Compared to other home renovations, a kitchen renovation has one of the highest return on investments. Not only can you improve the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen with a smart and beautiful design, you can also increase the resale value of your home.
RTA Contracting Ltd. in Calgary shares three things you should consider when embarking on a major kitchen remodel:
1. How you use the kitchen.
Are you a master at-home chef that loves to entertain or a takeout-and-bake kind of cook? Do you need a space for your family to eat meals together, do homework or hang out? Are there things you dislike about your current kitchen? A feature or two that you’ve always wanted to make your kitchen more functional? Considering your lifestyle and how you will use your kitchen will help you determine needed changes and prioritize the features you want in your renovation.
HGTV offers a great questionnaire called “A Day in the Life in the Kitchen” to help you determine how you use your kitchen and what your kitchen should include to meet your daily needs more accurately.
2. The space you have to work with.
A general contractor will help you create a design for your kitchen that will best suit the space you have with the most functional layout. If you’re not happy with the general lay out of your kitchen you could consider changes like moving appliances to different walls, adding a pantry, adding an island or L-shaped countertop, putting in more cabinets or knocking out an existing wall to expand your kitchen’s space. The design team at RTA Contracting Inc. will help you determine the best use for the space you have.
3. Your budget.
Obviously, your budget will play a key role in your kitchen renovation. Working with Calgary general contractors will help you decide where to save and where to spend when it comes to specific features like cabinetry and countertops, and your overall design plan. It’s a good idea to budget for about 10 per cent of your home’s value for a complete kitchen remodel.
Be prepared to go over budget a little bit. You never know what will be found behind your walls, especially if you live in an older home. Bad electrical work, unexpected water damage or uneven walls are all things that can lead to breaking the budget. If you change your mind on materials and finishes during the renovation, that can also cause some overspending.
Calgary General Contractor
When it comes time to renovating your home, you need a company that understands both the financial implications of renovation, as well as the impact on your family’s quality of life.
RTA Contracting is a full-service renovation company. In business for over 12 years and serving Calgary and surrounding areas, RTA has an exemplary portfolio of complete home renovations, re-roofing, deck design and builds, basement and basement suite developments and customized kitchens and bathroom renovations.
The core values of RTA Contracting are to be 100% transparent and deliver quality renovations. RTA Contracting uses best practices to ensure customer satisfaction of their projects. Big or small the team is ready to go to work for you.