Everyone has an ideal kitchen they picture themselves preparing meals in every day. You may be thinking it’s time you turn your kitchen fantasy into reality by starting a remodeling project for your home. Apart from choosing the right kitchen renovation companies to get the job done, you have to be aware of what you should do even before your remodeling project starts. Advantage Contracting shares some kitchen remodeling do’s and don’ts to help you out.
DO: Create a Plausible Layout With Your Kitchen Space
Your dream kitchen might have marble floorings and double cabinet storage cupboards with glass covers, but you might have children that can easily slip on marble tiles or a space that doesn’t have room for the cupboards you envisioned. Before talking to your contractor about the layout you want, think about what you need and what is plausible, as opposed to what you simply want.
DON’T: Overlook Your Budget
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the chic and fresh-looking pieces you can add to your kitchen remodeling project, but always keep your budget in mind when you choose materials and appliances. They should complete your kitchen while fitting in your realistic budget. Ask your kitchen remodeling contractor to give you options that would be within your spending capacity.
DO: Prepare a Contingency Plan
When doing a remodeling project, always prepare a contingency plan and budget. If the layout you wanted wouldn’t work out with the kitchen you have, it’s better to be ready with options instead of choosing materials on the spot.
Your kitchen renovation contractor cannot accurately predict sudden emergencies like plumbing leaks and mold infestation and those repairs could be costly to fix on a strict time period. A contingency budget of about 20% of the total amount of your original budget should be enough to cover extra costs.
DON’T: Neglect Your Lighting Fixtures
A well-lit kitchen is beautiful on its own, plus, it brings more life to the room when you prepare meals for your family. Plot out your lighting fixtures in places that will brighten up the room better.
From drastic changes to upgrading old fixtures, Advantage Contracting is the company for the job. We provide services like insulation, drywall, electrical work, kitchen remodeling and many more. We work with clients all over Wycoff, Wayne and Kinnelon, NJ. Contact us at (862) 292-0003 for a free consultation today.