Remodeling Your Kitchen in Baltimore
Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Just like most home remodeling projects, kitchen remodeling can take awhile to complete and it is a large investment. It is best to plan your project as thoroughly as you can before starting. Here are 5 things that you should consider prior to the start of your remodel.
Deciding what you want your kitchen to look like is one of the first steps in the remodeling process. Find photos that you can draw inspiration from. Make a Pinterest board to compile your ideas all in one place. Are you going to be putting in new flooring? What type of cabinetry do you want?
Make sure to focus on choosing these featured aspects of your kitchen and then focus on the details, such as the style of your backsplash and cabinet hardware.
It is important to plan your budget accordingly for a large home remodeling project, such as your kitchen. You want to be realistic when deciding how much you can spend. You should complete research on the materials and fixtures that you are wanting to use. How much does the quartz countertop cost per square foot? Are you going to be purchasing new energy efficient appliances?
Always leave room in your budget for unexpected costs that may arise. You will be thankful that you thought ahead.
Duration and Timing of the Project
Remember, when the work is being completed in your kitchen you most likely not have full use or access to it for 4-8 weeks. Think about how you will handle not being able to cook dinner or do dishes for an extended period of time and mentally prepare yourself. Is it better for you to have the work completed during the school year when the kids will be in school for most of the day? Sometimes the work may take longer than expected if any issues arise. Prepare to have your kitchen to be “out of order,” for longer than the estimated duration of the project.
Have a Game Plan
Being without a functioning kitchen can be stressful! Choosing a great contractor who will communicate with you throughout the duration of the project is key. Not only will they keep you updated on the progress of the project, but they will help you address and assess any issues that arise. Having that extra room in your remodeling budget will put you at ease if something unexpected arises.
Find Your Contractor
One of the most important decisions you make in your remodeling project is choosing a contractor to work with. You want to make sure they have great reviews online and a good rating with the Better Business Bureau. Finding client testimonials and reviews online is a great way to get a better idea of what kind of company you would be working with. The contractor should be trustworthy-they will be in your home for an extended period of time and most likely unsupervised. You also want to be able to trust their expert opinions. An experienced contractor will have seen their fair share of issues on the job and will know how to assist you in making informed and budget-friendly decisions if an issue arises.
Are You Ready to Remodel?
For over 30 years, Native Sons has helped thousands of clients in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. Being a fully-licensed
contracting company, we are able to complete a project from start to finish, without having to sub-contract any work out. Having all of the necessary licenses in-house makes the remodeling experience for our clients less stressful and straightforward. Do you have any questions? Feel free to give our administrative team a call at (410) 788-5179, or send us an email on our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you turn your dream kitchen into a reality!