If numbers posted by Consumer Voice are to be believed, a kitchen remodel is one of the most common home improvement projects. That being said, most people don’t know the first thing about kitchen remodels and end up spending thousands of dollars on products they don’t even need!
If you find yourself in the same boat, here are the three most important factors you need to consider before investing in a kitchen remodel.
By far, the most important thing you need to pay attention to, is your budget. It will dictate every other aspect of the kitchen remodel. So before you start picking your favorite designs and kitchen counters, you need to sit down, and draft a budget. Be objective. Don’t overspend if you can’t afford to!
Your budget will also dictate whether you get a major or minor kitchen remodel. While the number varies on the nature of the job, the Cost vs. Value Report of 2016 estimates that a major kitchen remodel will set you back $60,000, while a minor will cost you $20,000 (on average). So, before you even get in touch with your contractor, analyze your funds and come up with a practical budget!
Don’t Compromise On Functionality:
No matter how much you decide to spend on your kitchen remodel, you should NEVER compromise on functionality!
After all, what good’s a fancy looking kitchen remodel if it takes you a long time just to find the utensils and silverware? In other words, you need to make sure that the more commonly used items such as knives and pans are not only visible but are also easily accessible so that it doesn’t take you hours just to make an omelet!
Therefore, when you tell your contactor that you want a kitchen remodel, emphasize the fact that you demand functionality. We feel that if you underline the importance of functionality to you before the contactor, you will be much more satisfied by the final product!
Make Sure That The Styles Don’t Clash:
The final bit of advice that we have for you is regarding the style of the kitchen. Doesn’t matter if you get a minor or a major kitchen remodel just make sure that it doesn’t stylistically clash with the overall theme of the house! You want your new kitchen to either complement, or contrast the rest of the house, not stick out like a sore thumb!
For example, if your house has a minimalistic design, opting for a conventional kitchen style will ruin the aesthetics of your house, and vice versa. Thus, pay very close attention to the overall theme of your house before you invest thousands of dollars on a kitchen remodel!
We believe these three bits of advice will massively help you out going forward. If you’re looking for reliable and affordable kitchen remodeling contractor in Los Angeles County, we at BSD Construction would love to help! With years of experience in the business, we are more than well equipped to handle any and all remodeling projects.