Remodeling your kitchen can be so much fun! In fact, it can be such a thrill that we often fail to consider some basic aspects of design, functionality, and even space. Do you want granite countertops or maybe concrete countertops? This lack of premeditation often results in high, unnecessary expenses, dissatisfied clients, and maintenance issues that could have easily been averted.
So, really first rule of thumb is, when you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, take a step back and really consider what you have to work with. Here are a few guidelines that may help you push through this initial phase of this exciting adventure.
1. Design: No battle that has been ever won without proper planning. Obviously you want the best, high-end countertop within your budget for your kitchen, but you also need to take into consideration how much usage it will be getting. Certain countertops aren’t meant for heavy traffic areas where there is a lot of cutting, sliding, etc. Some countertops, despite being sealed or treated, commonly get scratched. If it’s a tight space you’re working in, you definitely want to make sure all measurements are precise. The slightest centimeter off and your countertop may not fit. You even may want to consider hiring a good contractor so that they can handle delivery, installation, and proper sealing—if your counter top requires it.
2. Budget: At Cabinetry and Stone Depot, we have a plethora of options to fit in your design and budget. However, unexpected costs are around the corner with every remodel and renovation. It’s important to thoroughly plan out all budgets and allow for a slight cushion to fall back on, should these inevitable costs ensue. Certain countertops are also more expensive to upkeep and require an annual resealing to protect the surface.
3. Research: There’s more options out there than you think—how can you be so sure you’re choosing the right one? Whether you’re looking for cabinets or countertops, the choices can be never-ending. There are tons of different countertops on the market, each with their own perks and faults. That is why it is so important to properly do your research before committing to a design. A design may look gorgeous on paper but once the installation is complete, all the problems begin to surface.
Consulting the professionals at Cabinetry and Stone Depot can prove to be a major help in your pursuit to build the perfect kitchen. We can assist in your design choices and help you choose the perfect countertops and cabinetry that are a perfect fit for your daily life. Call us or visit us online to explore your options.