Home remodels can be stressful, especially if you haven’t undergone the process before. If you are eager to remodel and redesign your kitchen but don’t know where to start, we are here to help. The first steps to planning your kitchen remodel should always be creating your project outline, estimating timelines, gathering basic information, and finding inspiration. Once you have this information, you and your T&G Builders kitchen remodeling team can start planning the particulars of your successful kitchen remodel.
Choose a Project Outline
As you start planning your kitchen remodel, it’s time to make a complete list of what you want this project to accomplish. Do you want a full-scale redesign with new flooring, countertops, cabinets, appliances, and more? Or do you want something smaller, with a few focused updates on countertops or appliances? This project outline can help you as your remodeling process goes on.
Once you know what you want, you can dive into budgeting. This will include considering how much you want to invest. You may need to pursue financing options to obtain the budget you want. Consulting with designers and installers can help you get a general idea of installation and material costs.
Estimate Your Project Timeline
Project timelines can be challenging, but your project manager can help you create a realistic timeline for your kitchen remodel. If you need a permit, that may influence your timeline. Then, potential vendors may have estimated lead times to receive the products (like countertops, cabinets, tiles) that you are ordering from them. To schedule a smooth project, it is often best to gather all lead times and give yourself an additional eight weeks to cover any potential re-orders or slow deliveries.
Find Inspiration for Kitchen Remodels
Once you have the big-picture details set, you can start exploring design ideas. There are countless cabinet door styles, light fixtures, countertops, appliances, and color schemes to choose from, so it’s best to spend time on these elements. Browse sites like Pinterest, Houzz, and Instagram to find kitchen designs that inspire you.
As you start planning your kitchen remodel, remember to create a space that complements your home. While you want your kitchen to be new and beautiful, you don’t want it to feel separate from the rest of your home style.
Measure Your Space
You can either measure your space yourself or hire a professional to measure for you. Every material and cabinet company you work with will likely want as many details as possible. The majority of measurements needed for a kitchen remodel are the following:
- Window Openings (including moldings)
- Door Openings (including moldings)
- Ceiling Height
- Appliance Specs
- Appliance Center Lines
- Outlets and Light Switch Locations
- Plumbing Center Lines
- Any Unique Features
Start Shopping for New Kitchen Products
Take your measurements and start exploring options from your favorite vendors. Planning your kitchen remodel includes finding the best deals without skipping on quality. Our experienced design team at T&G Builders can advise you on the best options for your budget and your preferred style.
Build Your Dream Home With T&G Builders
T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.