A new year always heralds a new opportunity for change, and in many households in the United States, renovations are believed to take up a major budget. A report by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, which is known as the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity or LIRA, forecasts that improvement and repair costs can reach up to $400 billion by the third quarter of the year.
Kitchen remodeling, in particular, is expected to be on the rise this year according to the 2022 US Houzz Kitchen Trends report. As such, it is in the interest of homeowners who intend to commission a kitchen remodeling to make sure that their investments will pay off. A successful project is essential to:
- Getting a rewarding recoup value for the kitchen renovation
- Achieving the aesthetic, functionality, and comfort goals of the project
- Feeling satisfied with the investment; and
- Raising the value of your home
Here are some of the most useful tips to remember for a successful kitchen remodeling whether in Atlanta or in other areas.
A kitchen remodeling is a lengthy process that will not be completed within a few weeks; experts say that typically, such a project will run up to four months or 12 weeks. This is why it is important to prepare appropriately for the duration of the project. One of the first things that you need to plan for is where you will station your temporary kitchen while the renovation is underway.
Additionally, think through all the logistics of the process. Research material suppliers, decide your theme, establish your goals, and prepare your budget. The preparation phase will play a big role in the success of the entire project.
Understand what is and isn’t possible.
Speaking of preparations, remember that you need to be realistic about what can be accomplished and, more importantly, what is not possible. A kitchen remodeling typically works within what you already have; in other words, you need to assess your current kitchen to properly strategize for and implement the renovation.
If you have a limited floor space, for example, chances are you won’t be able to install a new component that will not work with your current area. Similarly, if you are not gutting everything down and upgrading every feature or component of your kitchen, you may have to keep within certain boundaries in redesigning or renovating your kitchen.
Hire trusted help.
Finally, make sure to work with trusted contractors that will help you transform your ideas into reality, and your objectives into results. A professional company such as Sterling Works will help you prioritize what is necessary to ensure that you don’t compromise on function over form, meet your project requirements, and make the most out of your investment.
‘Strong Growth’ Foreseen for Remodeling Through 2022, KitchenBathDesign.com
10 Big Takeaways From the 2022 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, Houzz.com