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What You Need to Know Before Starting a Kitchen Remodeling Project

What You Need to Know Before Starting a Kitchen Remodeling Project Tuesday, May 29, 2018

One of the biggest projects that can be done to a home is remodeling the kitchen. Most people in the Plant City, Lakeland, and Winter Haven area are looking for modern cabinets, upgraded countertops, hardware, and appliances, as well as open floor plans that allow for a high-functioning space.

Before you start watching HGTV and pinning your favorite house projects for inspiration, follow some professional tips that can help you come out on top with your renovations.

Your budget should allow for a kitchen design that's cohesive with your home.

Your renovations should be on a budget of no more than 15% of your home's value. When your remodeling starts climbing higher in price, you lose the value that your new kitchen should be adding to your home.

A great example budget breakdown when allocating funds for your project goes as follows:

  • 30% on cabinets
  • 14% for appliances
  • 10% towards countertops
  • 5% for lighting
  • 4% towards plumbing fixtures
  • 2-3% set aside for paint
  • 1-2% for your tile selection
  • 35% should be for construction costs (windows, flooring, labor, designer)

Your budget will fluctuate depending on if you are, or are not, splurging on appliances, or if you decide to refinish your cabinets vs. purchasing new ones. Ultimately, you want a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Consider Hiring a Professional Designer

If you want to really hit a home-run with the look of your kitchen, a designer may be the best way to go! Allocating about 3-10% of your budget to hire a skilled professional could be worth every penny for your new kitchen. Our professional designers know the most common design trends requested by residents in the Plant City, Lakeland, and Winter Haven region of Florida, and are experienced in renovation work, offer solid advice, and provide design assistance that work.

Are You Moving Soon? Concentrate on the Cosmetics!

Do not pour a ton of money into a home that you are planning to say goodbye to in the next few years. Instead, take a more conservative approach and simply upgrade the cosmetics of the space.

Make the kitchen appealing to potential homebuyers! Find out what home seekers are looking for and create a space that speaks to the public's taste.

Great options for budget upgrades include repainting cabinets, installing fresh cabinet hardware, putting in new lighting fixtures, and adding a fresh coat of paint for the walls.

Make Rational and Functional Decisions for Your Home!

Take time to narrow down the big things that are must-haves in your home. Anything original in the kitchen that you love, keep it, refinish it, and make it your own. Do research and consider your budget.

You should not tackle remodeling your kitchen alone. Call (863) 647-1800 and talk to our professionals about our kitchen remodeling services. From design to finishing touches, our team members are excited to help you obtain the kitchen of your dreams.

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