So you want to remodel your kitchen, huh? Here at Southeastern Carpentry Inc., we specialize in helping clients find the appropriate kitchen remodel outcome, and it all begins with you taking the time to reflect on your lifestyle. After all, a kitchen remodel should heighten your interactions with the room. It should enhance the way you cook, dine, and entertain guests. How a kitchen does that, however, comes down to your specific needs.
Fear not, though, for we can help walk you through the entire process, ensuring you get the most from your kitchen. For example, one of the best things you can do is create a kitchen planning worksheet, which will contain data pertaining to your kitchen’s outcome. Like the expected size, color, material, etc., that you want the kitchen to have.
The Initial Steps
A kitchen remodel is no simple task, so it’s truly important that you have a vision in mind before beginning. This cannot be stressed enough. Ask yourself, Why must the kitchen be remodeled? Is there something wrong with the store capabilities? The look? The size? The layout? Your answers to these questions will help determine the final outcome of the project, and it may even lead you to consider factors previous forgotten.
Better yet, taking the time to think about the end result of the kitchen remodel will help you to create a budget. And the last thing you want to do is contact a kitchen remodeling contractor without any idea as to how much you intend to spend.
The Organic Process
Having now remodeled kitchens for countless clients, the Southeastern Carpentry team knows how best to engage clients throughout the process. Here’s the general breakdown of questions necessary for working from concept to completion:
- How big will the finished kitchen remodel be?
- What about the orientation of sunlight through windows?
- Which rooms will connect to the kitchen?
- How does the homeowner live? (E.g., cooking habits, business style, etc.)
- How much is the allotted budget?
- What is the condition of the building?
Once all of these questions have been answered, we’ll be in a better position to work through the kitchen remodeling project.
Additional Factors to Consider
Utility Infrastructure: If the kitchen is antiquated or especially old, you should take special consideration for electrical and plumbing needs. Contact an electrician or plumber to investigate the kitchen’s utility needs. With such a professional on the team, the project will move much more efficiently (and safely).
Moreover, the investigation of infrastructure should extend past utilities to include sagging floors or slanted walls. These kind of problems can easily increase the cost of the remodeling project. If you have such a problem, contact us – while we’re home to towns like North Attleboro, Plainville, and Wrentham; we offer high quality kitchen carpentry services for a number of towns in Massachusetts. We’re happy to discuss what such an issue will do to the remodeling process.
End Result Size: Do you plan on knocking down walls for more kitchen space? Will the size of your kitchen accommodate all of your future storage needs? Do you want a prep sink?
These simple questions can easily be overlooked during the excitement of planning a kitchen. Invite an architect into the process to help maximize space and ensure you end up with a kitchen that fully caters to your specific needs, both current and future.
Current Layout: How much of the current layout do you want to keep? Is there something of the existing layout that you simply must ensure remains intact? These requests should be made early in the remodeling process, for any kind of restrictions on the contractors can make projects that much more difficult. It’s best to make them fully aware of your desires at the start.
Of course, if you still have questions about the kitchen remodeling process, contact the professionals here at Southeastern Carpentry Inc. We are more than happy to chit-chat about your project. We’re known in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Plainville, and many other nearby towns for our professionalism and quality of work.