If you are planning a kitchen remodel, then you know what to expect during the construction process. There are many things that need to be addressed and taken care of in order for the project to be successful. From kitchen layout and design to electrical work, everything has to be carefully planned and executed to make sure that it gets done on time and right. In this article, I will outline some of the more important things that you should be aware of.
First of all, how much does it cost? Before anything else, you need to know the total cost. This will help you determine whether or not you can afford the kitchen. There are certain budgets that are recommended for every homeowner that wants to remodel their kitchen. Check these out and make sure that you stay within them so that you don’t overspend.
Next, are there going to be kitchen cabinets or a kitchen island? Both are very popular and can really change the overall look and feel of the room. Cabinets are generally used for storing things and kitchen islands are used for extra counter space or as a “working area” that is separate from the kitchen eating area. These units do take some skill to install and if you are not an experienced contractor, then you should probably hire a pro to do this for you. While it will cost more initially to have them done, you will end up saving money in the long run because you will never have to replace the units again.
Next, what to expect during the actual kitchen remodel itself? As mentioned above, there are going to be several different things that need to get done during the build. Kitchen layout is going to have to be changed as well as the amount of counter space allotted for the project. Electrical work is going to be required as well as new appliances. Make sure that everything is done by the time the contractor finishes working on your home.
If you are hiring an experienced contractor, then they should provide you with a detailed list of what to expect during the build. This should include pictures of the kitchen remodel progress. Most people aren’t comfortable seeing the build progress themselves and don’t want to know what is going on while it is being done. Have pictures available if someone can come and watch the work from time to time.
The actual design and creation of your new kitchen remodel can take anywhere from two weeks to a few months depending on the size and complexity of the project. Once your contractor is finished with it, you are going to have to wait a couple of months before it is completely finished and usable. You may be able to bring in more help at this point and have a small kitchen remodel completed quicker. There is also the chance that you will have to move! Just know that it will be done when you are ready!
Once your kitchen remodel is complete, you are going to find out all of the changes that it made. This could include a change in the color scheme and layout of the room. You should be able to see the difference right away and be able to compare it to your original plans. Make sure to take pictures for yourself. You may need them to prove the difference! Some people will even ask to see what the plans looked like originally so they can understand how easy it is to make changes.
A few months after your kitchen remodel is complete, you are going to find out whether or not it passed the review process. If it did, you are going to be happy and the changes will be very obvious. If it didn’t, you will need to go back in and do some more changes and get things back to how they were. It’s always a good idea to get opinions from many different people. They will be able to give you what to expect during the build.