Face Your Kitchen
Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Kitchen Remodeling and Design Preparation

by Amy Fanter
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has several helpful tips for those who are considering a kitchen remodeling project.

In fact, according to the NKBA, the best place to start is to decide exactly what it is you want out of your kitchen remodeling project and then work with a professional to incorporate those elements into your kitchen remodeling design.

Budget and Return on Remodeling Investment

While it sounds simple, deciding what you are willing to spend and what you want from your kitchen remodeling project isn't as easy as it sounds. For example, one of the first things to consider is how long you plan to live in your home. If you plan to sell in the near future, you may not want to invest in an extensive kitchen remodeling design. However, if you are planning on staying in your home and a substantial kitchen remodeling job will add to your home's resale value, then a large renovation could be a smart investment.

Remodeling: What Do You Like, What Do You Need?

In addition deciding how much to invest in your kitchen remodeling project, you'll also need to decide what style of kitchen you'd like and what you absolutely need. For example, if you hate your old, outdated kitchen cabinets and want something more modern but you're on a tight budget, if you've still got ample storage space, cabinet refacing rather than replacement.  This will give you the new style you want, without blowing your budget.

Get Assistance with Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

Depending on how challenging your kitchen remodeling design is, you should call in professional for help. That's because your kitchen is different than other rooms in your home. For example, when you decide to put in a new TV you don't need to worry about venting, gas lines or plumbing, but installing a new stove can be quite challenging.

By following these tips you'll be well on your way to having a successful kitchen remodel.


About the Author
AJ Fanter is a freelance writer based in Reno, Nevada.

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