If you’re like most homeowners in Indiana, a kitchen remodel is a large project that needs to be saved and budgeted for. So it goes without saying that you wouldn’t want to waste your time and money on regrettable design choices or poor workmanship. At Booher Remodeling Company, we take great pride in providing our clients not only with great service and work but a top-notch design team to be sure you are happy with the final product. Read on to learn about the top remodeling mistakes to avoid.
1. Poor Workflow
If your kitchen remodel includes redesigning the layout of your space, you will need to consider the workflow to maintain or improve your kitchen’s efficiency and functionality. If you aren’t working with an experienced contractor, you may not realize how much the placement of your most frequently used areas affects how comfortable and enjoyable your kitchen is to work in. Most experts agree that a triangle should be formed by your stove, sink, and refrigerator for maximum efficiency. However, there are other configurations that can work quite well, just make sure you plan and seek advice to save yourself regrets down the road.
Another common mistake we often see is putting off important decisions for too long. Big decisions like appliance selection can seem quite daunting, but if you wait too long, you will likely run into bigger issues. You want your appliances to fit comfortably between cabinets and countertops so it’s important to know the exact measurements early. Procrastinating these decisions could lead to costly delays or even re-dos that you definitely will regret.
3. Busting Your Budget
Finally, we hate to see homeowners underestimate the costs and end up busting the budget they originally had in mind. When budgeting for a remodel, there is so much more to consider than just what things actually cost. You also should think about your home value and local real estate prices so you can make wise choices. You also need to plan for unexpected issues that may arise and “just in case” situations. We recommend setting aside around 10% of your total budget as a precaution.
One choice we know you won’t regret is trusting the experts at Booher Remodeling Company to handle your kitchen remodel. Contact us in Indianapolis today at (317) 852-5546 or request a virtual consultation online.