Remodeling a kitchen isn’t necessarily a simple task, but if you know what to do and when to do it, it can be a lot easier. If your kitchen is in need of an upgrade or simply redoing the countertops will spruce up the whole look, follow these five steps for how to remodel a kitchen.
Step 1: Take everything out of the kitchen
This may seem like a daunting and unnecessary step, but it is an important one. Putting everything away will make working faster and safer as you won’t have to worry about moving things at your feet or being hindered by having them in the way. Consider self storage as an efficient way to address this step. Also, it allows you to see just how much kitchen you have and how the space is being used.
Step 2: Assess what needs to be changed or improved, and decide your budget for this project
Remodeling a kitchen will likely require you to change most parts of it, so engage in some planning before going shopping for new things. Keeping a large picture in mind as you begin this will make it easier to see what needs changing and updating. Once you have a clear view of the changes needed, think about your budget.
As an example: If you want new countertops and there is nothing wrong with the cabinets, simply replacing the counters could save money and still give you the impact of brand new countertops.
When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, you will need to not only think about the functionality and design of how your new kitchen looks, but also the health and safety aspects that come with cleanliness, ease of use, and ventilation requirements.
For example, when you are cooking it will be likely that you deal with meat juices and fresh foods that if not cleaned away quickly can cause serious health concerns. To help avoid this you can ensure that the material and space given to your new kitchen are of a specification that will help to reduce, or even completely eliminate these concerns.
The cooking odors, equipment fumes, oils, and damp issues from steam created by cooking are other factors to consider when you are renovating your kitchen to work more effectively and are all things to take into consideration when you want to improve the functionality of your kitchen. Even if you don’t spend a lot of time cooking, the amount of time that you and your family will spend in your kitchen will accumulate over time and eventually have an impact on the quality of your kitchen as a living space.
A simple way to help with many of these issues is to invest in a ductless range hood as they help greatly with air quality in a kitchen, helping not only to protect your home but to also increase the enjoyment of spending time in your kitchen cooking.
Step 3: Find a nice layout for your kitchen
There are many ways to find a layout that you find aesthetically pleasing, and it is difficult to list them all here. Look around the internet or in home improvement magazines for ideas. A good idea would be to search the terms ‘unique kitchen layouts’ or ‘unusual kitchen layouts.’
Step 4: Look into the costs of having someone replace your cabinets
Sometimes just replacing countertops can be enough to really change the look of a kitchen, but it is not always the most cost-effective solution. Replacing all of your kitchen cabinets will likely mean that you have to hire a contractor for this job. It is important to know the costs of replacing your cabinets as quickly as possible so that you can look into alternate options if it appears too costly.
Step 5: Go shopping and purchase everything you need
Now comes the fun part! Shop around for what you want and start picking out fixtures, appliances, and even paint colors. It is a good idea to write down the model numbers of what you choose so that when it comes to installing, you can easily find the right product.
There You Have It
When replacing cabinets and other fixtures, remember to purchase the correct tools for assembling and removing old parts of your kitchen. This will save time and ensure a quality finish. A good idea will be to hire an assistant if you are unsure of how to correctly attach things together. It will likely take a week or two for your contractor to come and install new cabinets, so keep that in mind when planning the rest of your redecorating project. Follow these steps to successfully remodel a kitchen!