When it comes to working in a kitchen, layout is everything. The kitchen is a space where clear and frictionless movement is often required. Fitting multiple people into a space where they can cook, bake, and mingle, sometimes all at once, is important for maintaining the flow of your home. Your space might present challenges, you might live in a particularly small house for example. However, there is always a way to create a bit more efficiency. A kitchen remodel is a great opportunity to create an efficient and easy-to-use workspace.
When upgrading a kitchen, a lot of the finer details can be missed. Right when you think you’ve finished the project, you actually find out you have to put more money toward parts of the kitchen that you didn’t expect. To ensure your kitchen remodel stays on budget, here are four overlooked updates that you should make to your kitchen. The following four tips can ultimately add value to your home and largely improve its function and visual appeal.
At 123 Remodeling, we take the planning stages of your project very seriously. This includes spending ample time on choosing your materials, getting everything cleared with the condo board and homeowners association, and making sure there’s a clear plan before anyone picks up a hammer.
If you think only mansion-sized kitchens can look beautiful, then you’re very wrong. Even the smallest of spaces can look stylish and be highly functional. All you need is a good design and a few handy ideas from the pros and your small kitchen will look chic and stylish. Here’s your plan of attack.
In a perfect world where nothing goes wrong, all the materials show up on time, and there are no delays with city permits or your condo board, a kitchen remodel can be done in about 3 weeks. But this is the real world, and the average timeline ends up being a few months. Sometimes tiles are broken in transit or your building’s elevator is reserved for people moving for the next few weeks. The granite countertop of your dreams might not be in stock for months, and the cabinet makers might be especially busy this time of year.
They say that when it comes to the triangle of price, speed, and quality, you can only choose two. At 123 Remodeling, we prioritize quality over everything else, so this week we’re having a conversation about how to manage your timeline expectations. Here are a few things you should plan to encounter that’ll slow your work down, and some suggestions to counteract them.
In the last decade, as the country recovers from the 2008 crash of the real estate market, resale value has been at the front of homeowning minds looking to make renovations. If you’re planning to sell your house in the next 2-5 years, you might start looking at your options for increasing that resale value. But where should you start? Maybe a fresh coat of paint on the exterior? Some new trim and landscaping? Those will make a good first impression, but once potential buyers come in, the kitchen is very likely to be the room that gets the most attention.
People are spending more time in kitchens than ever, between having smaller homes with fewer social spaces, and the rise of Foodie culture, kitchens are the stars of the housing market. Not to mention that kitchen updates yield a 60-85% return on investment. But, more importantly, a great kitchen helps a house sell that much faster. So what are some simple changes for making your kitchen more appealing to buyers?