At the bottom of the page is our list of the top ten tips for remodeling a kitchen in a new home.
Congratulations! You just bought a new home, and you are considering remodeling the out-of-date kitchen. Now please stop and do your family a favor and carefully consider these tips for remodeling a kitchen BEFORE you embark on your renovation.
Due to the euphoria of buying a new home people can rush into renovations that are poorly planned.
These remodels usually waste tens of thousands of dollars. They can sometimes decrease, instead of increase, the value of the new home. Mistakes arise when new home buyers attempt to finish their construction before they move into the home. By rushing they reason that they are saving themselves mortgage or rental payments.
In reality, getting multiple bids from contractors on the detailed plans you have finalized BEFORE starting the renovation saves more money.
Among the benefits of a well-planned renovation is that even though the job might begin weeks or months later, because the project is better planned, it is almost always completed before a hastily planned project.
The design itself and the kitchen layout is what adds the most value to your home. Because of this working with a talented kitchen design professional is essential. If you design the kitchen yourself, or let a contractor or architect plan the design, your renovation lacks the most important expert.
The most misguided decision new homeowners make when remodeling a kitchen is to begin ripping out walls and doing demolition with no final plan in mind.
Without direction, unguided demolition creates added work for electricians, plumbers, framers, and drywallers later. The demolition of even the complete interior of a home should never take more than a couple of days. So, starting demolition simply to feel that things are progressing is foolish.
Below is our list of the top ten tips for remodeling a kitchen in a new home:
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Remember this quote from Paul when you are remodeling a kitchen:
“The thing that people refuse to spend to get a great kitchen is not money. It is the time required to plan well.”
Congratulations on your new home,
Paul, Julie, Chris, Ed, Jeremy, Juliet, and Mark
Main Line Kitchen Design