Now is the perfect time to begin that renovation project you’ve been dreaming of. But before you begin, read this checklist provided by Designer, Melissa Davis from McCalls Carpet One on what you need to do 6 months to days before your project begins.
3 TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE:
Find Inspiration – pull images of your dream kitchen and create a binder or boards on Pinterest or Houzz.
Take stock – what do you love or hate about your kitchen now?
Make a budget – Kitchen renovations can be as simple as a facelift, but even just changing appliances requires an electrician and plumber. Plan every foreseeable cost in advance to avoid overspending mid-renovation.
Hire the team – select a designer, cabinet company and contractor that will work together as a cohesive team and understand your style and budget limitations.
3 TO 6 WEEKS BEFORE:
Make decisions – select the style, palette, appliances and fixtures in advance to leave time for substitutions if needed. Budget and availability often means that changes are needed.
Call it Done – settle on a layout, down to the smallest details like drawer inserts and lighting.
Pack it up – Pack up your existing kitchen items and store them. Don’t leave anything behind that might slow down the crew. Time is money!
Stick to the plan – There will be a lot of questions. No matter how much preplanning was done, things come up. If you’ve properly planned in advance feel confident in the choices and stick to the original plan. Changes part way through cost time and money.
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