If you feel your kitchen is too small and does not suit your needs, the time has come for a remodel. But when you remodel your kitchen, it’s best to hire professionals to do the work to ensure it’s done properly and so you don’t accidentally get hurt trying to do repairs yourself.
The following guide walks you through the process of remodeling your kitchen and why hiring contractors is key to success:
Determine the New Layout for Your Kitchen
The first thing you need to do is talk to a contractor about the new kitchen design you want. If you already have a specific idea in mind, let the contractor know. He or she will be able to create a floor plan for you so that you will be able to know the exact dimensions of everything in the room.
Have the Cabinets Removed
When you’re remodeling your kitchen, everything will need to be removed from the space. When doing a kitchen cabinet remodel, it’s important to have professionals remove the cabinets so that they are not damaged during the removal process. You can donate the cabinets to a local charity that does repairs in homes for those that cannot afford to buy the materials themselves.
Have the Walls Removed
If you want to open up space, you can have walls removed. A professional needs to be hired to remove the walls to ensure that load-bearing walls are removed properly. The weight needs to be redistributed before the wall can be removed so that everything does not collapse upon removal. Professionals have the knowledge and equipment that is needed to make the removal process go smoothly.
Choose New Cabinets and Countertops
Once you have decided the layout of the kitchen, you can order your countertops and cabinets for the newly opened space. It’s best to order these items as soon as the floor plan is created so that the contractors don’t have to wait around for them to be delivered. If you are having custom cabinets or countertops created, you need to provide the manufacturers with a few weeks to do the work. If you wait until all of the demolition of the kitchen is complete to order the items, your contractors will not have work to do for a few weeks, which could cause your kitchen to stay in dismay longer than needed.
Have Professionals Handle the Installation
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that cabinet installation is easy to do and try to do it yourself. If you damage the cabinets during the installation process, you’ll have to wait around for a new one to be made. It’s best to simply let the professionals handle all of the installation so that you can rest assured that it’s done the right away and done as quickly as it can be. Most contractors can have a full set of kitchen cabinets installed within a day.
Hiring professionals to do the remodeling for you will ensure that the work gets done in a timely fashion and that it’s done properly. The entire time that the kitchen is being remodeled, the space will be somewhat useless to you. Not being able to use your kitchen will get old very quickly. You want to have all of the work done as quickly as possible so that you can start enjoying the kitchen sooner.