Kitchen remodeling can get expensive if you’re not careful. Listening to the wrong advice and allowing your emotions to control your actions are just two ways you can end up doing more than you need to and spending more than you should. As you plan out your next project, here are four tips to keep in mind to ensure success.
Know What You’re Working With
Don’t try to turn your kitchen into something that it’s not capable of becoming. If you have an older style kitchen, trying to make it into a modern, contemporary layout may not be feasible. Doing so will likely cost you too much time and money and will likely not turn out the way you imagined.
Keep The Plumbing Untouched
Resist the temptation to reconfigure your kitchen’s layout in a manner that will require you to move gas or water lines around as that’s a surefire way to spend a lot of money and complicate the project. Keep all pipes where they are and save your dollars for more important things.
Don’t Overlook The Little Things
It’s easy to get caught up in the big fancy appliances when undergoing a kitchen remodeling. One aspect that people tend to underestimate is the importance hardware. More specifically, upgrading hardware such as doorknobs, hinges and pulls can be the difference between a good project and a great one.
Know Your Floor Plan
You may have an idea for new appliances but it’s important to know whether they’ll fit where you intend on putting them. For example, it’s not just enough to know how wide a new refrigerator is with the doors closed. It’s important to know how wide it is with the doors wide open so that you’re not confined when attempting to store large items.
It’s fun to imagine all the beautiful upgrades you can make to your kitchen. However, the success of your kitchen remodeling project will depend on your ability to create a plan and reel in your imagination so that you can stick to it.