June 11, 2015 by Caleb Haniquet
Did you know that out of all home improvement projects, homeowners spend more money on a kitchen remodel? The reason why so many people spend a considerable amount of money on kitchen remodels is that the kitchen is the hub of the home. Kitchens are more than just a place to make a meal; they are where families come together. Kitchen design speaks to our own personal style and creativity more than the design of any other room in the house. Here are some kitchen remodeling tips that are sure to guide you when designing the right kitchen for you and your family.
Take a long and hard look at your current kitchen: As painful as this might be for some homeowners, closely evaluating your current kitchen allows you to quickly identify what works well in terms of design and what no longer serves you. This is a great place to start when you are creating a plan for your kitchen remodel.
Plan for the unexpected: Even if you have planned down to the number of washers and bolts you will need for your kitchen remodel, expect the unexpected. General contractors often suggest building a little leeway into your kitchen remodel budget. Sometimes unforeseeable issues such as electrical or plumbing updates need to be addressed, or perhaps at the last minute you decide to spring for the light fixture that is slightly more expensive. The cushion in your kitchen remodel budget will help you keep the stress out of this exciting time.
Keep your kitchen’s original layout : Nothing will drive up the expense of your kitchen remodel faster than changing the location of plumbing pipes and electrical outlets. This is usually where unforeseen problems occur during a typical kitchen remodel. If possible, try to keep the major appliances and sink in the same general area in order to side step these electrical and plumbing money pits.
Choose quality over thrifty bargains: Quality and durability rank equally as important as practicality during a kitchen remodel. General contractors usually guide clients away from low-quality bargains, for the sake of being able to provide their customers with a kitchen that will stand up to daily household demands. For example, solid-surface countertops may cost a little more, but with the proper care, they will look great for many years to come.
Center Island Contracting has designed and installed countless kitchen remodels throughout the Long Island, New York area. Our general contractors cater to those desperately in need of a complete kitchen remodel overhaul, so that they can once again enjoy their homes. For more information and kitchen remodeling tips contact our general contractors at 631-465-9765.