Remodeling your kitchen is a great way to enhance its appeal and improve its efficiency. When you decide to finally renovate your kitchen, there are some do’s and don’ts to consider to help avoid delays and ensure satisfactory results. Legacy Design Build Remodeling, the kitchen remodeling expert, shares more:
Do Consider its Purpose
Will the kitchen be used for extravagant dinner parties or will it be for cozy family dinners? Do you need top-of-the-line appliances or do you rarely cook? These details can help your contractor determine the best layout for your kitchen to maximize its functionality and efficiency. You should also consider the level of activity in your kitchen. If you have an active family with small children, we recommend investing in durable, low-maintenance materials that can withstand everyday wear and tear.
Don’t Skip the Technical Aspect
When visualizing your new floor plan, it’s important to remember the essential features in your kitchen, such as the sink and electrical outlets. Rather than focus on the decorative aspects, you should first determine the best location for these elements. Their functionality will then guide the layout of the room. A professional remodeling contractor can help you in this step, as you’ll also have to consider the position of plumbing and electrical lines.
Do Budget for Emergencies
Regardless of how prepared you are for a remodel, unforeseen costs can always come up and wreck your plans. To keep your budget and schedule in check, we recommend budgeting at least 20% more in additional expenses to cover any emergency costs.
Don’t Rush Planning
For major projects like kitchen and bathroom remodeling, it can be exciting to move to the construction phase immediately and see the changes you want. Rushing blindly into a project, however, can lead to wasted time, labor and materials. Take time to visualize your entire project, from design to functionality. With every angle of your project carefully planned, you are less likely to change your mind later.
Turn to Legacy Design Build Remodeling for quality remodeling services. Call us at (480) 372-5001 to learn more about our services. We serve Mesa, Phoenix and nearby AZ areas.