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The Path To Finding Better Improvements

Written on June 11, 2017   By   in Real Estate

A Guide to Your Kitchen Remodeling Project So you’re all set to renovate your kitchen. As many other homeowners out there, you may not know just where to start or how. Some check out appliances. Others collect photos of beautiful kitchens. Some decide they want to add room. Others simply want an upgrade in their current kitchen’s look. In any case, consider the following before you proceed: What You Need
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Look for ideas everywhere – the Internet, your down kitchen showroom, magazines, etc. How many people are expected to use the room? Look for pictures of kitchens you like and cut them out or save them. Preliminary Budget Planning
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With a clear picture of the scope of work in mind, it’s time to start planning your budget. Budget and scope go hand in hand and generally change as you learn more about the process and begin to understand the limits of your resources. Finding the Right Pros Even if you intend to pull a DIY on this project, you’re going to have to hire a professional at some point. Check out showrooms and big box stores and ask the clerk for referrals. Ask your friends and relatives, coworkers and neighbors too. Otherwise, scan online review websites and the like. Schematic Design This is the time to plan the space, the layout, cabinet sizes, and so on. You also have to decide on materials to be used, the amount of such materials necessary, and their costs. You may also want to send out drawings as you try get estimates on fixtures and finishes. Design Development and Construction Documents This phase is for the finalization of your design and preparation of the final details. Also, your final permit set or Construction Drawings (CDs) come into play at this time. Getting Contractor Estimates If you still don’t have a licensed contractor working on your project, you obviously need to find one to carry the project through. At least 3 different contractor estimates will be great for comparison. Setting Schedules Put that schedule in order and plan on keeping things in storage, cleaning out the cabinets, and setting up a temporary kitchen if you intend to remain in the house during construction. Logistics must be discussed ahead of time with your contractor. When all of these are laid out on the table before the work starts, you can set fair expectations and make the whole project run smoothly. The Punch List At the end … or near end… of construction, there’s always that little list of things that must be done. A caulk line that has shrunk and moved away from the wall, a light switch plate that couldn’t be found, etc. Sometimes, your contractor will have to make several visits to your home to get these items done once and for all. It’s all part of the equation.