Organize Your Kitchen Remodeling Project into Stages for Success and Sanity
Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, a home remodeling project doesn't have to happen all at once. Breaking your home remodeling project into stages can help ensure the renovation is successful and can also save your sanity along the way.
Start Your Project the Right Way with Research
Researching your home renovation is an important first step. What are the current trends for kitchen remodeling projects like yours?
Especially in today's economy, homeowners are choosing affordability over luxury by opting for contemporary designs at accessible prices. Another trend is mixing natural materials, like wood and stone, with existing elements in your home. Familiarize yourself with all the ways you can save cost and maximize your remodeling project.
The Art of Remodeling in Stages
Everyone's heard of remodeling projects that drag on for years. If you strategically plan your remodel in stages, though, you can avoid a lot of the headache, not to mention the extra expense.
Staging a Kitchen Remodel
With a kitchen remodel, for instance, divide up the project into the following steps: cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring. This top-down approach can preserve the functionality of your kitchen along the way and help you manage cost more effectively.
You can also stage your kitchen remodel based on need. If your countertops are in good working order, but your cabinets need refacing or replacement, start there and let the rest wait. If your floors are still functional, but your stovetop and oven are in dire need of replacement, let the floors lie. Giving yourself a few months between remodeling stages can let you relax (and your budget recover) between remodeling elements.
As with all remodeling projects, consulting a contractor is the best way to organize stages.
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Home Addition Plus, How to Plan for a Kitchen Remodel or Kitchen Renovation Project
HomeownerNet, Planning a Home Remodeling Project
Kat Construction, Planning a Bathroom Remodel?
Renovators Place, What to Expect in Each Kitchen Remodeling Stage
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