In order to be successful, make a plan as well as a time line and try to stick with it. Create A Plan
Before buying one new appliance or a box of tile for the counter top, you need to have a plan. There are so many different factors that need to be taken into consideration before starting a kitchen renovation.
First, you need to decide if you are going to able to do all of the work yourself. If not, make a list of all of the people that you are going to need to hire to get everything completed. Is there one person or company that can do everything? Begin to research those types of options. How much are you planning to spend on the kitchen renovation?
You don’t want to get half way through and realize that you can’t afford to put in a new dishwasher or replace the old cabinets. You may not be exactly sure how much you want to spend, but you should at least have a ballpark figure of the amount this is going to cost. If you aren’t sure, begin to price new appliances, the cost of supplies and materials as well as the cost of subcontracting out some of the work.
Create a Time Line
If you are working with other companies or individuals, their schedules will help you determine the time line. If the cabinets can be started until next month, you may want to put off the people coming to paint or lay tile until that part is complete. You don’t want to be completely without a kitchen for an extended amount of time, so try to see how everything can fit together to work in your best interest. Doing the project yourself also requires a time line.
You want to give yourself a guide so that you are able to see if you are falling behind or ahead of schedule. This will help keep you accountable to getting everything done in a timely manner. It can also give everyone in your home hope that the kitchen renovation will not take forever.
Break the Job Into Pieces
For most people, a kitchen renovation cannot be completed in a weekend, even with the help of professionals. Because of this, try to work on one thing at a time, allowing your family to still be able to have use of this area of the home. You need a refrigerator and maybe even the oven on a daily basis, so try to set up work to be done in one area at a time, or one task at a time.
There will come a time when the appliances will need to be removed in order to get things done, but that doesn’t have to be on the first day that work begins.
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