Figuratively speaking, the kitchen is the heart of the entire home. Just like a biological heart, the kitchen “nourishes” the entire household with food. Therefore, the kitchen should be taken very seriously. If you decide to remodel/renovate your kitchen, whether it’s a full home remodeling or a partial (just the kitchen and maybe some other rooms) makeover project, there are some vital issues that you will have to keep in mind. All these issues can be compressed into the following five steps, which you should follow in order to have a successful kitchen remodeling project.
The first step towards a successful kitchen remodeling project is the actual consideration of the scope of the entire project. In this phase, you have to answer several pragmatic questions in order to gauge the actual nature of the project; and hence determine the feasibility of the project. For starters, you have to decide whether the new kitchen will fit into the space formerly occupied by the old kitchen or if it will require addition space. To estimate the scope of the project accurately, you will need to factor in your project needs and goals. In addition to playing a crucial role in the next step, this step will also help you determine whether you need professional services for the project.
The next step will involve the actual planning for the entire project, which is the most intensive phase of the project. In most cases, it is advisable to consult a professional plumber from your locality to guide you through the planning phase. For instance, if you are a resident in Washington, consult a reputable plumber in DC for assistance. To start with, you have to craft a rough design of all the functional and aesthetic aspects of the new kitchen. After establishing the scope, you will come up with an accurate floor plan and then use it to plan for each and every installation and fixture in the room. To come up with a practical plan, you need to consider the functional aspects of each of these features. Finally, create a realistic budget that includes marginal price differences, overruns, miscellaneous costs, and overhead expenses.
With everything planned and budgeted for, now you can draft the actual design of each installation and fixtures. However, the design plan will be based on the desired remodeling style — make sure to figure this out first. You can then start creating the designs of countertops and cabinets, depending on your storage needs — otherwise ensure ample space. Select and allocate practical construction materials for all installations including floors and walls — go for durable, economical, and easy-to-maintain.
Acquiring The Materials
Now that the whole remodeling project is virtually in place, you can buy all the items that are needed for the project according to your budget. Go shopping for kitchen installations, plumbing fixtures, lighting materials, appliances, cabinet accessories, and any other practical materials that you will need. Try to stay within your budget without undermining product quality.
After acquiring everything you need, you are now ready to launch the project. Vet and hire a professional plumber and set the project start date. Prepare the kitchen space by disconnecting all its “links” to the other rooms. Remove any valuables and then call in the plumbing team to start work.