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A Guide to Renovating Your Kitchen So you’re all set to renovate your kitchen. Like many other homeowners out there, you may not know exactly where to start. Some look at appliances. Others collect beautiful kitchen photos for inspiration. Some decide they want to add room. Others just want give their current kitchen a facelift. Whatever is true to you, look into the following before proceeding: What You Need
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Look all around you for ideas – online, kitchen showrooms downtown, interior design magazines, etc. How many people will be using the room? Cut out or save photos of kitchens that caught your eye. Planning a Preliminary Budget
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As soon as you have a clear picture of what you want in mind, you can begin to plan your budget, depending on the scope of work. Budget and scope go hand in hand and typically change as you become more informed and able to reconcile your plans and your resources. Finding the Right Pros Even if you intend to pull a DIY on this project, you’re going to have to hire a professional at some point. Approach clerks at big box stores and showrooms and ask for referrals. Ask your friends, coworkers, and neighbors as well. If this is not possible for some reason, read online reviews and consumer websites. Schematic Design This is the time to plan the space, the layout, cabinet sizes, and so on. You also need determine what materials you will use, how much will be necessary, and the corresponding costs. It’s also a good idea to send out drawings to get estimates on finishes and fixtures. Design Development and Construction Documents Here, you finalize your design and get ready with your final details. This is also where your final permit set or Construction Drawings (CDs) will come into play. Getting Contractor Estimates If you still don’t have a licensed contractor working on your project, you obviously need to find one to carry the project through. At least 3 different contractor estimates will be great for comparison. Setting Schedules Put that schedule in order and plan on keeping things in storage, cleaning out the cabinets, and setting up a temporary kitchen if you intend to remain in the house during construction. Discuss logistics with your contractor in advance. Putting this all on the table before work begins can help you set fair expectations and make the entire project smoother and hassle-free. The Punch List At the end … or near end… of construction, there’s always that little list of things that must be done. A shrinking caulk line, a light switch plate that is nowhere to be found, etc. Sometimes, your contractor will have to make several visits to your home to get these items done once and for all. It’s all part of the equation.