Kitchen Remodeling is One of the Most Worthwhile Home Remodeling Projects

kitchen-remodeling-bay-areaYou’re ready to breathe new life into your kitchen, but you don’t know where to start or how to scope and monitor progress. Follow these simple tips for a successful kitchen remodel.

1. Research diverse ideas, and create a wish list of your favorites.

Vision comes first. Before you decide what you want your new kitchen to look like, explore various design schemes and picture the project from a perspective of “it’s done, and I love it!” The design should be functional, visually appealing, and appropriate for the amount of space you have available. We even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Kitchen Design Ideas!

2. Formulate a plan.

Once you’re done daydreaming, you need to put on your engineer’s hat and make decisions about what’s possible (actually possible) and what’s going to remain a pipe dream, at least for now. Decide when and how you would like to begin, and solidify your budget to make it happen.

3. Find the right professionals.

Even if you plan to do some of the work yourself, you will likely need to work with professionals on some elements of the remodeling. Depending on your needs, ambitions, physical constraints and the scope and timeline of the project, you may need a building contractor, electrician and/or plumber to help you with the project. Ensuring building codes are followed, permits are obtained, and your final project will be safe, comfortable, and functional are all important reasons to get an experienced contractor with numerous jobs under their tool belt to help you plan and execute the work.

4. Get everything in writing.

Before any work begins, be sure to sign clear, binding contracts with all of the professionals involved in the project. Verify that each professional is licensed, bonded and capable of completing the job in accordance with your desired schedule.

Need Help Planning or Executing Your Kitchen Remodel?

Call the general contractors at B.A. Morrison for insight into your project or for a free estimate. In business for over 25 years and highly rated on yelp and other review sites, BA Morrison is a great choice for any type of home remodel, repair, or HVAC service. Let us help you make your house, town home, or apartment a better place to call home. We can be reached at (510) 538-9817 or send us a message online.

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