The kitchen is the centerpiece of the home. Whether it be a place to entertain guests, cook with family, or relaxing space, a kitchen should fulfill you and your family’s needs. If you’re moving into a fixer-upper or simply gutting your current home’s kitchen, it’s important to be prepared for this major project. From the contractors at Argyle Construction and Stucco in Calgary, here are some things to expect from your kitchen renovation.
Lots and lots of planning
Planning is the most important step to any home project. With something as large as a kitchen renovation, more planning is required. For instance, there’s the layout of the kitchen. Do you want to tear down walls? Which walls can come down? There’s also a variety of materials to choose from for numerous components of the space. This includes flooring textiles, countertops, backsplash, cabinets, fixtures, appliances, and more. Going into the project with a solid plan not only keeps communication between you and the contractors clear, but it makes changing things easier. Planning gives your home project direction, and this will ensure it’s done well.
Consider all your options
Sometimes, you can’t always take down a wall due to it being load-bearing. However, this isn’t to say there aren’t other ways to make your kitchen functional. One way to keep a smaller space functional is with custom cabinets. Custom cabinets can make your life easier, even if your kitchen space isn’t small. Custom cabinets have built-ins that are tailor-made to fit your needs and satisfy any issues with storage you may have. There’s also the idea of including upper cabinets or open-shelving to maximize the functionality of your kitchen space.
Issues behind the walls
Depending on the age of your home, there may be issues you aren’t currently aware of. This could be anything from electrical, plumbing, or insulation issues. You don’t know what you’re working with until the walls are opened, so it’s best to prepare yourself for any projects that may arise.
Bonus tip: Have a contingency fund!
Budgeting a home project is key. Before going into a project, it may be a good idea to set aside a contingency fund for any problems that may arise. For instance, the previously mentioned issues behind the walls. This money may also allow for any extra costs, design changes, or simply help you save money. If you don’t want to spend it all and are financially cautious during your project, set a budget and stick to it!
Major Renovations in Calgary
Argyle Construction Ltd. is a construction company in Calgary, Alberta that has been serving the local area for more than 25 years. Their goal is to help families and business owners bring their visions to life and make their ideal space a reality. From deck upgrades to full kitchen and bathroom remodeling, you can count on their team.
For more information, visit Argyle Construction and Stucco today!