A checklist can help you keep your kitchen remodeling project on track. Every kitchen is unique, so there’s no universal checklist – you have to make your own. Here is a quick guide to preparing your own kitchen remodeling checklist.
Budget and Timeline
Start with the two most important factors of any remodeling project – budget and timeline. You’ll need to determine whether you want to pay with cash or credit card, or apply for loans like a home equity loan, home equity line of credit (HELOC) or cash-out refinancing. You don’t have to decide early on, as your remodeler may offer other financing options.
You’re not expected to have specific dates on your timeline, especially if this is your first time having your kitchen remodeled. However, you should at least have an idea of when you want the project to begin. If you’re preparing for a specific event like a holiday gathering or a birthday celebration, then you need to put this in your checklist and make sure to discuss this with your remodeler.
Your Wants and Needs
Write a wish list of the things you want in your dream kitchen, without considering cost. Think about the countertop materials, cabinetry, flooring and the appliances that you’ve always wanted – perhaps, a bigger kitchen island? Once you have your wish list, group them into “needs” and “wants”. Your “need” list should include essentials like storage and work areas while the rest should be your “want” list.
Find a Remodeler
Once you have some idea of what you want your new kitchen to be, start looking for kitchen remodelers in the area. Check their license and insurance (which should include general liability coverage and workers’ compensation) as well as their material and workmanship coverage. Design-build kitchen remodelers are ideal for most homeowners because they can guide the project from beginning to end. Some remodelers may also be able to source particular types of materials or products if you have any such preferences on your “want” list.
Nuss Construction Company provides remodeling services to customers in Medford, NJ, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (856) 988-9982, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.