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The Five Most Important Kitchen Renovation Steps

A kitchen renovation is a big project that is as challenging as it is exciting. The anticipation you feel while waiting to see your dream kitchen come true can sometimes be overpowered by physical exhaustion and anxiety, especially if the eventual costs exceed the allotted budget. To ensure that adversity doesn't ruin your adventure, follow these five essential kitchen renovation steps:

 

Reflect

 

A kitchen renovation will cost you a substantial amount of time, effort, money, and even emotional expenditure. You must deal with details that are small and significant, trivial and crucial, so you have to approach the project with a clear mind. Reflect on the most important aspects, such as whether it will be a major overhaul or a surface-level renovation, the allocated budget, and what you want and need for your kitchen. Put your decisions in writing and let them serve as your roadmap.

 

Next, you should do your due diligence in finding a local contractor that is familiar with trades in your area and can “see around corners” guiding you to the perfect kitchen. You’ll need a carpenter (which most contractors will have on their crew), electrician, gas technician, drywaller, painter, tile guy, countertop pro, possibly an HVAC professional and a plumber in Guelph.

 

 

Solid Kitchen Design Plan

 

The next thing to do is to decide on a reliable kitchen design. Some frequently used plans include the corridor configuration, one-wall design, and the L-shape, double L-shape, and U-shape layouts. Each design has its pros and cons. Ensure that what you choose matches your needs for function and flow of work and traffic in the kitchen.

 

Workflow

 

Launch the kitchen renovation project with an efficient workflow. Start with the plumbing  and electrical. Update old plumbing; watch out for leaks and be ready to replace some pipes. 

 

When shifting from electric to a gas stove, you should consider incorporating a new gas line. Because the kitchen usually has the most appliances and lights, the electrical wiring and circuit breaker should be planned in great detail and implemented thoughtfully.

 

Up Before Down

 

After you have addressed all plumbing and electrical issues, it is the time to work from top to bottom. Begin with putting up the drywall, and then prepare the walls before painting. Sand them, fill the holes, and clean the surface; tape off doorways, windows, moldings, and other things to remain unpainted. After painting, remember to apply a second coat. Then you can turn your focus to the floor, which you should finish before you install your cabinets.

 

Finishing Touches

 

When you've completed the framework for your kitchen project, you can attend to the finishing touches. Install the cabinets and countertops. A fresh, new backsplash will add personality to your kitchen, as will additional ambient and task lighting.

 

These five essentials can save you from many subsequent troubles and make your kitchen remodeling as enjoyable as possible.

 

A new kitchen would add massive value to your home not only on the market but in making your home more comfortable for your family. Don’t forget to check what government grants are available before starting your project . Best of luck!

 

All this month we are featuring tips around the home! Keep posted for what is next!

 

 

 

 

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