Updating your kitchen adds value to your home while making your life easier. There are many things to consider as you are planning this project so that it runs smoothly. Here are a few tips to an efficient remodel.
From the plumber to the kitchen appliance installation service, keep a detailed calendar of when they are supposed to come in and work. If there is a conflict and one company must reschedule, you will know who should be in then. You can negotiate whether they can work together or if one will need to come at another time. This will also keep the remodel on schedule.
Study your current kitchen and think about the best way to use the space. A island will give you both an additional spot to prepare food and more storage for bowls, pans, and pots. Extra light fixtures will brighten up the space as well as make it look larger. However, as you do plan, consult the designer to ensure you can have what you want while staying in your budget.
Apply for your permits well ahead of the date you plan to start. Remember to add the amount of the fees into your budget and take a form of payment with you when you submit your paperwork. Hire a licensed plumber and electrician so that the work will be up to code. Doing it yourself may cost less, but will cause a problem when you want to sell your house or refinance it.
Choose a floor type that is easy to clean yet looks beautiful. Carpet will stain if something is dropped on it. Tile and hardwood floors require additional layers beneath it and might need to be sealed annually. There are many versions of laminate available that look like tile or hardwood yet maintain well.
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