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Overview—Kitchen Remodeling


Remodeling your kitchen is more than just another home improvement project. Your kitchen is the heart of your home and the place where your family comes together, so you want it to be special and customized to your individual needs. That’s why it’s important to plan carefully so that your investment in your home becomes an investment in your family’s lifestyle.

Ask yourself: What do you want to accomplish?

The size and scope of your remodeling project can vary greatly according to your needs and desires. Are you looking to simply replace some or all of your cabinets and appliances, or would you like to overhaul the entire space? It’s important to know up front what you want to accomplish in order for your project to proceed as smoothly and efficiently as possible. A specialist in kitchen remodeling should spend time discussing your options with you so that you can make the best possible decision for your lifestyle and budget. Sometimes what starts out as a simple replacement turns out to have significant implications for areas you weren’t planning on changing, such as electric and plumbing. Your kitchen specialist should work with you to help uncover these issues up front so that you can figure them into the cost of your project. Most of the time, problems that arise mid-project end up costing you significantly more than if you had planned for them in the first place. Even the jobs that seem the simplest can run into unexpected problems and additional cost if the job is not planned properly.

What to look for in a kitchen specialist

· Experience and expertise in kitchen design. Nearly every contractor will tell you they do kitchens. However, kitchen remodeling encompasses much more than installation. It is vitally important that your kitchen specialist be skilled and knowledgeable in pulling together an efficient, aesthetically-pleasing design that blends into your life. Be wary of the “kitchen specialist” who implements exactly what you’ve asked for without asking any questions or making recommendations – someone with knowledge and experience should be able to help you think outside the box and create something truly special.

· Significant up-front time investment. Beware the contractor who comes to your home, measures a few things, and disappears until it’s time for installation. A well-planned kitchen remodel requires detailed measurements and familiarity with the kitchen space. No two houses are exactly alike – each has unique characteristics and quirks. A good kitchen specialist should be planning with your house in mind, not a mental image that may not reflect the unique character of your home.

· Questions, Questions, Questions! Don’t miss out on this extremely vital step in the kitchen remodeling process! In order for a kitchen design specialist to give you the job you’re looking for, he or she should spend time in your kitchen asking questions about your preferences and lifestyle so that the finished project can reflect both. Remember, you and your kitchen specialist are a team, and your input should figure prominently into the finished project!

· A broad spectrum of suggestions. Maybe you have a clear idea of what you want your new kitchen to be, or maybe you haven’t gotten past that great refrigerator you saw on your last visit to an appliance store. Either way, you should be able to rely on your kitchen specialist for suggestions and advice throughout the planning process. While it is not generally in the best interest of any contractor bidding on a job to raise the project cost, a good contractor should still point out changes or recommendations that will improve the finished project.





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Cincinnati, Ohio 45241


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