How to remodel your kitchen

You’ve finally decided to remodel your kitchen. So, what’s next?

 Many homeowners, unsure of where to begin, fall into the categories below. A few start by reviewing appliances while others collect inspiring kitchen design ideas. Some come to the conclusion that additional space is required to bring their ideas to life. Others are keener on keeping up to date with the latest technological advancements but are concerned about their budget. 

When remodeling a kitchen, as with any other renovation project, there are certain stages that must be followed, all of which demand great planning, commitment, and a lot of patience.

1. Collect and sketch out ideas for your kitchen remodel

The most fundamental step in a kitchen remodel is to identify what your preferences are and what you want to achieve. Begin your search for ideas by navigating through your favorite social media pages about design options and home renovation websites. There is a huge variety of design styles and layout ideas to choose from.

It’s important to strategize the style you want to implement and to figure out what fixtures and materials will be utilized. Draw up a general sketch of the remodel once you’ve come up with a realistic plan.

Determining the distance between cabinets or where the kitchen island will be positioned are practical issues that constitute all important stages in the design process.

Knowing the exact plan can offer designers and contractors a clear idea of the strategy to be followed. This will make it easier to receive preliminary estimates for your kitchen remodeling job.

2. Create a kitchen remodel budget and timeline 

It’s time to figure out how much your ideal kitchen will cost now that you have an idea of what you want it to look like. To establish a solid basis for your kitchen remodel budget, do some research.

While determining the precise cost of a kitchen makeover this early is difficult, defining a budget threshold now will allow you to begin contacting specialists.

You should also have a general idea of how long your kitchen remodel will take so that you can mentally prepare for the major undertaking.

Every custom kitchen remodel is a unique project, meaning that the schedule will depend on a number of factors and variables.

3. Contact the experts

From transforming old or damaged cabinetry, adding super high gloss finishes, to project management, there’s a professional for just about every aspect of a serious kitchen remodel project.

At Unica Concept we deliver custom cabinetry tailored for your specific lifestyle and comfort. “Standard” is no longer an option because each home and kitchen is unique and has its own concept and solution, tailored to our client’s vision. We have the skills, resources, and expertise to create a stunning, high-quality result that our customers will be proud of.

4. Create a schematic

Sketches, spatial planning, furniture positioning, and elevations depicting the layout and cabinet dimensions are included in this phase. You’ll also need an outline to work out what materials belong where, the surface area, and the expenses. 

Experts will take the time to listen to your ideas and expectations and provide you with all the necessary tools and knowledge to make the best choices for your specific project.

5. Gather design development and construction documentation.

This is where the final permit set or Construction Drawings (CDs) enter the equation. It’s essential to have your fixtures and fittings already planned out because they’ll be included in the contractor’s ultimate pricing.

For permits, you must submit drawings. There is a lead time on these, so check with your local municipality to see when they will be available. To complete the paperwork and obtain your permits, you’ll need to employ an engineer, designer, or professional contractor.

6. Get ready for the “demo” day

The big day has finally arrived! The paperwork has been thoroughly reviewed and authorized, the design is complete, and the crew you hired to assist you is ready to begin taking down the kitchen. 

It’s time to start emptying out the cabinetry, putting the unnecessary items away or-recycle. If you’re living in the house while the kitchen is being renovated, plan on putting together a provisional kitchen so you don’t go insane!

Having discussed all the details beforehand you might help to set expectations and make the kitchen remodel process go more smoothly.

Once the remodeling is over, you can resume your routine in a brand new kitchen.

Please follow and like us: