A kitchen renovation is more involved than a remodel or update. Kitchens are often the base of operations for many families. It is the first place from where our day starts and is a haven for late night snacks before going to bed. Quite often they are a family focal point or a quick neighborly social spot. In one perspective, the entire kitchen can have an influence can have great psychological impact on the family as whole. Such as with a client on a kitchen and bath renovation we did not long ago. Husband said, “Wife enjoys cooking and baking in kitchen more and she’s doing more of it!” Truth be told, he likes to dabble in there too.
In spite of these potential benefits, the kitchen is often a place that gets minimal attention. If you are considering sprucing things up in your home you should start with your kitchen. Kitchen Renovations are necessary after a certain period of time. A renovation keeps the kitchen alive, updated, functional and attractive to visit.
Unfortunately kitchens can suffer from a lot of wear and tear over time and a kitchen renovation may become necessary. Older homes have inadequate electrical needs, lighting, plumbing and cabinet space. Sometimes the layout and functionality just doesn’t cut it. If you are thinking of taking on a kitchen renovation you should keep in mind that sometimes it is not an easy undertaking and you should get some professional advice.
For effective renovation of kitchen you should consider reading a few magazines or going online pertaining to kitchen remodeling and renovations. Doing so is a great start to getting ideas that will help you with the decisions you will need to make. Visiting home improvement stores and other showrooms can also be a good source of inspiration and also will give you an idea of the costs of all the tools and materials. Bear in mind, this can be overwhelming as there are many options and price points available! Also keep in mind, just because it looks good doesn’t mean it is good. Paying a little more for quality is a better cost efficient option long term.
Before undertaking the investment of renovating your kitchen you must have a reasonable budget for your plan. Again, visit to a local home improvement store will give you a general idea of the costs of all the materials and tools you will need for the project. Check and double check your budget and then add some for contingencies. See whether it is within your range or not as you see the prices of the materials. Make any changes necessary in the plan to limit the cost within your range. don’t forget to factor delivery charges if applicable, time to hand pick your items and of course, sales taxes.
Oftentimes people get an idea of what a kitchen renovation projects ‘should’ cost from lead generation backed sites or some HGTV & DIY network shows. Most often the actual costs are inaccurate. Lead generation sites are designed to entice a perspective buyer to go through them so they in turn can sell leads to contractors. HGTV and DIY Network and other TV home shows are great for inspiration, ideas and even a sampling of ‘How To’, but most of them are geared toward selling product. Often products are given or heavily discounted for promotional purposes and the stars of the show as well as some of the subs get compensated by the network and is not reflected in the ‘job cost’.
Once you have an understanding of what undertaking the renovation is all about then you should consider whether it is something you would want to do on your own or get a professional designer and contractor to do the job for you.
Who is a great contractor to perform your renovation? If you reside in Rockford, IL and vicinity then you should hire Freedom Builders & Remodelers and get your kitchen renovated.
To see a list of services, view our home improvement and remodeling services page. To see some examples of our work, check out our kitchen remodeling and renovation portfolio page. To read what some of our former clients have to say about us, read our testimonials page. To contact us, you can call us at 815-985-0310 or submit your information through our contact form here