Kitchen Remodeling with Less Stress
Remodeling your kitchen is a great start to improve the look, function, and resell value of your home but can feel overwhelming. Here are some helpful ways to make the remodeling process smoother.
Take your Time
If this is your first home project, it is best to allow for more time because kitchen remodels need to be thought out and done with care to avoid mistakes. When planning parts of the project, expect one more day for any finishing touches. An extra day makes for a less rushed process, which means less room for error in more time-consuming tasks like cabinetry or tiling.
It will be necessary to set up a temporary kitchen somewhere else as that space will be unusable during a remodel. For cooking, try simple meals that require less cleaning and can be cooked somewhere else, like your living or dining room, on a hotplate or in a microwave.
Try Before You Buy
Before starting a project, it’s essential to research what materials to use for your kitchen. Sometimes tiles in pictures can look and feel different until you physically see and touch it. Lighting and decor can influence how it will look in the home too. Taking samples from the home improvement store can help you decide how your kitchen should look and feel before you invest in the wrong tile.
Measuring your countertop twice or even three times may seem excessive until you are too far into the remodeling project, and the countertop won’t fit. Measure each space and fixture until you are sure that you have the exact measurements to buy and install properly. For the seamless look, your fridge should be the same depth as your counter for the best fit. Practicing caution will ensure quality results for your renovation.
Careful planning ahead of time is key to a stress-free remodeling project. Eliminating possible tensions and uncertainties before they arrive can help you enjoy the remodeling process. Also, occasionally taking a step back from the project will help you recoup and come back with even better ideas.