A good checklist is a blueprint or a guide of who, what, when, where and the why’s. You don’t need to know every step but putting together an outline will help alleviate headaches or stress during your kitchen remodel.
Make sure to have an accommodating schedule and to get to know the sales estimator who is bidding the project. His general insight will be vital because 9 times out of 10 he has put together a similar floor plan for another family. He will be able to get your vision and make your dream kitchen a reality. Everything should be mapped out cabinet door styles, molding, trim, styles, colors, appliances, granite countertops, flooring, and backsplashes.
1. Plan and Strategize
An essential piece is to start off on the right foot with a thought out plan and overall timeline. The planning stage is to create a solid foundation. A solid plan will have to compromise with the unexpected as well.
2. When should I remodel? What’s the best time of year?
When you choose to start your kitchen remodeling project time of the year will have to be a consideration. Not being able to use the kitchen could increase your eating out budget during the time of your remodel. If tradition has you hosting Christmas dinner, you must also consider that. It is always good to plan this out 3 months prior to your next event.
3. Your overall space
A kitchen remodel will take a few months to complete. You will have to allow for the time of approval with city permits for certain inspections. This will take effective communication with the lead contractor just in case architectural changes are made to utilities or appliances are moved.
4. Having a temporary kitchen & Ordering Products
The microwave will be your best friend or you can use your grill if of course, it is summer.
You’ll also want have access to your dishwasher so stock up on paper cups, towels, and utensils. Finally, you might get discouraged with certain materials come late due to a product delay. Ordering all of your materials upfront will expedite the kitchen remodeling process.