The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. This is because we spend so much time in this specific room. Memories are made, families become closer together and they grow and develop all because of things that take place within the kitchen.
Unfortunately, not everyone has a kitchen that works with the functionality of the family that lives their. This is one of the reasons that kitchen remodels are one of the most popular remodels to undertake.
If you are preparing for a kitchen remodeling project, you are probably going through lots of different emotions. More than likely, you are excited about finally getting the kitchen that works best with your family, but are also nervous about the process itself. While it’s true that remodeling your kitchen can be stressful, we have developed some tips to help make it as stress free as possible.
Think about Traffic
When you begin designing your kitchen, start by thinking about the flow of your traffic. This is one of the common complaints among homeowners. Things are simply not located in a position that is functional to complete work in the kitchen. For example, your kitchen sink may look beautiful under the window, but if it is a long way from your dishwasher, you will quickly become discouraged by the view.
To help fight these situations, take a look at what you can do to minimize the amount of movement you must make around your kitchen. Group things together that work well together and that will help make cooking in the kitchen more relaxing. Having a great design and space plan to start with is one of the best ways to have a stress-free remodel.
Don’t Stay in the Home
While it is difficult, staying somewhere else while construction is underway for your kitchen remodeling project is always the best option. This can help make the progress go much smoother and you will not need to worry about trying to live among the debris, tools and supplies that will quickly take over your kitchen and adjacent rooms.
If you are not able to do this, make sure you make alternate plans for dinner. If possible, close up your kitchen during the time it is being remodeled so you can keep others in the home away from the room. Plan ahead and develop a quick meal strategy while your kitchen remodel contractor is plugging away on the project. In the end, this can keep you stress free and safe at the same time because you won’t be in danger of becoming injured from the equipment left behind by the remodel crew.
Rely on your Contractor
One mistake many make when they are going through a remodel is the desire to purchase their own supplies. Many homeowners believe that they will actually be able to find a better deal on supplies when they purchase them on their own.
However, there are some things to consider. For starters, your contractor will actually have connections that you will not have access to. This could allow your contractor to find better deals on the same products you are finding on your own.
In addition to this, if you make purchases and then find something is damaged or missing, you will then need to make the journey to the store to replace the item. Many homeowners do not have the ability to do this right away, so this could cause delays. However, your contractor will be able to replace items much faster than you, and will do so when they purchase the products for you.
Naturally, choosing the specific items you wish to use in your kitchen is something you will need to do. However, instead of purchasing it for yourself, instruct your contractor regarding the specific items you want to be used in your kitchen. Design/Build Kitchen Remodeling is a good approach to home remodeling; you work closely with the Contractors’ Design Team to select all of the materials before the construction of the project begins.
Finally, make sure you choose a team that will keep you on schedule and complete the work correctly the first time. To learn more about how we make home remodeling an enjoyable process, contact us today.