How do you achieve a successful kitchen renovation?

1. Design Development:

This where the important part starts – meeting with a designer. It’s important that this professional will understand what it is you desire  and will work hard to express that. Together you’ll start to develop a concept and discuss how you want your kitchen to be. What will it look  like? What features are important to you? How large of a kitchen can you  reasonably build in the existing space? What elements will be involved  ie: eat-in size, counter with bar? With these details outlined, the designer will create the initial drawings of your new kitchen. 

2. Material Selection and Sourcing:

  Remember that getting the best price does not necessarily mean making the best choice for your kitchen. In many cases you really do get what you pay for. It’s important to understand the different materials that are available, the differences between them, how long they will last, how tough they are and what kind of care they’ll need.  

Some of the materials which you’ll discuss are:


  • Cabinets
  • Counter top
  • Appliances
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Lighting
  • Floor
  • Wall & ceiling finishes
  • Moldings 

3. Project Implementation - demolition to completion

 

More Points to Consider: 

Setting up a reasonable time line


Why is it important to set a reasonable time line to complete the kitchen renovation project?

Keep  stress down! If you know how long certain parts will take, you’ll be  able to plan for contingencies such as: pre-making meals for the freezer  for days when you’re sick of eating out, ordering take-out and dreaming  of a home-cooked meal.

Think it through. During the material  selection and sourcing stage you can review the materials with the  designer to ensure you’re on budget and make adjustments if necessary.  Remember, you shouldn’t be forced in to making fast decisions for  materials.

You may have already set a budget but remember to save  an extra 10 – 30 % in case something unexpected comes up. Didn’t know  you have copper plumbing from the 50's that needs to be brought up to  code? Good thing you have that extra money.

  

Sometimes  there’s a lot more to getting one’s kitchen redone than expected. All  you can think of is how much bigger, brighter, more functional or  beautiful you want your kitchen to be. At 1 Stop Shop  with careful planning and understanding what kind of undertaking such a project can be, you won’t be caught off guard. There is a lot of work  involved in a kitchen renovation however it will all be worth it in the end!