Planning Kitchen Remodel

In a hot real estate market, a kitchen remodel can return over 100 percent of the cost in resale value. It does not just improve livability, it appeals and impresses buyers. We at A1 Interior Works, Inc. can give you the most cost effective plan for your kitchen project.

The planning that goes into a kitchen remodel is the most important aspect of the whole process. You need to think of how to compensate your current kitchen space. Resale value, budget, lifestyle, and functionality are things that you need to take into consideration. Also, if you are considering on selling your house eventually, match the price point to that of the neighborhood. You have to be careful because in depending on the area, the renovations will not pay for themselves, and in others they are needed just to sell.

 

EVALUATE THE SPACE


Before planning the whole project, you need to make a list of what you want/need in a kitchen. Things such as storage, cleanup, functionality, and entertaining. Are you aiming for a specific look or feel? What does not work now and what does? Do you have specific flooring, cabinets, and appliances in mind? How do you currently use your kitchen on a daily basis?

We recommend that you break the design down by function: cooking areas, food prep, cleaning areas, food and dish storage. Maybe even a work or charging station.

 

DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT & SET A BUDGET


Before creating the actual budget for your kitchen remodel, you need to do your research. Look at the trends in designs and prices online, in magazines, tradeshows, and showrooms. Then narrow your list down to be realistic to match your budget.

It is crucial to be detailed while pricing. This allows suppliers and contractors to give you accurate estimates. Reserve an amount for unexpected issues, however it is okay to splurge in areas that are important to you ( such as an expensive countertop or backsplash).

 

HIRE THE RIGHT PROFESSIONAL


Find the right professional for your kitchen remodeling project can make the process more enjoyable and help keep it on time and on budget. Find a professional whose design aesthetic matches your own and more importantly, has the project skills and experience to build that design. Do your research via referrals, ratings and reviews. Find someone you are comfortable with and to whom you can effectively communicate. Meet with professionals in your home so you can assess how they work, take note of the questions they ask and who’s willing to give you some rough numbers. Bring detailed plans to your meeting so the contractor can provide you with a better estimate.