Are your kitchen remodeling expectations realistic or out of reach? Every homeowner has their own idea as to what the final result will look like, how long it will take, and the cost for the work. However, you need to take a step back to make sure you have a practical understanding of what you should really expect. Here are a few things to consider before beginning that renovation.
The Timeline Is an Approximation and May Change
When will your contractors finish the project? Before you start tearing down cabinets, you probably want to know how long all this will take. Of course, your contractor will give you an approximate timeline. But your renovation may take longer than expected.
Many things can—and will—arise during the project that may push your timeline back. For example, even the best contractor can’t foresee a supplier running out of the tiles you want for the backsplash. If you have your heart set on a new range model, you can’t make the manufacturer release it to the public any sooner.
While these setbacks may seem stressful, your contractor will work as fast as possible to come up with a resolution. Remember, it’s best to go with the flow. And good things happen when you wait.
Your Walls Will Talk and They Have Stories
Unless you built the house, you have no idea what’s really going on behind the walls. Even an inspection doesn’t always tell the entire story. When your kitchen renovation gets underway, the contractor may find a few hidden surprises.
What types of pre-existing conditions might your remodeler discover? During kitchen projects, plumbing issues are common. There is also a risk of finding electrical problems. You could choose to ignore these issues, but that opens another can of worms. It’s best to leave enough wiggle room in the budget to tackle any hidden problems that you may stumble across.
Making Decisions Isn’t Always Easy
As the homeowner, your contractor will expect you to make some important decisions along the way. Do you want marble or granite countertops? What type of hardware do you want on your cabinets? While these may seem like simple choices, many homeowners struggle to make a firm decision.
DIY television shows or even your friends may influence your selections. Once you realize how many options are out there, you may begin to second guess your choices. Your contractor will lead you through the process and offer professional advice, but in the end, the decision is ultimately yours to make.
Get the Kitchen of Your Dreams
Renovating your kitchen should be an exciting experience, and the team at Cabinet Cottage wants to make your dreams come true. We can help you navigate through different styles and materials to create the perfect kitchen for your family. Connect with us online to transform your kitchen remodeling expectations into your ideal space.