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Your Ultimate Kitchen Remodel Checklist

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!