If you constantly feel as if your kitchen is too small, cramped, or just plain ugly, you’re not alone. Many homeowners dream about kitchen renovations and think about all the things they’d love to change about their own kitchens. However, before you jump right into a total kitchen remodel, it’s a good idea to understand all the factors of successful kitchen renovations.
Kitchen renovations need to be carefully planned from start to finish. This process also requires budgeting the appropriate amounts for different features, such as new appliances, new flooring, or professional installation services. You’ll also need to determine how long the entire process will take, as you probably won’t be able to use your kitchen during the renovation!
In our experience here at Hammer Time Construction LLC, we’ve noticed that the best kitchen renovations occur when homeowners do the following:
- Create a realistic budget. For extensive remodeling projects, homeowners need to consider the electrical and plumbing components, installation costs, and other expenses associated with actually buying the materials.
- Sort their wants vs. their needs. You might need a new dishwasher if your old one barely works anymore, but you probably don’t need brand-new countertops if what you currently have will still match the new aesthetic.
- Prioritize functionality over style. People typically need more storage space than they initially assumed, so building plenty of room for storing kitchen supplies is essential.
- Declutter before the renovation begins. You’ve likely accumulated a lot of unnecessary kitchen gadgets and utensils that are gathering dust in your cabinets. This is a great time to go through these old supplies and get rid of or donate anything you don’t regularly use so your new kitchen will be clutter-free.