Here’s A Life Saving Checklist For Your Next Kitchen Renovation Project

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Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It is place where many homeowners spend a considerable amount of time. If your kitchen area is inclusive of a dining area as well, then that is place where the entire family sits together and has meals. But a place that is so warm and comfortable for you and your family can become a living nightmare when your kitchen is being renovated.

None of us like the idea of living in the same home where there is repair work or renovation going on. But if you are forced to do that then here is a kitchen renovation checklist that can help you sail through your ordeal with ease.

The Timelines

Yes, you ought to have timelines for your entire kitchen renovation project. Afterall you don’t want to be surviving on pizza and the makeshift kitchen you have set up for coffee and snacks. Plus, prolonging the process of renovation will only add cost and unnecessary stress in your life.

While you go about setting up timelines, make sure you have realistic milestones. Have a word with your contractor as and when you go about setting timelines for the kitchen renovation project.

The Budget (with the Upper and Lower Limit)

This is one of the most important aspects of your kitchen renovation checklist. Set up a budget for the entire remodeling work you plan to undertake. First figure out what all you want to change in your kitchen and accordingly calculate how much you are willing to spend on the renovation work.

But you must be aware that sticking to a budget is never easy. Unforeseen events, sudden expenses or change of plans all contribute to a rise in your total estimated expenses. So it makes sense to establish a budget range with an upper and lower limit. This gives you a buffer for your budget and also (realistically) forces you and the contractor to stay on track with the expenses.

The Right Renovation Contractor

Getting the right renovation contractor on board is key to achieving satisfying results. This goes without saying. But how do you know whether the home renovation contractor you choose will be the best one for your home? To begin with, you should take quotes from various home builders before you finalize on one. Then do a background check on each of them and learn more about their past work reviews and previous project customer experiences. Also, you can ask them questions to get clarity on their expertise.

Kitchen Layout and Appliances

The two major reasons why people renovate their kitchen is to either improve its use or to sell it. Regardless of the reason, it is important to pay attention to the layout of the kitchen. You can choose to come up with your own kitchen layout (size of workspace, work triangle, electrical outlets) or get your contractor to do it. Ideally, your kitchen layout should feature in the top 3 things of your kitchen renovation checklist.

Lastly, your kitchen is incomplete without the basic kitchen appliances such as the refrigerator, induction cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, etc.

These 5 things are of prime importance for your kitchen renovation. Do you have any other things you’d want to add to this list? Let us know in the comments section below.

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