Are You a Savvy Homeowner Planning a Kitchen Remodel? Don’t Start Until You Read These Tips

Male Contractor Hands Framing Completed Section of Custom Kitchen Design Drawing.

If you own a home and are not in love with your kitchen, there is good news: you have the option to remodel your kitchen. Of course, for some, this sounds too expensive and difficult to overcome. At Cabinet Magic, we understand that. This is why we offer affordable options like cabinet refacing. Continue reading to learn some of our best tips on how to easily manage your kitchen remodel, and then call us at 800-570-4194 with questions or for a quote.

You Cannot Skip the Planning Phase

Of course, everyone is going to take some amount of time planning their kitchen remodel. It is unlikely someone would just grab a hammer and start blinding remodeling, yet many people do not spend enough time planning. In truth, it should take much longer to plan the remodel than it does to complete the actual construction part. Not only does this reduce the chance of costly mistakes and going over budget, but it helps the construction portion go quicker and more efficiently.

Take a Close Look At Your Existing Kitchen

It is common for a homeowner to focus entirely on what they want their kitchen to look like. This can be a mistake. The best place to start is to carefully study your kitchen. What is working? What is not working? What would you change if you could only change one thing? Think about how traffic patterns work in your kitchen now and whether you want them to stay the same or change.

Accept That Something Surprising Is Likely to Arrive

While planning is important and can help prevent the common issues that lead to going over budget, there is no way to predict with 100% certainty exactly what will happen during a remodel. This is why you should always plan for a little leeway. For example, if it is important to you to have the remodel completed by a certain event or date, set the deadline a week or two before that to leave room for issues that might arise.

Make Choices About Materials and Accessories Before Getting a Bid

One common mistake people make is to not choose the specific materials or accessories they are going to use. Instead, they get an idea of what they are likely to spend and budget for that amount when getting a bid. The problem with this is that they then often end up choosing materials or accessories that are much more expensive than they had budgeted for. To avoid this, include the actual products you will be using when submitting your bid.

At Cabinet Magic we are ready to help you find the best cost-effective way to get your dream kitchen. Call us now at 800-570-4194 to begin.