TAKE YOUR TIME
Embarking on a kitchen remodel for your Naples home is an exciting time with just a little stress thrown in. To help ease that stress a bit, keep in mind that since it’s your kitchen and your project, you can set your own particular progress schedule. Take as much time as you feel you need to plan your remodel. Ask yourself the following questions: What do you really want your dream kitchen to look like? How will you do the majority of your living in it? How many nights a week will you be preparing meals? Will you be using it for other activities? List the things you’d like to have in your kitchen as well as the things you can’t live without. Collect pictures of kitchen styles and details that inspire you.
It’s easy to try out different ideas on paper and far less expensive to revise a plan than it is to change course after you’ve purchased materials and started hammering down walls. Before you start tearing down cabinets, visit your local home improvement store and dream a little. Look at both the cheapest and most expensive items available to compare the difference. Feel the different counter tops and look at sink hardware options. Mix and match drawer and cabinet pulls. Compare flooring. While you’re there, make sure to get some prices.
DO THE MATH
Ah, the fun part, where your dream gets a wakeup call from reality, and you’re presented with the challenge of making both happen. Get a ballpark budget together so you know what you can afford. There are several online budget calculators, including this one, to help you through this process. Now is a good time to bring in the contractor team that will bring your kitchen to life. Meeting with a kitchen designer is also a good idea at this point.
KITCHEN DESIGNER MEETING CHECKLIST
The above construction and design factors aside, consider the upcoming inconvenience in your life, and how you are going to continue daily activities while your kitchen remodel is happening. Be mentally prepared for takeout and meals in the living room, washing dishes in the bathroom sink, and the upset of a messy, dirty construction area in your home. Keep the end goal firmly in mind, and that will help you through the stumbling blocks and inconvenience while your dream kitchen remodel comes to life.
J. Sweet Construction can help that dream home and/or remodel become reality. Let us put over 25 years of construction experience as remodeler pros to work for you. Customer service is at the heart of our business. Principal John Sweet shares, “Our honesty and integrity are what make the difference. We become partners during the building process.” Contact us today to discuss the possibilities and get a free quote!