According to studies, the best way to add value to your home and to improve your existing residence is by remodeling your kitchen. It is one of the most used and important rooms in your home. The kitchen is usually the hub or centerpiece of a home and as such needs to be a room that is highly functional, comfortable and well designed.
Remodeling your kitchen gives you the opportunity to create a custom designed kitchen with new appliances, flooring, counter tops, cabinets, trim and paint. This is a chance to have the kitchen you’ve always wanted that revolves around the needs of your home, while creating a new look to compliment the rest of your home design. Also, this is the best time to add any new appliances and kitchen amenities that you may desire. New appliances are more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, which will create a sustainable and cost efficient household.
Tips for Remodeling Your Kitchen
The first step is to determine the budget for your project. An imperative part of creating the budget is determining if the cost of the project is outweighed by the value added. After you finalize your budget you will need to determine which appliances you will purchase. When deciding on appliances, you will need to take into account what will work in your existing space, or if you will need to change the placement of countertops or cabinets to accommodate the new appliances. When choosing new appliances, select the models that offer the highest energy efficiency and best reviews within your budget.
Once you’ve decided upon the new appliances and have taken the proper measurements, you can make some more informed decisions about the placement of cabinets, countertops, types of materials and the other design choices for your remodeling project.
When a kitchen is being remodeled there may be many different types of materials, tools, and skills needed for the project. There will likely be at least some plumbing, electrical, flooring, cabinet installation, finish carpentry and painting done before the project is finished. Therefore, it is important that all of the building, plumbing, and electrical codes are considered and followed to insure safety and proper operation. Also, permits may be necessary for different portions of the process, and you may also need final inspections.
Reasons to Use a Professional Contractor
A professional contractor has the knowledge, experience, and training to make your decision process a lot easier. They can help you create a reasonable budget; get you recommendations, and the best prices for appliances and materials. They also make the ordering portion easier, as they’re experienced at taking accurate measurements and order the correct amount of materials to ensure there is no waste, nor will you run out of materials before the project is completed. The contractor can also verify that all of the building, electric and plumbing codes are followed, appropriate permits are acquired and inspections scheduled and passed successfully.
Remodeling a kitchen can be one of the biggest remodel projects in any home. A professional contactor will help you design your new customized kitchen as well as coordinate with the skilled craftsmen necessary to ensure there are no time lags or delays.
A licensed contractor will not only help you create your budget but they have the knowledge, manpower, and experience needed to make sure you stay within that budget for the entire project. Hiring a licensed contractor gives you the peace of mind that you are getting a quality project completed; during the most expedite timeline for the best price. Additionally, they can make sure that all of the installation guidelines are followed to protect the warranties on your newly purchased appliances and equipment.
It is important to choose a contractor that is licensed and insured to protect the investment of your new kitchen. A reputable contractor will also guarantee their work and stand behind their service.
Here in Albemarle, Augusta, and Nelson Counties the best choice to remodel your kitchen is Hatter and Sons, Incorporated. For the best in for all types of renovations, new home construction, commercial building and service, call Philip Hatter today @ (540) 569-6351 for a consultation.