190 E. Stacy Rd. Ste. 306-206
Allen, Texas 75002
190 E. Stacy Rd. Ste. 306-206
Allen, Texas 75002
Homeowners spend a great deal more money on their kitchen remodeling projects than on any other home improvement project. The reason is that kitchen remodeling tends to have the highest return in comparison to other areas in the house. That said it takes some intelligent preparation and pragmatic decisions if you want to get the most value for your money.
How much time should you take to plan?
If you want to do it properly, it might take longer to plan your kitchen remodel than the construction itself takes. Believe it or not, the National Kitchen and Bath Association actually recommends that you spend at least six months planning. While this may seem like a bit of overkill, but it would definitely help you to be certain about everything decision you have to make before any remodeling beings. This way, you won’t have to worry about finding out new things along the way that you wish to include that could disrupt the construction process.
Proper planning will also make certain that you are inconvenienced for a minimal amount of time during construction. It will also help you stay on budget and might even reduce your costs. The last thing you want to do is interrupt the construction process once it has begun. This would likely result in additional construction costs and negatively affect your return on investment.
Limit your structural changes
One sure way to drive up your remodeling costs is to decide to move your electrical outlets, plumbing pipes or knocking down walls. These often lead to unanticipated problems, so if at all possible, try to keep the water fixtures, appliances and walls where they currently are. You’ll not only save on demolition and reconstruction expenses, but you will also reduce the amount of dust and debris you will have to deal with during your project.
Focus on what matters
Many people make the error of focusing on kitchen appliances and tools rather than the overall design and ultimate functionality of their kitchen. A luxury brand refrigerator or commercial grade cooker may have caught you eye, but will they actually fit your cooking needs and lifestyle? Experts recommend concentrating your dollars on features that are more long term and increase value, such as cabinets or new flooring.
Don’t forget to measure
Regardless of what new features you add, you should make sure you can actually get them into the kitchen. Case in point, the size of your doorway might limit your ability to get the extra large refrigerator you want. You might think it was obvious, but often times people forget that any bulky items that you buy for your kitchen have to make it through your front door. This will mean taking measurements of your doorways, counters, walkways as well as the ceiling height. You should never start construction until you have all the materials on hand.
Make quality your top priority
While you obviously don’t want to blow you money on all sorts of overly expensive luxury kitchen items, you also don’t want to buy cheap items now that don’t last. What may seem like a good deal now might cost you more in time. You should instead select products that combine low maintenance with long warranty periods. There is no better example of this than countertops. High quality countertops may may appear pricey at first glance, but years from now when they still look beautiful you will likely consider it money well spent.
Expect the unexpected
As with any project like this you should always be prepared for the unexpected. While taking a good amount of time to plan should minimize any unpleasant surprises, there’s no guarantee that everything will go as planned. For that reason, it is always worthwhile to give yourself a little flexibility within your project. If you have to have it ready by December for instance, then plan for the project to close in October to be on the safe side.
When is it time to call the professionals?
Having the pros from the very start, as early as the planning stage, is a safe way to guarantee that remodeling the kitchen in your home will be a success. You may feel stressed out from the outset, but our team has years of experience to help simplify the process. Our expert skills would could help you foresee potential problems which you can then avoid and save yourself a lot of money in the process. We always keep open lines of communication with our clients. This ensures that you are always on the same page, and it will definitely help you stay on budget.
Thinking about remodeling the kitchen in your Dallas Fort Worth home? Champs Construction is your perfect home remodeling partner. We are a team of professional kitchen and home remodeling contractors that will be by your side every step of the way and create the kitchen of your dreams. Give us a call at (469) 767-5919 today to schedule a consultation.
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