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Remodeling a kitchen can be expensive and time-consuming. When it is all done, you want to love the results—not just like them. You don't want to find the layout frustrating or discover that your color scheme does not, in fact, suit your fancy. So, how do you go about ensuring that you'll truly love the results of your kitchen remodel? Here are a few tips to abide by.
Look at materials and color swatches in person.
These days, you can buy almost any item or material online. While this is convenient, items are not always what you'd expect once you see them in person. It is also really hard to judge color from behind a screen because colors are often distorted by electronics. As such, it is a good idea to visit a kitchen showroom or remodeling business and look at your options in person. Don't choose a certain tile, wall color, or countertop until you physically see it.
Leave extra space.
In a kitchen, you never want to be squeezing behind something or trying to wedge yourself into a certain area. It's hard enough to do normally, but when you're holding a pot or pan, it can be downright dangerous. So, always err on the side of allowing more room between appliances and more space along pathways where you'll be walking. If your contractor tells you, for instance, that there should be a minimum of 24 inches of space somewhere, ask them to allow 26 or 28 inches for good measure.
Set a budget up-front.
Even a lovely kitchen won't make you very happy if you spent more than you should have on the remodel. So, set your budget up-front, and let your remodeling team know what your budget is. This way, you can make choices that fit into that budget every step of the way. It's okay to splurge in some areas, but you may have to cut back in others to allow for it. If you know why you chose a simpler tile or a simpler countertop, then you won't mind seeing it. The material will instead remind you that you sacrificed to get something else you really wanted, such as an upscale appliance.
If you follow the tips above, you're more likely to fall in love with your remodeled kitchen. It can become a space where you enjoy cooking with and dining with your family members.
Contact a local kitchen remodeling service to learn more.Share
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