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Kitchen Renovation Preparation To Do List

You must be financially and emotionally prepared to undertake a renovation project. When you start poking around behind the walls and ceilings, you never know what you’re going to discover. Even if there are no significant errors, renovations are likely to cost more or take longer than expected.

Despite the fact that kitchen renovations will increase your home’s value and improve your quality of life in the long run, they also present a number of obstacles. Therefore, when embarking on a kitchen renovation, it is best to be well-prepared by asking yourself the following questions, which were previously presented by contracting expert JA Renovation at an AD-hosted event. “If you have the answers to these questions before you call the contractor, our conversation will be much more productive and efficient,” he says.

What is your purpose?

Clarifying your ultimate objective will help you and your contractor focus on what matters, whether it’s long-lasting solutions that will turn your kitchen into an efficient workhorse or less expensive design enhancements that will help you fetch a good selling price.

JA Renovation suggests asking, “Do you intend to sell your apartment in three years? Do you intend to spruce up for the upcoming sale? Or are you interested in having every bell and whistle? “

How long do you intend to reside in the house?

“If you’re only going to be living there for a year or two, you may want to consider a different type of renovation, one that is perhaps less expensive or more timeless and traditional in the aesthetic that your design team chooses,” says JA Renovation. “Since you’ll be living there for a bit longer, it’s only natural that you’ll spend a bit more and design something you adore.”

Have you any children?

“In that case, where will you store everything?” Will you have a kitchen equipped with a magnetic board? Do you display your children’s art? ” Also ideal for kid-friendly kitchens are resilient, easy-to-clean materials, such as wood or stone, so it’s important to keep your children’s needs in mind from the start.

Are there any allergies or health concerns to consider?

Inform your contractor if anyone in your household suffers from asthma or other breathing issues. If you have any of these concerns, JA Renovation recommends avoiding high-gloss lacquers as well as urea and phenol formaldehydes, which are used in the adhesives of most plywoods.

Will you reside in the residence during the renovation?

“It adds to the lead time and construction duration, so this is very important information to have,” he continues. It also increases the level of safety and cleanliness that must be maintained throughout the renovation.

What is your financial plan?

“This is a question you must first answer for yourself, so you know how much money you’re willing to spend, but it’s important to be forthright with your design team and contractors about this figure.” Once you have a budget in mind, add 10 to 20 percent to account for the fact that things rarely go as planned.

What have people living in comparable homes achieved, and what have their limitations been?

“I always recommend inviting your building’s superintendent to the first meeting, especially in New York City,” JA Renovation says. “Answering the question ‘Can we do it?’ sooner rather than later is extremely beneficial to the process.” Investigate local zoning regulations, historic preservation regulations, and yard setbacks.

Can that wall be removed to open up the kitchen?

It is simple to inquire with the building’s superintendent or other residents who may have completed renovations. It is also beneficial to schedule walkthroughs with these individuals to observe their work.

What lies beyond these walls?

Ask, “Are there utility risers that restrict the amount of wall that can be safely removed?”

When shall we get started?

As JA Renovation states, “I always say that a well-planned project is a well-executed project.” “Take the time to carefully plan all of your actions. “Purchase materials with a long lead time in advance.”

If you are prepared to move forward with your kitchen renovation, you will need to find a reliable design and construction team to assist you. Ask your contractor about their communication style, licence and insurance, preferred subcontractors, and other pertinent information so you can make an informed decision about who to entrust with this crucial project. After confirming that you’re both on the same page, it’s time to get to work!


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