A kitchen remodel is a significant update that you can give your home. A simple renovation in this fabulous space can transform your house and make it truly special. However, when it comes to doing the kitchen remodel, most of us tend to focus on the final results rather than planning ahead.
In the words of Napoleon Hill, “an hour of planning can save you three hours of execution.” Therefore, when it comes to doing a kitchen overhaul, you should spend more time planning than doing the actual renovation. If you come up with an excellent plan, the inconveniences you’re likely to experience when doing the real work will be minimized.
Why Planning is Critical
It Gives You Time to Visualize How You Want Your Kitchen to Look Like
When you create a good plan, you get enough time to create a clear picture in mind of how you would like your kitchen to look like. This includes everything from appliances and cabinets to flooring and other finishes. You can research kitchen designs and ideas from various sources, including books, magazines, and remodeling websites. You can also check out relevant websites for kitchen layouts ideas, and styles.
With a plan in hand, you can now consult a home improvement contractor for fittings and appliances. You will also have enough time to get the relevant professionals to help you come up with excellent design options when it comes to cabinetry, flooring, appliances, layout finishes, and fittings.
You Get To Set a Budget That You Can Stick to
Planning gives you ample time to come up with a comprehensive budget. If you are hasty when making a kitchen remodeling plan, you may miss out on some essentials that can add to your overall budget later. However, if you take your time, you will figure out with conviction how much you’ll be willing to spend on this project. By determining the most critical fixtures, appliances, and materials you need, you come up with a sound budget that you can manage to stick to until the end of the project.
When you create a budget without looking at the overall plan, you may underestimate or overlook some things, which can later increase the cost. A plan will ensure that you are aware of the costs and expenses beforehand, thereby ensure that you don’t overspend or find the project hard to finance when you’re halfway.
A Plan Allows You to Source Quality Materials and Appliances
A well thought out plan gives you ample time to shop around and get high-quality materials and appliances. Whether it is buying more energy-efficient light fixtures, top-quality kitchen faucets, or sturdy cabinet door handles, you’ll need a plan to get the best deals. Depending on your budget, you will also get to decide whether you can update your kitchen with new appliances such as dishwasher, toaster, refrigerator and blender, microwave, or blender. However, the devices you choose should match your kitchen theme and décor.
Planning Helps You Blend Aesthetics and Practicality
When it comes to kitchen renovation, the function of every accessory is as crucial as its aesthetic quality. A plan helps you balance aesthetics and functionality by allowing you to put personal style on display and still respect the core aspects, such as leaving ample spaces. For example, to get extra counter space, you can add or enlarge the island, bring in a counter bump-out, or a foldaway cart.
However, one critical thing that you need to remember is that the more time you spend planning during preconstruction, the higher it will pay dividends when the project is complete. Planning ahead helps you stay on budget and complete your kitchen remodel without facing many challenges.
For help with your remodeling project, book an appointment with Karin Ross Designs today!