A kitchen remodel can be a great way to add value and functionality to your home, but it can also be a daunting task to take on. Let Cavalier Builders help you remodel your kitchen. We serve all of the Los Angeles area and surrounding cities. Below are some things you may want to consider before you make the decision to go forward with a kitchen remodel:
Kitchen islands aren’t always a necessary or convenient addition to the space. Make sure you have the appropriate space needed for an island (at least 36’ all around). Otherwise, you create a tight space that’s difficult to navigate.
In most areas you can do your own electrical work, however, you need to be sure to follow codes. Make sure circuits have the necessary amperage and that you install GFCI outlets to countertop circuits.
If you’re looking to add space to your existing layout keep some things in mind. Walls can not just be removed without due diligence. Make sure the wall you’re removing is not load-bearing. Also, when you start removing walls you may also need to move plumbing, electrical, and ducting, which can dramatically increase the price of your renovation project. So you may want to double-check your budget before you start knocking down walls.
Cabinets are where you get to put your personal touch on a part of your home where you spend a great deal of time. This is an important decision, so don’t rush it. Take the time to explore the variety of options available. Additionally, if you’re sticking with your existing layout, make sure that you examine the floors and walls prior to installation to make sure that everything will fit plumb and square or otherwise have a lot of shims handy if this is an installation you plan to do yourself. Take the time to make sure they fit snug around your appliances and there aren’t any large gaps or drawers or cabinet doors opening awkwardly into a tight space.
Again, this is another high-cost decision where you also capture the vision you have for your remodel. With so many color and finish variations, deciding on what type of countertops you want to install should be done with patience and precision. Visit kitchen showrooms and get some different ideas. Speak with friends and family who’ve taken on a similar remodel and get their opinion.
If you plan on going all the way down to your slab or subfloor with your renovation, you’ll want to also take the time to shop out flooring. Depending on the size of your space you can possibly find the flooring that’s low in stock on sale. You should also think about the likelihood of spills and traffic so you’ll want to opt for flooring that can withstand water and high foot traffic over its lifetime.
There are many things to consider when remodeling your kitchen. Many people fail to consider making appropriate arrangements for storage or going overboard on design. It is difficult to decide on the right appliances and often people pick the wrong sizes or fail to consider workflow throughout the kitchen.
Give our experts at Cavalier Builders a call to set up an in-home estimate today. We enjoy helping our residents in Los Angeles and surrounding cities create the kitchen of their dreams. Contact us today to get started.