A kitchen remodel can seem overwhelming because there are so many considerations. You want a beautiful space, but it has to function properly as well. The professional team at Alair Homes Scottsdale want to help you streamline this process. To begin, ask yourself the following questions before moving forward with your project.
What is My Goal?
Every home remodel must have a primary goal. You need to decide if your cooking space will be built to impress guests or as a practical hub for your family. The list of wants and needs is different for someone who loves to cook as opposed to someone who simply wants a convenient place to eat. Knowing exactly what you want from the start will make the job smoother.
What is on My Wishlist?
Your new space offers the opportunity to get the upgrades you have always wanted. Whether it is a fancy refrigerator, a six-burner range, a window seat or custom cabinets, make a wish list of the features and appliances that are absolutely a must have. While you may have to compromise later, it is helpful to decide on your dream items early in the process.
Where Will I Need to Compromise?
Dreaming about your new kitchen is fun, but at some point, you will likely have to compromise in regard to the room available and the budget you have created. For example, if you have a small galley space, a large island simply won’t fit. If your budget is small, re-think the upscale appliances. Perhaps go with open shelves rather than custom cabinets. Think of it as a creative challenge to get as much as you can for your money.
Do I Need Any Permits?
Any kitchen renovation likely requires a permit. If you have hired an architect, this person can advise you on how and where to apply for the proper permits. It is also possible that your home builder can take care of this step for you. Even small changes, such as a new range hood, may require permits. Visit your local planning office to get the correct information for your area.
Whom Should I Hire?
The most important decision you will make is hiring the right builder. Whom you decide to hire will depend on the type of work you need done. While some companies will take care of everything from start to finish, you may only need someone to work on the cabinets. Other jobs like plaster and tiles will cost more because of their complexity. Ensure that you and the contractors know exactly what should be done to avoid confusion and dissatisfaction while the job is ongoing and after it is finished.
Renovating your kitchen is one of the biggest tasks you can take on. Asking questions at the beginning and being on the same page as your home builder will result in the space of your dreams. If you’re ready to build, Alair Homes Scottsdale is here to make the job easier and more cost effective too. Contact us to learn more and discuss your next project.