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  • Writer's pictureRochelle Mella

Quick Basic Kitchen Remodel Tips









Coming up with a Kitchen remodel plan is a challenge I love...here are some tips I use with my clients to help make the job easier.


Compile a list of what pros & cons in your present kitchen. From that list create what you want, like pot drawers or a second prep sink etc. For style and placement explore Houzz, HGTV or Pinterest and save ideas to a WORD Doc or Idea Book so you can easily share and edit it.


Next:

-make a basic floor plan idea with cabinet sizes etc. Note: you can do this with help from some semi-custom vendors like Pro Source or Home Depo.

-get a contractor for demo & prep, plumbing & electrical & cabinet placement (if buying semi-custom/prefab they can have own installers)

- decide on cabinet finishes, cabinet style, lighting, appliances, colors, countertops, back splash, tile, flooring, sink(s), faucet(s) and hardware

-purchase cabinets (contractor or designer can recommend vendors)


Some Specifics

For cabinets-.custom have more options for dimensions and finishes. Semi-custom allow you to choose from a pool of smaller options for dimensions and finishes but they can be great along with being more budget and lead time friendly. Note that you will need to have your cabinets installed before you can have the counters templated (measuring for counter tops). Once measured it can be up to 4 weeks for installation of the countertop material.


Appliances need to be picked out as you will need the sizes for the final cabinet layout. And note that these days getting what you want may have a longer lead time. Get them ordered if you can and storing them in your garage can be a good idea, just remember the warranty starts as soon as they are delivered.


Important to have collaborative relationships between cabinet vendor/maker and contractor(s) & you. You might consider hiring a designer to help ensure a functional and stylish kitchen :)


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