Planning and arrangements
On this stage we can mention two main mistakes many people are doing so you can avoid wasting of time and exceeding the budget:
- Materials in advance. Of course, to make remodeling of the kitchen, you will need many materials starting from the basic concrete and ending with the wallpapers, painting and others, depending on the original project you are considering. But according to the experience of many people, it’s better to purchase the materials during the remodeling and not in advance. All of us want to make sure they will get everything ready, but the main issue with the kitchen rebuilding is that you can change your mind or the original structure of the kitchen will not allow you to follow the plan. And if it happens, you will lose a lot of money which were spent on the materials and equipment you will not use at the end. If you want to do some pre-arrangements, it’s better to discuss with the supplier if there is a possibility to get the samples before the massive purchase;
- Cabinets in advance. One more common mistake is to create in your mind the picture of the ideal kitchen and to buy all the items in advance. Of course, in any situation you and your family will need microwave, oven, sink and many other types of the equipment but it’s always better to make sure they will fit the refreshed kitchen interior. More traditional and classic options are not that “dangerous” but as soon as you are willing to arrange somethings very unusual and trendy, it’s better to wait until the final decoration and design of the room. Otherwise, you might face the necessity to adjust the design of the kitchen to the equipment you already bought (and today it’s pretty unusual part of the deal). Even if the price of the pre-booking will look fine for you, the same time it can lead to the unnecessary items (which still can be useful and practical but need to be accompanied).Algorithm of your actions
To make it easier, let’s consider step by step everything you might need to check before starting the process of the kitchen remodeling.
Reading. In most of the cases people are hiring a professional contractor to do all the job in regard to the rebuilding. But you as a house owner need to know at least some basic about the stages your kitchen is going through. It will help you not only understand how you can arrange some adjustments and changes you were dreaming about but also to make sure that you will get a fair price with an appropriate duration of the work and to avoid unnecessary delay and cheating companies. Nowadays, it’s very easy to find all the necessary information and details online, including various forums of the people who already experienced house rebuilding.Calling.
There is nothing bad in checking an appropriate cost of the kitchen remodeling within several contractors. That is the best way for you to understand the average price, to plan your budget and to make sure you don’t overpay for the service. Additionally, it’s recommended to check the price not for the whole job but regarding to its individual parts. For example, the cost of the dismantling of the doors and bulkheads, windows and walls, setting of the new windows and doors, plumbing works, electrician works, floor levelling and many others. And if you know that, for example, the cost of one stage of the works is extremely higher in one company in comparison with others and ask for the reason, there is a high possibility that you will get a better offer afterwards. Also, it’s a good chance to find out the most expensive part of the works and to be able to look for the options to make it more affordable.Asking.
As soon as you made the choice of the contractor
, it’s time to ask more questions. You should never be afraid or confused to do so as, firstly, it will show that you are truly interested in the final result, and secondly, that you have an idea of what is going on therefore the rebuilding company will be more accurate with your house’s remodeling. Even small details are important and as soon as you have any doubts it’s always better to ask than to figure out later that the things went wrong.Listing.
It can seem unnecessary – to do the job of the professionals but making a list of all the materials you may need can help you to realize if there are any items you didn’t count and which can affect the final cost of the rebuilding of the kitchen. For example, a new fridge was definitely not discussed with the contractor but if you are planning to buy it, it can essentially affect the budget. Additionally, such a list will help you to avoid any hidden expenses which were not mentioned or discussed by the rebuilding company but obviously will take place during the rebuilding process.Counting.
Now it’s time to check on your own how much the materials can cost. Of course, it’s pretty challenging to evaluate the cost of the work, but at least you can check the prices in any specialized supermarket. Special attention you should pay to the most essential, basic materials as the decoration part can be adjusted according to how much money will leave after buying the necessary items.