Bay Area Kitchen Remodeling Planning and Budgeting
Whether you just purchased a Bay Area home, and you want to alter the kitchen to fit your family’s aesthetic, or you need changes to your kitchen to accommodate a new appliance (such as a new, large SubZero fridge), you want to do the job right. Remodeling your kitchen can reinvigorate your home and even raise its value. However, kitchen remodeling can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have experience with this type of project. To ensure a smooth workflow that stays within budget and prevents aesthetic aggravation, follow these steps:
1. Determine your goals.
Do you just want new appliances, or are you planning to reinvent the entire room? Take time to think about your ultimate goals for the remodeling project so that you can plan accordingly. Think about whether you want to sort out all of your dreams for the space at once or if you will be happy long-term with a minor remodel. Write down your goals (or even illustrate them) to make them as concrete as possible.
2. Develop a budget.
How much can you afford to spend on your project? Remember to include the cost of labor and materials in your budget as well as any costs related to a temporary loss of the use of your kitchen. In some cases a more comprehensive project can save you money in the long run if you are likely to come back later to do a second remodel, you will save money by doing everything at once versus piecemeal remodeling. Include contingency funds in your budget, so you won’t be devastated by unexpected overages.
3. Consider hiring a general contractor.
Although you may be able to complete some smaller remodeling jobs on your own, definitely consider hiring a qualified contractor for larger jobs. Do this not only to ensure your remodel is up to code but also to prevent creating a mess and potentially endangering yourself and your family with fire and dust hazards.
4. Brainstorm before you build.
After you have chosen your building contractor, collaborate with them to finalize the details of the project and formulate a clear plan for completion and pricing.
Bay Area Building Contractors Help You Remodel Smart, Safe, and On Budget
We would love to learn more about your home or kitchen remodeling ideas and help you bring them to fruition. At B.A. Morrison, we have more than 25 years experience with all aspects of home maintenance and remodeling – from room additions, to kitchen remodeling, to complete custom homes. The knowledge, service, and products that you get with us are tough to beat. Let us help you plan your Bay Area kitchen remodeling project today! Call us at (510) 538-9817 or contact us from our website today and let us know how we can help you.