Kitchen Renovation – Meeting The Contractor
If the whole picture that your kitchen presents is one of being jaded and out-of-date with appliances and look from another era – the tiles are chipped and dulled from wear and tear, the flooring and walls stained and grimy from use and neglect, you should go for complete kitchen renovation to match your luxurious surroundings.
So, what is the first step to a kitchen renovation? It is to find a specialist – a kitchen remodeling expert who can fix your problems and completely transform it.
Appliances, Cabinets, Work Area
The most important and functional part of the kitchen are the appliances, the cabinets, and the working area. If you are going for only a part makeover of the kitchen then replacing these items will instantly update this part of your house.
When going for a complete makeover discuss with the contractor/designer about the type of interiors you want. For example some homeowners like stylish and latest models, others prefer comfort over style. Discuss your priorities with the contractor as part of remodeling and clearly spell out your needs. Ensure that the remodeling expert understands your requirements and works to achieve those needs. Talk about your storage necessities. Whether you want a separate dining area or something as part of the kitchen.
Backsplash And Flooring
In case your kitchen remodeling also involves replacing tiles and flooring then discuss the type of tiles you want on the walls and around the kitchen sink area. Depending on your budget, choose from a wide range of glass tiles, ceramic tiles or designer tiles. Discuss the design patterns you are interested in. If you can’t afford too much time to spend on cleaning up, then look for easy clean options in flooring and wall tiles.
Choose the theme of the kitchen depending on whether you want a vibrant and colorful space to fill you with energy in the mornings or soothing and calm interiors to help you relax in the evenings after a stressful day at work. Talk out all the aspects with the contractor to get more ideas.
Budget And Time-Frame
Discuss with the contractor the expected expenses for your kitchen renovation including labor and material costs. This will give you an idea of what is feasible and what is not. Discuss the time needed for the changes to be made as you will need to make significant adjustments during this period. If you are a working couple then discuss the need for sticking to strict time schedule and working unsupervised while both partners are at work.