Helpful Tips for Planning a Kitchen Remodel!

Transform your kitchen with our comprehensive 10-step guide! From selecting the ideal layout to choosing the right appliances, we are your go-to source for the latest trends, tips, and tricks to create the kitchen of your dreams. 

  1. Set a Budget

Determine how much you are willing to spend on your kitchen remodel. This will guide your decisions and keep your project within your financial means. Consider the estimated price breakdown provided by HGTV*:  35 percent for cabinets, 20 percent for labor, 20 percent for appliances, 10 percent for windows, 5 percent for fixtures, 3 percent for fittings, and 7 percent for other expenses.

  1. Consider Your Layout

Think about how you use your kitchen and what layout would best serve those needs. This might involve rearranging appliances or moving walls to create more space or improve flow.

  1. Define Your Style

The ultimate kitchen should be a reflection of your personality. Consider the overall aesthetic you desire, whether it’s the minimalist, sleek lines of modern design, the comforting classic cabinetry of a traditional look, or the nostalgic charm of rustic, distressed woods and vintage accessories. Identify your style, then gather inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram, and home decor magazines. The key is to find what resonates with you and incorporate it into your kitchen design, thereby infusing your space with your personal flair and taste.

  1. Select Your Materials 

Choose materials that complement your style and fit within your budget. This includes everything from countertops to flooring, cabinets, and backsplashes. Remember, the quality of materials you choose is just as important as the aesthetic appeal. Therefore, don’t forget to check out reviews and do your research to ensure the durability and quality of your chosen materials. Making the right choice now will save you from frequent repairs and replacements in the future

  1. Choose Your Appliances

Pick appliances that not only complement your personal style but also cater to your unique cooking and storage requirements. To guarantee their longevity, it’s critical to read reviews, ensuring you’re well-acquainted with the product’s features and performance. This is applicable to all your home essentials, including your refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher, and even those nifty small appliances. Reading these reviews will help you make an informed choice, ensuring your appliances enjoy a long and efficient shelf life.

  1. Hire Professionals

Unless you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast well-versed in all facets of home construction, it’s wise to hire a professional for full remodels. These typically entail complex permitting, design, and specializations beyond a basic DIY project. They’re not just about superficial changes, but intricate work that if mishandled, can risk your home’s safety and integrity. So, entrust your remodeling needs to the experts for a seamless, efficient, and superior transformation of your living space.

  1. Prepare for the Unexpected 

Have a backup plan and a contingency budget ready for any unforeseen expenses. These could stem from structural issues, electrical problems, or changes in your design plan.

  1. Establish a Timeline

Set a clear timeline for your project, from start to finish. Don’t forget to account for potential delays due to unforeseen circumstances or changes in your initial plan! 

  1. Prioritize Functionality

Ensure your new design is not only visually appealing but also functional for your family’s needs. This includes sufficient storage space, a practical layout, and easy access to appliances.

  1. Embrace Sustainability

Whenever possible, choose energy-efficient appliances and sustainable materials. This will reduce your carbon footprint and can help you save on energy costs over time. 

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It should mirror your personal style while serving your everyday needs.

Happy Remodeling!

-Alliant Construction


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Hgtv. (2019, May 2). 10 steps to budgeting for your kitchen remodel. HGTV.