangements for living without your kitchen during the period that it will be going through a remodel.
The first step is the demolition, where you remove everything that is to be removed. You will also replace the dated plumbing and wiring. After that, the wall is closed and the kitchen lighting is installed. From there, the kitchen walls and ceiling are painted, and the kitchen flooring installed. The cabinets are also installed at this stage.
This is a crucial step in kitchen remodeling. Your kitchen needs to be inspected by professionals before you bring in your appliances. The contractor you are working with can inspect the kitchen for any problems and fix them as soon as possible. If there are no any issues, the contractor will give you a go ahead to proceed.
If you had planned to upgrade your kitchen appliances, this is the time to do so. Your new appliances can include a built-in microwave, oven, refrigerator, etc. If you are also planning to add luxury items, such as a water filtration system or wine chiller, this is the time to complete these installations, too.
Celebrate your new kitchen
Congratulations! Your new kitchen is ready. It is time to sit back and celebrate your fine-looking new kitchen. Now you can start making memories and enjoy your new kitchen with your family.