When pertaining to a remodeling project, the unknowns can be alarming. Starting a flooring Phoenix remodeling project on your own can be overwhelming. Individuals tend to avoid renovations, even when they desperately need them, because they do not want to go through the process of finding a contractor. Locating the contractor who is best fitting for your project can be a rather difficult task.
The contractors for a kitchen remodel Scottsdale project needs to know your plan and be able to work in your budget range. Do not fall into the words of your contractor when they use the term “upgrade”, because 9 out of 10 times, they are just wanting you to spend more money, than what is needed. Finding the right contractor is your first and most important step in this process.
Know Your Steps of Remodeling:
Knowing what you want, makes the project go smoother. You have a plan. A plan will help you determine which contractor is right for you. Always be upfront about your budget, it is important for the contractor to know what they are dealing with. You should always be aware of what you are paying for, always ask the contractor, “how much is this going to cost me”. This way nothing is a surprise.
The first step is locating a contractor. To start this step speak to your friends and family, determine if they recommend a certain contractor. Always ask for reviews of the contractors work before contacting them, it is important to know the contractor’s pros and cons; the pros should always outweigh the cons. Make sure the contractor you hire understands what you are looking for, fits your budget, and is highly qualified. No one likes hiring a contractor who gets paid and then skips out on the job. Which reminds me, do not pay a contractor in advance to avoid then skipping out on the job.
A good contractor, is a contractor who does a job well done. What you see from them is exactly what you will be getting. If you find a contractor you like, but there is a wait limit, wait for them. The best contractors are the ones who are worth waiting for. They have the busiest schedules.
The next step is to plan a layout that is smart and fitting to your needs. When creating your layout for your kitchen or your bathroom remodel, it is important to know exactly what you want. You do not have time to change your mind multiple times, this can raise your cost and confuse your contractor. Your plan needs to be current and final.
When creating your plan you need to know your kitchen and bathroom inside out, this means; you know where all the windows are, you know how many individuals use the restroom or kitchen, know your style, keep cleaning in mind, and think about one luxury item you want in each room. It is important to pick out one, so you do not splurge on 5 or 10 luxury items, this will help in cost.
Counter tops, perhaps more than anything in your kitchen, show their age and wear over time. Unsightly chips and stains on outdated Formica counter tops are the most obvious change necessary in most older kitchens. Though they can be costly, granite counter tops could be the best investment once could make in a kitchen renovation. When choosing your counter tops, remember that what you choose should be the anchor of color in your kitchen. Most everything else in the kitchen can be easily changed so a versatile color or pattern is worth considering when spending the money to remodel your kitchen.
Older appliances also reveal the age of a kitchen. New appliances are not only more efficient, but also can provide an up to date look and feel to the space. For example, replacing the stark white appliances that came with the house with new stainless steel appliances can give any kitchen a more up to date look. This simple change can work in almost any kitchen. It can also be one of the easier changes for you to make. Because many of the larger home improvement chains offer inexpensive, if not free, delivery and installation, shopping for the appliance is the only work necessary on your part.
Finally, consider changing the flooring in your kitchen. The outdated linoleum can be replaced with with tile or laminate flooring that is easy to clean. Like your counter tops, flooring has a little more permanence in your kitchen and should be chose carefully so that you have more options to make changes in color and decor at a later time.
Making one or all of these changes will bring new life to an old kitchen. Your family and loved ones are important so it is equally important to take they space where they gather most and make it warm and inviting.
If you are trying to remodel your hall bathroom often there is only a vanity and a toilet, but the space is usually small. If you have a smaller bathroom space I highly recommend staying away from darker paint colors. Dark paint colors tend to make a space feel enclosed, try a pastel blue, green, or orange. How old is your vanity? Is it over ten years old? If so, you may want to consider getting a new vanity and updating the plumbing. But don’t fear, vanities are not expensive and usually with materials and install will cost you anywhere from $1,200 to $1,500. That’s not too bad, is it?