How to Avoid Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes
I remember my friend involved in construction business saying: “Money spent on correcting stupid mistakes is always wasted”. This expression really has grounds. For example, if we talk about kitchen remodeling which is a costly project itself, mistakes in planning kitchen layout or sizing the cabinets to fit in the space set for them lead to substantial money infusion.
The given tips produced by certified kitchen designers Colorado Springs will help avoid being trapped in your own carelessness.
LOOK DEEP INSIDE
People tend to pay much more attention to the kitchen cabinet surfacing, rather than their sides and hardware sturdiness. Don’t get seduced by surfaces: it’s what is under the floors and behind the walls that really matters.
YOUR OWN IDEAS ARE THE BEST IDEAS
Do not try to take after your neighbors and embody the Browns’ kitchen design on your kitchen. Consider you own kitchen habits and a range of kitchen activities, pay attention to your family preferences as well. Do not simply copy somebody’s kitchen design; adjust it to your personality and lifestyle.
Before starting your kitchen remodeling you have to face the truth: as soon as the next owners of your house move in they will start from gradually destroying your perfect kitchen design. So if moving out is not in your top-list plan within the next couple of years, then keep on arranging and create the kitchen that works perfectly for you and your budget platform.
When you have a clear idea of every project detail (specify the type of countertop material, lighting, flooring, etc.) up front, you can compare apples to apples and see what you get. If you fail to do it, you could end up overpaying.
PAY WHEN IT’S DONE
I’m always shocked to hear how often people trust someone they’ve just met. In order not to become one of them never pay more than 30 percent of (or at least 50 percent when it’s connected with ordered made-to-measure items) the total job cost in advance. If necessary set up a schedule of payments following the completion of predetermined phases of the remodel.
BEING A BIG HESITATOR
Know what you want. Too much hesitation and constant switching from one option or plan to another is always annoying for all the participants who have to reallocate their time, and leads to additional expenses. Changing your mind, reconsidering, regretting, reordering, redoing and re-planning results in delays, blown-up budgets, changed plans and reconsidered work orders.