Top 5 Kitchen Remodeling Questions
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The kitchen… the place where everyone gathers for food, for laughter, for fun! And you’re wanting to give it a makeover to make these gatherings even more enjoyable. After all, as a good host you want your guests to enjoy themselves! So lets take a look at the top 5 questions you should start asking yourself before beginning your newest home project.
1. ARE YOU MOVING OR LIVING?
If you are living, design with your personal tastes in mind. Don’t worry about what will be in style in the next 10 years because everything changes! This kitchen is what you will be seeing– and using– every single day.
If you’re newly listing your home, how much are you willing to spend on kitchen renovation? Consult with your realestate agent for their input on the best, most affordable, route to take.
2. WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET?
This is the million dollar question a contractor will ask for any kitchen remodeling project. You must know your budget before embarking on this months long endavor. Yes. We said months. Setting a budget helps you and your contractor know where to start searching for materials. A $10,000 kitchen remodel will be vastly different in terms of materials than a $100,000 remodel. This will help save you time in the long run!
3. WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
Don’t compromise your homes natural beauty for the sake of the latest style. Your kitchen style needs to flow with the rest of the home, not stick out like a sore thumb. This will be important come resale time too.
4. HAVE YOU RESEARCHED YOUR CONTRACTOR?
Knowing your contractor can save you time and money. Look for their website, see the work they’ve previously done, and check to see if they have awards, certificaitons or any other documentation to back up their work. Know who you are hiring, because it can become a complete disaster if you do not. On our website, we have a list of recommended contractors for you to reach out to.
5. IS YOUR KITCHEN TOO TRENDY?
Stainless steel, open shelving units, touch and motion sensored sinks are all the rage right now. Ask yourself though, is it realistic? Don’t be swept away by fads, understand and closely examine what you will be investing in for your home.
We hope that these Q & A’s will help you on your next kitchen remodeling project! Don’t forget to send us a photo, or tag us on Instagram and Facebook @TartLumber!