When you’re considering a home renovation or remodeling, one of the first rooms you will think of is the kitchen.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home after all, if not the most important. Not only do you prepare all food here, but the space is also used as a social place, where you can host family and friends and gather throughout the day. It’s always one of the first rooms we recommend renovating because of its immediate impact on your quality of life, the value of your home, and the quality of your cooking.
Kitchens can show signs of their age quickly. Styles come and go, appliances get older and less efficient, and parts that you once loved, such as an island, may become a problem as it restricts the openness of the space. You could be experiencing many issues in your kitchen. A kitchen remodeling will solve them straight away.
But you have to know how to start. If you’re just beginning to consider making a change to your kitchen, you should know and be thinking about several things before you contact a contractor.
As your local expert in renovations, Remodeling is here to help you out. Here are the things you should be thinking about before you start your kitchen renovation!
This may seem obvious to you, but we can’t stress it enough. If you’re going to do a kitchen renovation, you need to have a good understanding of your financial capabilities and limitations.
You never want to spend more than you can afford on a remodeling job, and discover halfway through that you can’t afford to finish. Always have a detailed understanding of your budget, and work with what you have.
Kitchen renovations can be expensive. In fact, they’re probably the most expensive renovation you can undertake. The range you should expect is about $12,000 - $34,000. Now, small ones that don’t redo the whole kitchen can be less than this, so if you know you have a smaller budget, that can be worked with.
The most important thing is that you know how much you have to spend. This amount is going to guide the scope and focus of your project. If you have a larger budget, we will be able to do greater changes, such as structural alterations and layout changes, whereas, with smaller budgets, simple changes such as new appliances or cabinets may suffice.
The scope will depend primarily on how much you can invest, so know your limit before you get in touch!
Remodeling jobs aren’t exactly low-key. They can get in the way and cause some inconvenience to your life while construction is underway. This is the sacrifice to get a new room.
This means, before you start a project, you should also have an understanding of how long you’re hoping the construction will take. Because we’ll be in the way for a while, you should know how long you can afford to have this disruption in your life.
Like with the budget, this will help guide the type of project we undertake together. Despite this, even small jobs can take a while, over a month, to complete. So you must accept some downtime before agreeing to a remodeling. But if you approach us with your desired time frame, we can flexibly work with you to deliver a project that looks to accommodate your needs.
Now we get to the more exciting stuff. While budget and scheduling are logistical issues, you also have to be thinking about the aesthetics of your dream kitchen.
We can think about all the changes you’re looking to make at this stage. Take note of kitchen designs and styles you’ve liked in the past. Any materials, flooring, cabinetry, and fixtures you especially like should be kept in mind as we move forward with our plan. We’re open to working with all of your ideas here, so be prepared to answer the stylistic questions.
Everything from the colours of countertops and walls to the flooring material and more will all be factors in the way we pull together your dream kitchen. We’ll work with you to blend the elements you’re looking for to achieve the look and feel you desire for your kitchen. Together we can get you a kitchen that feels modern, fresh, and inspiring – and something that will stay timeless.
Kitchens have one obvious function: cooking. But working within this, you’ll see that there are many options to optimize this function. The layout of your kitchen can be altered to optimize how elements fit together.
You can also think about whether you want your kitchen to be used for hosting, for socializing in the morning with your kids, or for other social purposes. This will inform our design, as we look to achieve certain benefits in addition to the main function of cooking. This can mean adding breakfast tables or islands that allow people to gather and enjoy each other’s company.
Appliances and Fixtures
Appliances and fixtures are the piece of your kitchen that let you cook, wash, and store food and kitchen items. It’s essential that you use good ones that will last a long time and can be energy efficient while matching the look of your kitchen.
There’s a chance you’re already happy with your kitchen appliances, and don’t think you need to make any changes there. If this is the case, that can be an excellent way to save money on your renovation job. But you may also be looking to upgrade your fridge, stove, dishwasher, or other appliances. You need to know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be able to point you in the right direction with our suppliers for kitchen appliances.
It’s essential that you understand all these factors before you get started with a kitchen renovation contractor. There’s also one other decision for you to make.
You have to choose a contracting company.
For the best one in the GTA, you’re already in the right place. Remodeling has experience working with people all over Toronto and the surrounding area to blend all the elements discussed above, achieving dream results that align with budgets and schedules.
To get a professional to help with your kitchen remodeling, call us at (437) 500-3700.