Remodeling your kitchen can be as big or small of an undertaking as you’d like it to be. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your sink and countertops or want to gut it and start over, the choice is yours. However, it’s important that you’re aware of a few things regarding your project and hiring kitchen remodelers in Atlanta. Our team at Elite Construction & Renovations can help with four things that you should know before you get started.
Scope of your project
If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen, you probably have a vision of what you want to do. You know what the countertops should look like, as well as which cabinets you want to be removed or expanded and where you’d like to build a pantry. Keep in mind that many of these aspects of your project can add up to make for a large project that will take some time to complete. Not only are you looking at the time it will take, but you should also keep in mind that it’s going to take money to get the job done. Take a step back and look at the parts of your kitchen you want to remodel, then decide if you’re ready to redo everything or if it’ll be best to take it one bite-size piece at a time.
Knowing your budget is an essential piece to getting your kitchen remodel finished. Even if you’re planning to do it yourself, understand what you can afford to pay for on your project. If you run out of money partway through, you could be without flooring for a long time.
Not only is your budget essential for establishing whether you can afford to have new cabinets and countertops installed, but it also determines the quality of your materials. You might find that you have to go with low-quality cabinets if your budget is relatively low for your project. Although you could buy better cabinets if you decide to do countertops next time around.
Part of knowing your budget includes understanding your financing options. You can look into options like a home equity loan, personal loans, or various other available options to help with funding for your remodel.
When it’s best to hire a pro
A common misconception says you’ll save money doing your remodel project yourself rather than hiring a pro. While a skilled DIYer can easily complete some projects, most kitchen remodels typically require a professional to deal with the plumbing, electrical wiring, and gas lines to ensure that the kitchen is safe. What’s more, a professional will properly install your cabinets, so you know how much weight they’re rated for. The last thing you want is for your cabinets to come crashing down to your countertops full of dishes. Any mistakes made when you complete a project on your own will have to be remedied with money out of your own pocket. Professionals often guarantee their work and will come back to fix any mistakes without charging you extra. Most kitchen remodels are best completed with help from professional kitchen remodelers.
Remodelers’ past work
You can learn a lot about kitchen remodelers by looking at their previous work. Ask for a physical portfolio or a website link when speaking with various contractors so you can view some of their previous jobs. You’ll find that there are similarities or consistencies from project to project, as most contractors have somewhat of a signature with their work. Looking at past work can help you decide whether the work they do is what you’re looking for before you get started.
Reach out to get started
Don’t put off getting started on your kitchen remodel; get in touch with us at Elite Construction & Renovations. Our team of kitchen remodelers in Atlanta will help you design and build a beautiful new kitchen for your home. Give us a call at 770-624-9216 to book a consultation or send a message with your inquiry via our online contact form.