Homeowners will spend more money on their kitchen remodel than on any other home improvement project, and because kitchens act as the hub of our home life the time and money spent on a remodel should be spent thoughtfully. The right kitchen remodel contractor can help you with the decisions and strategies which make a successful remodel project. Because of his experience your contractor can be a terrific partner, so don’t be afraid to ask.
- Plan, and then plan some more.
The planning of your remodel project should take more time than the actual construction. Working with your contractor during the planning phase is beneficial in countless ways, from reducing the amount of time you’re inconvenienced by construction to staying on budget.
- Keep the same layout.
Changing plumbing pipe locations, electrical outlets, and knocking down walls will drive up the cost faster than anything else. Your contractor can help you get the features you want with your existing footprint.
- Don’t get more appliances than you’ll use.
Don’t get carried away with sub-zero refrigerators, or six-burner cooktops. These may be eye-catching centerpieces but appliances are essentially tools so invest in the ones that best suit your cooking needs and lifestyle. Ask your contractor, he’s familiar with a variety of appliances.
- Understand the power of lighting.
Task lighting installed over food prep areas will help you works safely and efficiently. Recessed lighting and track lighting can also add value and appeal to the kitchen. Your contractor can help you with lighting design and then hardwire it in!
- Buy quality.
Resist low-quality bargains, ask your contractor for recommendations on products that combine low maintenance with a long warranty. Also, products with substantial warranties can be a great selling point if that’s in your future.
- There’s never enough storage
If you’re working with the same footprint, adding storage can be a challenge. Consider installing cabinets that reach the ceiling, mount small shelving units on unused walls, hang pots and pans on a ceiling-mounted rack, and add hooks to the backs doors for mops and brooms.
- Communication is key.
If you’ve started your project working with your contractor back at planning stage, you’re already ahead of the game, keep it up. And don’t forget if you have a question, ask!
At Greater Pacific Construction we are experts and high quality kitchen remodels. We use only top grade materials and skilled artisans on your kitchen remodel. This is why so many home owners choose Greater Pacific Construction as their Orange County Kitchen Remodeling Contractor. And since our business is family owned and operated, our reputation is at stake in every kitchen remodel.