A full kitchen renovation is an overwhelming process, but it will be easier when you break it down into different stages.
There are five phases of a kitchen renovation that you should be aware of: planning, budgeting, demolition, construction, and cleanup.
Here, we’ll guide you through the entire process and we’ll go over each phase separately.
The planning phase is the most critical part of your kitchen renovation. This is the part when you write down all the things that you want in your new kitchen and assess if it’s feasible. This is also the time to set the time frame of your kitchen renovation.
The planning phase is also the time to speak with a draftsman or a designer to help you draw up the plans for your kitchen renovation. Work with these professionals to direct your project in the right direction as well.
Every renovator must establish a budget from the onset and must tell it to their designer or draftsman. Do this so they can design to budget.
Setting a realistic budget is important here. You can ask for a ballpark estimate from your designer during your consultation, so you have an idea how much it will cost.
It is also important to have a breakdown of your budget and expenses. This is to guide your spending and avoid budget blow-outs. Make a detailed list of the materials you’re going to use and how much they will cost. Factor in the fees of the professionals whom you are planning to hire. Of course, don’t forget to set up a contingency fund for unexpected costs.
After finalising the plans and budget, you may now proceed with the demolition or removal of the original kitchen.
The amount of work that needs to be done here varies depending on how different the new kitchen is from the old one. This is when the tough and dirty work begins.
Demolition jobs are best left to the hands of professionals, especially when there’s a lot of things that you need to save or remove carefully. Professionals finish the job faster and work more efficiently too.
After demolishing the original kitchen, commence the construction for the new one.
In most cases, renovators move out of their home to make way for the construction works. This way, the builders and contractors have more room to do work.
Last but not least, cleanup. Once construction is over, you need to clear all the dust and debris on site. This is going to be labour-intensive work. Offset the costs by doing the work by yourself. If you can’t handle the cleanup on your own, avail professional cleaning services to speed up the work.
It is crucial to make the right choices at each stage of your kitchen renovation to keep your project on track, on time, and on budget. Kitchen renovations are one of the hardest to manage especially for beginners. Its best practice to engage professionals who can show you how to turn your dream of renovating your kitchen into a reality.