Steps to Planning Your Kitchen Remodel
Inspiration – whether it be from reality TV shows about flipping homes or a carefully curated social media feed – is often the starting point for homeowners considering a kitchen remodel. But, how do you turn these design ideas into a reality? The challenge of recreating an inspiring design within the confines of the homeowner’s space is often a stumbling block. Consider the scope and materials that will fit within your budget and space when searching for inspiration.
Your kitchen remodel budget will depend on your unique scope and materials selections. With so many possibilities, there is no real “average cost” of a kitchen remodel. Rather, you can manage your costs by understanding the percent of your budget that should go into each element and how your unique home, the amount of labor needed, and the grade of materials you choose will impact the final number. However, even the most well-planned remodels can run into unexpected costs, so it’s important to set aside some of your budget for unforeseen issues or changes you want to make during the process.
3. Choosing a Remodeler
With the number of contractors out there, it can be daunting to narrow down the list to trusted professionals. Just because someone offered an attractive quote doesn’t mean you’ll get the kitchen remodel you’ve been promised. We recommend that you make sure the contractor is licensed, check with the Better Business Bureau website to see their status, and read previous customer reviews.
Homeowners often begin a kitchen remodel with great inspiration about what they want in their space, but working with a professional designer is what turns these ideas into a reality. At Brothers, we have expert in-house designers that help homeowners choose the best materials and finishes to suit both their design ideas and budget.
Timing can be estimated based on your contractor’s schedule. Most contractors need 8 weeks to finish a kitchen remodel, splitting their time between your project and others. Brothers typically completes a kitchen remodel in 4 weeks by using a team dedicated solely to your home.
Most Common Design Challenges During Kitchen Remodels
Once you have considered price and timeline, you can tackle common design challenges that often become obstacles when turning inspiration into reality.