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Budget and Design Tips for a Successful Kitchen Remodel
Remodeled Kitchen

Embarking on a kitchen remodel can be an exciting journey that significantly enhances your home’s aesthetics, functionality, and value. With careful planning and the right expertise, your kitchen remodel can transform your daily living space into a dream kitchen that meets your every need. However, without proper consideration of essential factors, this process can become overwhelming. 

In this blog post, we will discuss budget and design tips for a successful kitchen remodel…

Understanding the Scope of Your Kitchen Remodel

The first step to a successful kitchen remodel is to outline the project’s boundaries. Are you envisioning a simple refresh of paint and hardware, or are you contemplating tearing down walls for a complete renovation? Assessing the project’s scope is not just about the aesthetic updates but also understanding the structural, electrical, and plumbing changes that might be required. 

This evaluation is key to creating a roadmap for your project and will help you budget, quote, and identify areas where professional help and advice are needed. It’s this initial step of scope definition that lays the groundwork for a well-organized and goal-oriented remodeling process, ensuring that your vision for a dream kitchen starts on solid footing.

Setting a Realistic Budget

Remodels for your kitchen can start in the mid-$30,000 range at a minimum, and go up from there depending on materials, cost of appliances, installers/handyman help, etc. What you don’t want to do is find yourself in the middle of a renovation, running out of money. That’s why a detailed budget before you get started is necessary!

Do research beforehand on the type of cabinetry, tile, plumbing, lighting, etc. will all factor into your labor costs, and contractors will be able to estimate the cost best once you have a design fleshed out. It’s easy to miss things like lighting or hardware when you’re looking at big-ticket items, so make a checklist of everything you’ll need to purchase or replace. When hiring a pro for a remodel, make sure that they clearly understand the goals for your new kitchen. This will eliminate a lot of back-and-forth headaches.

Experts also suggest including an additional buffer of 10-20% beyond your initial estimate to cushion any unexpected costs that may come up. 

Prioritizing Functionality in Your Design

Even though your remodel may be inspired by pictures of your dream kitchen on Pinterest, it’s important to keep the functionality of your space at the forefront of your mind during the planning and designing process. Look through what storage needs you have, what kind of cooking you do, and how your kitchen can flow the smoothest for your lifestyle. These things are personal and there is no one-size-fits-all. 

Here are a few design tips we recommend:

  • Place the dishes and glasses in a cabinet near the dishwasher
  • Place the trash and dishwasher near the sink
  • Include prep space between the range and fridge
  • Include pantry storage next to the fridge if possible
  • Include pullout storage behind base cabinet doors
  • Include a few tall, narrow storage cabinets for cookie sheets and cooling racks
  • Place lighting so it lights up your workplaces
  • Consider lighting under your cabinets

The Importance of Hiring Experienced Professionals

Hiring a professional is one of the best ways to ensure you get the kitchen of your dreams within your budget. Experienced professionals, like our team at Ink’s Installations, are equipped with the knowledge to be sure your home remodel is performed safely, efficiently, and correctly. 

In addition, our team will help you define and design your dream kitchen based on these 10 key considerations: 

  1. Budget
  2. Layout
  3. Flooring
  4. Appliances
  5. Lighting
  6. Cabinets
  7. Countertops
  8. Fixtures
  9. Electrical
  10. Ventilation

Your dream kitchen may have physical limitations that only a professional can identify, so having one of our team members involved from the beginning can help identify potential problems and help you nix certain ideas that may not work for your home. They will save you a lot of time, lessen your workload, and ensure the overall success of your kitchen renovations.  

Expert Kitchen Services

Our expert kitchen services include full kitchen remodels, kitchen repairs, or specialty projects.  We offer high-quality cabinets, countertops, and appliances and a full-service team of designers and installers who will work closely with you to be sure your remodel is done exactly how you envision it and on time.

We can help design the layouts that fit your functionality, and we offer unique products and cabinets (Kraft Maid), countertops (Cambria), and flooring. We are a direct distributor of LVP, engineered hardwood, and solid hardwood, and for ceramic and tile needs we work with ProSource. For other things like handles and knobs, we partner with Top Knobs, and for appliances, we get through Don’s Appliances.

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