Dos and Dont’s of Kitchen Remodeling

A kitchen remodel is one of the best ways to improve your home’s interior, functionality and value. Luckily, Homes Heart specializes in just that! From luxurious retreats, gourmet oases to functionality for the whole family the staff at Homes Heart has done it all! Take the following dos and don’ts into consideration before starting on your kitchen remodel.

Do your research

Before meeting with a contractor or interior designer, scope out ideas on Pinterest or Houzz that match your vision of the ideal kitchen. Consider the layout, appliances, functionality, finishes and color scheme. Save these ideas on your phone, tablet or laptop and bring them with when consulting with your designer. Another helpful research tool are lists. Make a list of “must haves,” “would be nice to have” and “some day” to prioritize what is most important.

Do make a budget

Tell your designer what your kitchen remodel goals are to determine a ballpark cost. Once you have an idea of the total it will be easier to establish a set budget. Keep in mind that there is always a chance of unforeseen expenses, so we recommend setting aside 10% of the budget to cover any surprises.

Do maximize the space

Homes Heart is all about making the space we have both beautiful and functional. Make the most of your kitchen remodel and take advantage of every square inch. This is especially important with smaller kitchens. Even if you’re not adding square footage, you can still gain space with a proper design. Consider extending cabinets to the ceiling, add a built in pantry or turn a corner space into a built in seating area.

Don’t rush the planning & design

It’s likely that you don’t remodel your kitchen every few years, so take your time with the planning to make it just right. While your instincts will want to quickly transition to the construction phase, it’s important to spend time visualizing the layout, design and features. The last thing you want to do is make a quick decision that doesn’t make sense in the end. But don’t worry! The staff at Homes Heart will walk you through every detail to keep the project on track.

Don’t skip the technical stuff

Where are the water lines? Where is the plumping? Where are the electrical outlets? When visualizing your new kitchen, it’s important to consider the technical details to determine the best location for things like the sink, refrigerator, windows and doors.

Homes Heart takes pride in turning our client’s vision into reality. Whether you have an idea of what you’re looking for or have not a clue where to start, we work with you from start to finish. Call us today to start a discussion about your kitchen remodel. Or, schedule a complimentary design consultation.

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