Let Your Kitchen Remodel Be The Center Of Your Home
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Envision your brand-new ultimate kitchen remodel now; it’s the focal point of your home yet operates like a well-oiled machine. Imagine how you’ll spend time there, cooking in this beautiful new space! We believe that the heart of your home should be able to accommodate your family and friends while you’re whipping up some homemade goodness.
But let’s be honest, a kitchen remodel is a huge project. It can be hard to know where to start as you look at floor plans, cabinet sketches, and granite samples. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your perfect kitchen.
Set a Budget Before You Start Your Kitchen Renovation
The first step in planning a kitchen renovation is setting a budget. When determining how much money you will spend on your renovation, it is important to consider all aspects of the project: materials, labor and design. For example, if you plan on using granite countertops instead of laminate ones or installing custom cabinets instead of stock cabinets, those upgrades will cost more money than buying standard materials.
Here are some examples of typical kitchen remodeling costs:
- Countertops: $5,000–$10,000
- Cabinets: $3,000–$15,000
- Appliances: $2,500–$10,000
- Backsplash tile: $1-$4 per square foot
- Flooring: $5-$8 per square foot
Make sure that you include these items in your budget as well if they apply to your project. If you will be doing work on the electrical system or the plumbing in your kitchen, those estimates could run a few thousand dollars as well.
In What Order Should you Complete a Kitchen Remodel?
Homeowners often ask us what the right order should be for a kitchen remodel. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question because every home is different, but we do have some guidelines to help you get started.
If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, here are some things that are best to do first:
- Plumbing and electrical
- Installing new floors
- Kitchen cabinets
- Install kitchen appliances
- Hardware for cabinets
- Adding the backsplash
It’s all About Quality!
Quality matters when it comes to every aspect of your kitchen remodel — from cabinets and countertops to appliances and paint colors — because quality materials will last longer and require less maintenance over time compared to cheaper alternatives. This isn’t just about saving money now; it’s also about saving money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs down the line or having to replace parts because they were made poorly in the first place. Higher-quality materials will last longer and look better over time.
Determine Your Needs Vs. Wants
Make sure you take into consideration what you want from your kitchen as well as what you need. This will help narrow down the scope of your project and keep it within budget.
For example, you may have been dreaming about an open floor plan with a large island for years, but does it make sense for your family? Will it actually be used or will it just be another place for clutter to hide?
Think about how you use your kitchen now and what changes would make things easier or more enjoyable. Do you need more space for cooking? Think about how you use your kitchen now and what changes would make things easier or more enjoyable. Do you need more space for cooking? Maybe it’s more storage space that your kitchen is missing? Do you need more counter space? Maybe it’s more storage space that your kitchen is missing?
The key here is to think about how much time you spend in the kitchen each day and how those hours could be improved by remodeling your kitchen. If there are features that would make those hours more productive or enjoyable, then they should be top priorities during your remodel!
Hire a General Contractor for Your Ultimate Kitchen Remodel
Home remodeling and renovation projects can be a bit overwhelming, especially if this is the first home improvement project you’ve ever tackled. There are many different aspects to consider when planning an ultimate kitchen remodel, and each one may affect the next.
At Allied Remodeling Contractors we are proud to be one of the top kitchen remodeling companies in Utah County. Our friendly contractors are all highly skilled, trained and knowledgeable about providing excellent service when it comes to building your dream kitchen. The key to an excellent remodel is understanding that there are several aspects of design that are unique or different to each homeowner. That is why we take the time to sit down with each client and get an understanding for what they would like their kitchen remodel experience to be like.
So give us a call today at (385) 412-8088 and let’s discuss how we can make your ultimate kitchen remodel a reality! Our general contractors are here to help with everything involved in your kitchen remodel or renovation project.