For a lot of people just starting out, whether it be with the brand new house, moving into an older house, or perhaps just living in the same residence the many many years – it is always going to cross your mind…should we renovate the kitchen?
Take a look at samples of different Kitchen Renovation styles to see what appeals to you. Visit kitchen renovation showrooms. Look at magazines. Get inspired. OakWood has an extensive online gallery to whet your appetite and jumpstart the concept design stage of your Custom Kitchens Vancouver. Pay attention to materials and finishes because this will affect cost. Key elements include cabinets, countertops, and flooring.
When it comes to contractors, you should always have options. Ask around your neighborhood about references of contractors. Select few of them and call them over to see your project. There are some options. You can hire a general contractor and leave him/her to handle the hiring of specialists needed for the remodeling or you can skip the general contractor and hire the specialists yourself. If you go with the general contractor, make sure to set the overall price for the renovation before the work starts. Inspect the work as much as you can. Contractors often work slow or slack if not kept under control. It’s wise to see other projects in progress or completed renovation done by the contractor before hiring him. This will give you a clear idea if he is reliable and can do the job you need.
First decide why you are renovating your home. What do you hope to accomplish with the renovation? Are you adding space for a new addition? Are you adding space for a kids play room or do you hope that with your renovation you increase the value of your home. Knowing exactly what you hope to accomplish with your home renovations will make it easier to create a budget and stick to it. It is often when a plan is not created that we go overboard with spending. So the more you can think out ahead of time before renovations on your home begin the better your finances will look in the end.
Step Number 2: Establish the Level of Need. This is where you decide just how much change is going to be necessary, it’s the natural extension of step number 1. Will some paint, new hardware and a new counter top do it, or are we talking about a full blown renovation? Here’s a tip; on the right side of a sheet of paper list the things you need, and on the left side the things you want. This simple exercise will really help you see what you should do.
However, if you would like to do the designing yourself, you can do that as well. If you want to go down that route, you need to keep your eyes open for ideas all the time. Every time you visit a friend, watch a film or read a periodical, you should be gathering ideas. You could put all these concepts into a folder or write them into a book.
Select a stylish countertop – Choose a countertop or island that matches with the other parts of your kitchen. Stylish countertop would make your kitchen look classier and it will spice up the entire space.