A Beginner’s Guide To Renovating Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the hub of every home, and a renovation is an excellent opportunity to equip it with the latest amenities as well design it in a manner that it’s a reflection of your family’s style. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look like a million bucks. Whether you want to rebuild your kitchen entirely or want to give it an update to accommodate your needs, all you need to do is begin with a plan.
If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, Affordable Amenities has created a Beginner’s Guide to renovating your kitchen, to teach you from our experiences about what doesn’t work and what you should look out for.
Hire a professional: Hiring a professional when renovating a kitchen is very important. It may seem like an easy way to save money if you do it yourself, but renovation projects can get costly if things go unnoticed and extra things need to be fixed. If you use a professional from the start, aside from relatively fixed costs, there will also be a negligible amount of anxiety.
Shop for the best, don’t settle: If you decide to renovate your kitchen and you are hiring a professional, do your homework. Interview several contractors and gets several bids. Ask for references and call them. A kitchen renovation is a significant change to the home and should be handled with care.
Get multiple options before deciding on a contractor: Ask for several different bids from the contractors. Make sure you remember that the least expensive is not always the best choice!
Have a plan and contract: Make sure you have a good design and a plan for your renovation that’s drawn up with your contractor. Create a contract that includes all the details of the renovation project. Before proceeding with the work, ensure that anything that could be confused from one side or the other, is written out and agreed upon. The plan and the contract must have everything in it.
Choose what’s best for you: Ask to see samples of the materials that the contractor suggests. However, if you aren’t happy with the suggestions, pick materials and amenities that fit your taste and your budget.
Advice From The Pros
Finalize the plan before commencing work: The biggest and easiest mistake a person could make would be not to check everything out and not making all the decisions before work begins. Finalizing a plan will ensure that the timeline and budget for work are maintained. When you have to change things or venture away from the plans, the time frame of the project’s completion may change, and the price can quickly jump!
Irrespective of the size of your renovation, believe that it can be done. However, make sure you have the right tool for the job and remember, measure twice but cut once!
At Affordable Amenities, we have been working with home builders and home buyers to create beautiful and safe homes all across the Kansas City area for over twenty-five years. We specialize in a wide variety of amenities in new and existing homes from data, cable, CCTV, whole house audio/video, burglary and fire alarms to ventilated closet shelving, shower doors, mirrors, bath accessories and a wide variety of window blinds, shades and shutters. There is no job too big or too small for us. Visit our website to learn more or contact Affordable Amenities today.