Thinking about a kitchen renovation? Before you get started there are a few things you should do before calling in the professionals. By taking the right preparation steps now, you can ensure that your dream kitchen comes to life just the way you’ve envisioned. Here’s how you should begin to plan for a kitchen remodel:
Set A Budget
The first question you want to ask yourself is: What is my budget? If you’re doing a complete kitchen overhaul, meaning if you’re doing away with cabinets, flooring and in some cases a few walls, it’s best to have an emergency fund that is worked into your budget to account for hidden problems. Once you’ve figured out how much money you want to spend on your kitchen renovation, it’s time to determine what you can do with that budget.
Make A Wish List
Depending on the size of your budget you may or may not be able to complete everything on your kitchen renovation checklist. If you can’t do it all, you’ll need to decide what your highest priorities are and which parts of the remodel are lower on the list. Knowing these priorities right away will guide the whole process, ensuring your money goes where it really needs to go, rather than wasting money on costly alterations you don’t really need and therefore keeping your kitchen remodeling costs at a minimum.
Find Design Inspiration
After you’ve decided which pieces of your kitchen are going to be renovated, it’s time to for the fun part–the design. While there are so many beautiful and inspirational kitchens out there, it’s important to have one clear vision of what you want, instead of a muddied combination of kitchen trends that you like.
Also, keep in mind the design aesthetics of the rest of your home. You want your kitchen to complement the rest of your home, not look out of place. This is especially important if you want to sell your home at any point in the future. Consistent design is crucial in the overall look and feel of a home.
Call The Architects
After you have a budget, plan and design set in place, it’s time to call in the architects and designers. At Stephanie Fox Architects, we can help you from start to finish, from permits to kitchen renovation design and installation. If you still have questions, we’re also happy answer them. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you! If you’re ready to get started or want to contact us, give us a call or click here for a free consultation.