Kitchen Remodeling Checklist
Your kitchen attracts a crowd whether you are entertaining guests, cooking, or just hanging out. Taking
on a kitchen remodeling project is a great way to update the most popular room. Most remodeling
projects have the added benefit of increasing a return on your investment. But getting started can be
difficult. That’s why Chicagoland Remodeling created this kitchen remodeling checklist to help you get
Make a List of Kitchen Features
Get started on your project by making a list of the things you need to consider. You may have features
you like and don’t want to change. Or you may want to change everything. No matter where you are on
the spectrum, start with a list of the things you want to accomplish with a kitchen remodeling project.
Here are the main areas you’ll want to think about redesigning your kitchen.
Working from this list will help guide you through your kitchen remodel. You’ll know what features you
want to focus on and how to budget for them.
Plan Your Budget
Once you know what features you want to address or change, set a budget. Your remodeling budget is
based on two things. One is the scope of the project and the elements you want to focus on. Secondly,
your own personal budget. You may want to consider a home improvement loan or a refinance. When
you talk with a local remodeling expert, they can give you an idea of the budget you’re going to need to
complete your project.
Choose Kitchen Materials
Your contractor may ask you some questions about the types of materials you prefer. You have
abundant options when thinking about each section of the kitchen. Flooring may be carpet, laminate,
tile, or wood. For countertops you can choose from granite, marble, tile, and other materials. Start
thinking about the materials you want to use for each area and discuss their practicality and function
with a Chicagoland Remodeling professional Kitchen Remodeling Checklist.
Choose a Kitchen Design
After you have some general ideas about what you want, start looking at the bigger picture. How do you
want your kitchen to function? Think about the appliances and workspaces. Here is a shorter kitchen
remodeling checklist to help.
- Appliances: Do you want counter-depth, slide-in, or built-in styles?
- Configurations: What kitchen shape do you want: galley style, L-shaped, U-shaped?
- Workspaces: Do you want a kitchen island? Open or closed cabinetry?
Color Scheme and Design
You may have not thought about a color scheme yet, that’s why it’s on the list. Colors are important,
and they influence everything. Our wall color influences the shade of your cabinets, countertop design
choices, and your appliance color choice. For instance, you may want to go with all stainless or all black
appliances. But not if you need more color to brighten the area. If your wall color choice is bright, you
can use darker neutralizing colors for other kitchen elements to balance it all out.
Plan for Life Without a Kitchen
What are you going to do if you need to survive without a fully functioning kitchen for a little while?
Start making some plans now to make the transition easier. Think about using alternative cooking
methods like an outdoor grill, crockpots, and microwaves. You may want to use disposable dinnerware
temporarily until everything is back up and running. Where will you store dishes, utensils, and small
appliances while the remodeling is being done?
Contact Your Reputable Kitchen Remodeling Contractor Today!
Are you ready to get started with your kitchen remodeling project? Contact the experienced
professionals at Chicagoland Remodeling! We’ll give you a free quote and help you so you can make
educated well-thought-out choices about your kitchen elements. We’re here to help you get the kitchen
you want! Call us today!