Your kitchen is one of the most commonly used rooms throughout the entire house. Having a poorly designed kitchen can make it challenging to have multiple people gathering in and disrupt overall functionality. At DBC Remodeling & Construction, we want to help you create a kitchen that you love and works well for your home. Check out how our kitchen design process works, so you can best plan out the kitchen remodel of your dreams!
Before you start ripping down the cabinets, think to yourself why you want to remodel your kitchen. What problem are you trying to solve? Do you need more kitchen space or storage? Does your current kitchen layout not flow well with your lifestyle? Are you looking to upgrade the overall style of your kitchen?
Determining the reason behind your desired kitchen remodel will help you start the planning process, and our design team learns more about what you are looking to achieve. If you don't figure out what it is that makes you crazy or how you want the space to function, you will never be happy with the final product, no matter how well the remodeler does his job.
Whenever you are interested in remodeling a part of your house, you need to determine what your budget is going to be. Knowing a ballpark range of what you intend to spend and how you will finance it will help keep you on track throughout the process. If you have never remodeled before, a good rule of thumb is whatever you think it will cost; it's at least double. Keep your budget at a realistic level by talking to your contractor about what you envisioned and do some of your research on different remodeling prices throughout your area.
Now comes the fun part - designing your new kitchen! To help make the remodeling process move along steadily, you must put all your design ideas together on paper. Mapping everything out will help your contractor understand your vision and avoid any significant design flaws. At DBC Remodeling & Construction, we have professionally trained designers that can help you bring your kitchen dreams to life on paper.
It also helps to have your kitchen design on paper to confirm that your cost estimate is accurate. Without a design plan, your contractor cannot give you an accurate cost estimate. Getting an estimate before having a design plan will be like comparing apples to oranges to pepperoni; it will never work outright. Different kinds of materials each cost different amounts, which can change the overall price of the project. When you have a design plan, you know what materials are being used, how much of the materials are needed, and their exact cost.
The design process takes time to get right and meet your expectations. Be honest with your designer about your budget, and they will lead you to make the decisions to fulfill your vision without breaking the bank. Another friendly tip - do not try to take shortcuts around labor and installation costs. Choosing to cut corners could lead to your more expensive cabinets being installed by an inexperienced contractor and mistakes being made. Hiring a professional contractor and choosing more modest cabinets will result in an overall better-finished product.
Get your kitchen remodeling project started the right way with help from the experts at DBC Remodeling & Construction! Our goal is to provide you with your dream kitchen, and with our professional designers there to map out the process, we can do it quickly and efficiently. Schedule a quote with our team today in Erie, Harborcreek, Meadville, Corry, Warren, Titusville, Edinboro, Falconer, Fairview, Jamestown, or nearby!