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The Do’s and Dont’s of Remodeling a Kitchen

The Do’s and Dont’s of Remodeling a Kitchen


The Do’s and Dont’s of Remodeling a Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is a great way to increase the resale value of your home. It can also be a fun way to freshen up your forever home! Whatever the reason for remodeling may be following these do’s and don'ts will help you avoid any unnecessary time, costs and headaches.


DO: Consider your budget

Do consider your budget, by looking into the types of cabinets that are available you can understand the price point you are working with, Ready to Assemble cabinets will be at a lower price point than others because they are stock cabinets. These are usually limited in color and style but work well with low budget projects. Keep in mind sometimes going with a lower end cabinet line can often be a plus, this allows you to add more features to your kitchen while staying under budget. Custom cabinets are the most expensive option and often have more versatility and spec options. 

The Do’s and Dont’s of Remodeling a Kitchen

DO: Maximize Space

Do maximize your space, by looking at what you have on top of your counters can help you in determining how much space you need to accommodate for. This will help you understand the of amount of space you will need.The less you store on your counter top is more space you have to work with while cooking.


Dont: Choose just for Popularity

Don't choose it just because of the popularity, some trend are short term, determining the fads that will stay can be a difficult thing to do. Having bright colors and crazy flooring might be the trend now but think about the return on investment. Styles change constantly, having a designer who studies the trends will help you in determining the best route to take.

The Do’s and Dont’s of Remodeling a Kitchen


Do: Your Research

Do your research, when you are interested in starting the remodeling process you first need to consider multiple points of view to help save you time and money in the long run. Consider your ideal layout, the functionality you would like to achieve. Things to take into consideration when doing research is to trust your taste. The kitchen should complement the rest of your home, so choose what you love. Other things you need to look into is whether you would like to purchase cabinets online or go to a dealer.


Dont: Have Tunnel Vision

Dont have tunnel vision, although the cabinets and flooring are key focal points in a kitchen. You should be focusing on the big picture, consider your space as a multi-layered room with many important features. Consider lighting, the sink, back splash and other important features to help tie your space together making it more of a lovable space.


Do: Trust the Expert

Trust the expert, they are here for you to utilize their expertise on trends, styles and functionality of your space. Let them help with designing the kitchen by letting them know your style, a professional designer can help find a solution in your designing concepts that you may not have thought of.


Dont: Over Think the Process

Change your mind repeatedly, trust your instincts when you work with a professional kitchen designer, they will help create your space that is functional and beautiful in the end. The majority of the time the first color you like is the one you will come back to. All details of your project will be verified before any of your items are ordered. By changing your mind multiple times you can cause delays and setback with your project. This will only bring frustration to everyone involved. There shouldn't be any need to second guess yourself. Changing your mind repeatedly can also create tension between you and your installers.


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  • Dakotah Herman