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A Bathroom Transformation

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It should be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Renovating your kitchen will increase your home’s value and make it a more enjoyable place for you to live. Before starting your remodel, it’s important to think ahead and plan accordingly.

A Kingswood Designs kitchen remodel

This checklist will provide you with a roadmap for your kitchen remodel with Kingswood Designs. Using this list, you’ll be able to achieve the kitchen of your dreams!

Plan Your Project

  • List everything you hope to achieve in your remodel
  • Make sure your lifestyle, likes, and dislikes are listed
  • Decide what’s necessary and what items are on your “wish list”
  • Think about what you consider to be most important in a kitchen
  • Determine whether you’ll be getting new appliances or re-using your existing appliances
  • Gather ideas you like from magazines, Pinterest, etc.
  • Plan for what you’ll do without the use of your kitchen during the remodel

Assess Your Needs

  • Determine whether you have any special storage needs
  • Identify if there are any traffic bottlenecks or areas that accumulate clutter
  • Identify your cooking style, whether professional, casual or occasional
  • Consider whether different areas should be larger or smaller
  • Consider a timeframe that works for your schedule
  • Think about which materials you’d like for flooring, sinks, countertops, cabinets, and backsplash
  • Have a clear idea of the features in your current kitchen that you’d like to keep and those you’d like to change
  • Identify other activities besides cooking that happen in your kitchen
  • Consider the future and how your needs will change over time
  • Consider the age and condition of your home
  • Develop your budget
  • Determine the value of your home
  • Include a 20% buffer in your budget for unexpected expenses

Hire a Professional

Create a Kitchen Design

  • Discuss your requirements and vision with your designer
  • Work with your selected designer to develop a detailed layout
  • Settle on the layout that will prove to be functional and fit for your lifestyle

Kitchen styles to consider:

Tap Into Your Style

Kitchen Countertop types to consider:

New kitchen remodel - swirly countertop design

Kitchen flooring types to consider:

  • Porcelain Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Engineered Wood
  • Wood plank tile
  • Luxury Vinyl Tile

Kitchen cabinet lines to consider:

Kitchen sink materials to consider:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Coated cast iron
  • Composite

Kitchen sink features to consider:

Kitchen lighting and electrical features to consider:

  • Track
  • Recessed
  • Inside cabinet lighting
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • Exhaust hood/fan

Kitchen finishes to consider:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Polished Chrome
  • Venetian Brass
  • Oil-rubbed bronze

Special features to consider:

  • Appliance panels
  • Wainscot panels
  • Crown moldings
  • Fluted or turned columns
  • Furniture kicks
  • Wine cooler
  • Television
  • Island stools
  • Butler’s pantry
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Coffee ‘bar’

Review the contract

Review the contract to ensure it covers all the important elements including:

  • A detailed description of the project
  • Responsible party for drawing permits and submitting paperwork necessary for inspection, if applicable
  • Materials to be used
  • Brand names of products
  • Payment amounts and due dates
  • Warranties and guarantees for the final product and craftsmanship
  • The contractor’s property damage liability and insurance coverage information

Construction Stage

  • Have a temporary kitchen or consider your dining out options
  • Make room for the renovation team’s vehicles and materials by clearing out your driveway and garage

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, you need a partner you can trust. Kingswood Designs delivers on all projects they complete with unprecedented quality. Our installers are full-time employees whose priority is to provide quality services from start to finish. Contact us for more information. If you can dream it, you can have it!