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Expert Tips for Kitchen Remodeling

Expert Tips for Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling is one of the most complicated types of home remodeling projects. Why is it so? Besides choosing the most aesthetically pleasing design elements, you must also consider functionality, plumbing, and electricity. 

Our team wants to help homeowners make the most out of their kitchen remodel. Below you will discover 10 tips for a successful kitchen revamp.

Choose durability

Kitchen remodels can be costly. For that reason, many homeowners are always looking for ways to cut costs. This is fine as long as the price reductions don’t influence the result. The kitchen is a crucial area of the house. The best road to take is to install high-quality materials that will last a lifetime. After all, it’s better to invest now and relax for 20+ years rather than having to renovate the kitchen every 4 years.

See the big picture

Preparation is key for every home remodeling project. Some homeowners get stuck on the details like picking the right countertop or cabinet color. As a result, they ignore the big picture. Some crucial elements you should pay special attention to are:

  • Budget
  • Scope of the project
  • Types of materials
  • Your kitchen needs and goals

Create an emergency fund

The first thing to do before starting a remodeling project is set a strict budget. However, many homes can have underlying issues with plumbing or electricity. These can pop up during your kitchen remodel. That is why t’s smart to also set an emergency fund.

Search beyond online trends

Even though doing a Google search of the “top 5 kitchen remodeling trends” is a good place to start your journey, we always suggest talking to experts as well. Recheck everything! Think of it as getting a second opinion from a doctor. Each home is specific and suitable for unique designs. Try to follow the needs of your family and home, not online trends. 

Preserve the good things

Before you knock out every part of your existing kitchen, take a good look at what you already have. Sometimes, instead of a full remodel, homeowners have more benefit from partial projects. For instance, if the cabinets are functional and undamaged, you can repaint them instead of replacing them. 

Apply for a building permit

Cosmetic changes, like changing faucets and flooring, do not require a permit in New Hampshire. On the other hand, permits are required if you plan to move the sink, enlarge the kitchen area, build a kitchen addition, or undertake other types of structural changes. It’s best to consult experienced contractors to see whether you need to obtain a permit. 

Be extra careful with appliances

If you plan to install new appliances in your brand-new kitchen, purchase the right ones. Instead of opting for the cheapest deal, pick appliances with a long lifespan, made of high-quality materials and trusted manufacturers. To make your kitchen stand out, consider smart or eco-friendly appliances. 

Choose the right contractors

The best team for your kitchen remodel is an experienced and certified remodeling company. When you search for the ideal contractors, opt for companies that already have experience in the type of kitchen you want to create. 

At SVL Home Improvements, we not only have stellar customer reviews and all the proper certifications, but we also have a rich experience in kitchen remodeling. 

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