Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so it’s important that it fits with your lifestyle and your design preferences.
But what if you don’t love it? Don’t worry, you can still transform a cringe-worthy kitchen into the cooking space of your dreams with an expert kitchen renovation. Here are some tips from Team Contractors’ local kitchen remodeling contractors in Morris County on how to do it successfully.
1. Start with an understanding of what your kitchen needs
In most homes, the kitchen is the busiest place in the whole house. It’s where you cook and eat your meals with your family, entertain your guests, and if you have school-age kids, it might be where they do their homework too.
Knowing how you use your space is important to understand the kind of changes you want to make during your renovation. If you’re a fan of entertaining, this may mean you need more counter space for everyone's dishes and extra seating for your guests. If you’re an avid home cook, on the other hand, you may want to set aside some money for the latest in kitchen appliances.
2. Create a plan and budget for your remodel
Once you know what changes you want to make, you can begin your planning. A typical kitchen renovation takes about six months to complete, but just in case, plan for delays in your timeline as well.
You’ll also want to design your budget around what you can realistically achieve with your kitchen. Aim to save about 10% of your budget for any unexpected costs that come up (and they will come up) as you work through your renovation.
3. Keep the “bones” of your kitchen intact
If you want to save money where you can, keep the general layout of your kitchen the same.
This means not moving the position of your sink, fridge, range, and walls. Totally renovating your kitchen will take up a lot of time and money, especially when utilities are involved. Ripping out your plumbing and starting anew can be more of a headache than it’s worth, and you increase the chances of running into problems as you sort these things out with your contractor.
4. Invest in quality materials
Because you use your kitchen so often, you do yourself a disservice when you go cheap on things like cupboards, appliances, and countertops.
You want these things to last as long as possible, so don’t be afraid to shell out more for the good stuff. And when you skimp on these aspects, you may discover that you’ll have to spend more to fix them down the road.
Plus, if you plan on moving in the near future, these renovations often add value to your home as well — all the more reason to take the plunge.
Get started on your kitchen renovation today
Our team of local kitchen remodeling contractors don’t just renovate kitchens — we also do bathroom remodels, solar panel installations, and pre-sale repairs.
And if you can’t afford the pre-sale repairs on your home, we’ll buy it from you and take care of the renovations ourselves.
So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Team Contractors today. Fill out the form on our website and receive your free quote. Otherwise, if you have any questions or concerns, email email@example.com or call (973) 453-2537.