You’re tired of those outdated cabinets and can’t wait to be rid of your stained and faded countertop. It’s time for a new kitchen! But wait! A new kitchen will cost between $18,000 and $50,000, so you’d better have a plan. The best place to start is by asking these important questions:
Is a Complete Remodel the Answer?
Are you looking for a simple update or a complete transformation? Painting existing cabinetry and installing new hardware is an easy fix you can do on your own. Changing the room’s original footprint is going to require tearing out walls and moving plumbing. This needs specialized help. First, figure out what you want – and what you can handle.
How Much Space Do I Need?
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the family gathering place.
Make sure there is enough room in your new kitchen design for:
- cooking prep
- kids projects/homework
- other projects
Look closely at how your kitchen is used when determining how much counter space you need; whether a separate table is necessary or if a peninsula/ island is enough for entertaining.
Who Should Handle the Work?
Watching those DIY shows on television makes remodeling look easy– but be wary – kitchen re-do’s can be hard. Hire a qualified contractor to take on those difficult jobs like plumbing, electrical, cabinet installation, etc.
What Problems Should I Anticipate?
There are two things you can count on when remodeling your kitchen: it’s going to cost more than you thought and it’s going to take more time than you thought. Keep expenses in line by setting aside 20% of your budget to handle unexpected surprises. Pad your timetable by an extra week or two.
That new kitchen doesn’t have to be a dream. With the right plan it can become a reality. If you're looking for a professional remodeling company, contact Balbes Construction. We are the leading remodeling construction company in the Birmingham MI area, give us a call!