The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Kitchen Remodeling Project

You’re ready to give your kitchen the makeover it deserves. If only you knew where to start.

Do you rip out the flooring first, or should you consider changing those cabinets and picking a good counter island before anything else?

Guide to Planning a Kitchen Remodeling Project

Before you begin making any big changes, we think it’s best if you read the information below so you can give your kitchen remodel the attention it deserves.

Your Ideal Kitchen Remodel Guide

  • Plan Ahead then Proceed

The first thing you need to figure out before proceeding with your kitchen remodel is a budget. Here are some things you need to account for:

  • The material
  • The contractor
  • The cleaner
  • Extra labor
  • Hidden costs i.e. shipping costs and taxes

Start by doing some research. Visit our showroom to know your options in flooring and cabinets etc and subtract that amount from the overall cost. Add at least 10 percent for unforeseen expenses. Next, make sure what you’re buying is premium quality. You’re investing a substantial sum into this makeover; you need to make sure you’re putting your money in the right place.

But be practical. Frivolous spending is not on the agenda. So don’t be tempted to buy anything fancy just because you like it. Do not go beyond your budget.

  • Consider Your Layout

premium qualityChoose a layout that’s functional and practical. If you’re adding anything new to the design like new cabinets, make sure to contact a cabinet manufacturer and ask for their advice on what works best for the room.

If possible, go with the simple but effective triangle pattern. In this system, the sink, stove and refrigerator are arranged in a triangle pattern so as to make tasks easier in the kitchen.

  • Be Cautious of Kitchen Spacing

right kitchen spacingConvenience isn’t the only factor involved when deciding on right kitchen spacing. Proper planning ensures that the kitchen is safely spaced out, especially if the room is small. For example:

  • For a counter, have at least 24” of space on either side of the sink and 36” for food preparation
  • Leave proper space for appliances so the regular size appliance can fit and can be opened with ease.
  • The walkways must be wide enough to allow proper passage. If you have a counter, there should be at least 42” of space between them

If you’re not sure about this spacing, it’s best to contact a professional in the field so they can guide you accurately.

Plan it Out with I-Maxx Exchange!

Now that you know the basics, come to our showroom.

Offering the very latest options in luxury solid wood kitchen cabinets and flooring, we’ll help you remodel your kitchen and give it the look you need!

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