Renovating the kitchen is a great way to spruce up the home, create a more functional and enjoyable space, and even to reward yourself after the rough year that was 2020. Starting fresh with a new kitchen renovation can inspire all kinds of productivity, or even just help you improve the look and value of your home. Regardless of your reasons, here’s how to create a plan so your 2021 kitchen renovation goes off without a hitch.
First things first, make a plan. Think about a few things:
- What do you specifically want?
- How much do you have to spend?
- Which elements are priorities (appliances, new cabinets, etc.)?
These are quite general, but they’ll get on you on the right track. Once you’ve got a bit more of an idea, you can start working with a kitchen renovation professional, who will help you through the rest of the process. Consider doing your renovation during the cold, dreary months, as fewer people will be doing jobs and there will be more availability. You should also plan to book well in advance because contractors are very busy. They’re not going to be able to come remodel your kitchen tomorrow, in most cases. Some might need months to schedule.
When it comes to what you want and your priorities, think about what matters most. For example, if you hate your cupboards or the counter layout, perhaps you’ll want to invest in a full redesign and choose cheaper materials and appliances to finish the space. Maybe you need new counters because yours are old and worn, but you might not have a budget for cabinets also—be sure to consider this and let the contractor know where you’re at.
In light of the pandemic, unless there is a drastic change in the state of the nation and the world, it would also be prudent for you to ensure that your renovation professionals will wear proper protective gear and that they are following all COVID-19 best practices for working in residential homes.
This is only a brief guide and a kitchen renovation is a major undertaking, but the right contractor will make sure your kitchen shines for 2021 and beyond.