What everyone should know before remodeling a kitchen

What everyone should know before remodeling a kitchen

Having your kitchen gutted and remodeled comes with a considerable amount of stress, so it is no wonder that homeowners like to know what exactly to expect throughout the process.

It takes a lot of patience to go through such a long, and often messy home renovation project, so it is best to prepare yourself mentally.

While unforeseen events can occur anytime, here is what you might expect before, during, and after your remodel.

Before you jump into your kitchen remodel

If you really want your remodel to go seamlessly, there are many tasks to complete even before the actual work starts: you need to make big decisions about the layout of your new kitchen, the materials you are going to use, the contractor you are going to hire and  you will need to set a budget.

If you are working from home, you should think about the constant thumping and buzzing that comes with the renovation – you will probably have to relocate your office to the furthest point away from the kitchen.

You also must keep in mind that you will not be able to cook while your kitchen is under construction, which can take months depending on the size of the project.

You may have to eat out for weeks, temporarily move into a rental home, or find a helpful friend or family member who can offer you to use their kitchen.

Always be prepared for the unexpected

Always be prepared for the unexpected

In an ideal world, your contractor can tell you exactly how much time and money it will take to finish your remodel, and everything is completed as scheduled.

Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world, so you will need to be prepared for delays and possibly additional costs as well.

Bad weather conditions, out of stock materials and fixing water damage that’s uncovered only after gutting the kitchen can delay the completion of the remodel quite a bit, as well as increase the cost.

Keep these unfortunate situations in mind when you create a budget.

Another thing to expect during your remodel is dust… a lot of dust.

Try to close off the kitchen area from the rest of your house and cover hard-to-clean furniture to prevent dust from gathering where it really doesn’t belong.

Expect the whole property to be a bit of a mess throughout the process, but trust us when we say it’s all going to be worth it in the end.

What happens after the kitchen remodel is completed?

What happens after the kitchen remodel is completed?

After everything is put in place and cleaned up, you can finally sit back, relax and enjoy the great meals that you can now prepare for your family and friends.

We can guarantee that cooking in your new kitchen will be no longer a struggle, but a great pleasure.

If you’re planning to sell the property after the renovation is done, you may expect to get a better offer too!

If you have any questions about what to expect when working with Simple Living Kitchen & Bath, feel free to call us at (352) 240-6099!