The Kitchen Planning Guide
Kitchens remain the most popular room in the house to renovate. It’s a big job, both in terms of cost and project scale. So before you hire a contractor and start bashing down walls, there are some important things to consider and prepare: namely, setting a budget, determining what you want, and planning how it will all fit.
We’ll help you get the kitchen or bath you’ve always wanted at a price you can afford. These planning guides are filled with our advice and tips, to remodeling smarter and getting the best kitchen or bath—for less.
Set your Budget
Be realistic about the cost. Large renovation projects often end up taking more time and money than you plan for, so it’s a good idea to allow for 10% overage within your max budget to ensure there are the funds if your project goes over expectations.
No renovation adds as much equity to your home or is likely to be enjoyed more than the kitchen. Always buy the best quality materials you can afford. You want to have high quality, functional, and long lasting items for both your use and potential resale value.
Meet with a professional Kitchen Designer
Designing a kitchen involves determining a layout; working through plumbing, heating and electrical configurations, choosing materials, and so much more. A professional kitchen designer can ensure the Kitchen of Your Dreams by asking the necessary questions for a functional and ideal design for your family.
Whether designing your dream kitchen from scratch or revamping an existing one, the best-laid plans start with proper measurements. We will get precise measurements during the design process with an in-home visit, but use this grid to get some basic measurements for us to start the kitchen conversation. Don’t forget to include any openings like doors and windows on your drawing! Visit capitolkitchensandbaths.com for helpful hints on measuring from our design team.
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