What Is The First Step To Remodeling A Kitchen?

What Is The First Step To Remodeling A Kitchen?

September 14, 2021

The pandemic affected the housing market in ways no one could have predicted. You may have purchased a home during this time that is in need of a remodel, or maybe you are preparing to list your house but need an upgrade first. If you are looking for kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, Cavalier Builders is here to help. 

What Style Do You Want?

The first step to remodeling a kitchen is to come up with a vision of how you want it to look. Your contractor will need to know what style you have in mind. Maybe there is one specific style you like, or perhaps your style will be dictated by your geographic location. Some examples of popular kitchen styles are:

  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Transitional
  • Coastal
  • Craftsman
  • Mid-century modern
  • Farmhouse
  • Rustic 
  • Mediterranean

Choose Your Floorplan and Layout

Your reason for wanting to remodel your Los Angeles kitchen might be because the current layout doesn’t suit your needs. You will want to create a floor plan that has optimal functionality.  Keep in mind that changing some aspects, like moving a sink or dishwasher, may make the remodel more complicated as plumbing will need to be moved. 


Your layout should also include cabinetry that suits your needs. You should come up with a plan for how you want to organize your cabinets to accommodate everything from your serving platters to your spices.  Work with your contractor to find ways to maximize your storage space and access your utensils and dishes with ease. 

Select Your Fixtures 

Part of your vision should include the type of fixtures you desire. You will have to choose a color and style for your kitchen cabinets. You also need to pick your countertops based on your budget and style preference. You have several materials to choose from when it comes to countertops, including quartz, marble, granite, butcher block, and concrete, just to name a few. 


Other Fixtures you will need to select are:

  • Kitchen sink
  • Sink faucet
  • Pot Filler
  • Vent hood
  • Cabinet pulls 
  • Garbage disposal 
  • Lighting features
  • Appliances

Choose Your Appliances

Your vision for your kitchen remodel should also include your appliances. If you are planning your remodel with Thanksgiving dinner in mind, you may opt for a double oven. You may want a french door refrigerator with a bottom drawer or a traditional side-by-side. It may be important to you to select a dishwasher that fits your wine glasses. When it comes to appliances, there are several designs and features to choose from. 

Determine Your Color Scheme

When planning your kitchen remodel, you need to consider your color scheme. Cabinets, countertops, appliances, faucets, backsplash, walls, and flooring all need to complement each other. Before making your selections, remember to see how they all look together. If you are planning on selling in the near future, a neutral color scheme is best. 

Decide on a Budget

One of the most important aspects of any home renovation project is figuring out your budget. Decide how much you want to spend and stick with it. That may mean you don’t get every feature on your vision board, but the right contractor will be able to give you a beautiful product without busting your budget. List your priorities and determine cost-saving alternatives or upgrades you can forego in order to stick to your budget. 

Contact Cavalier Builders Today

If you are looking for kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, give Cavalier Builders a call. With over 20 years of construction, renovation, and remodel experience, we are ready to give you the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of. One of our knowledgeable contractors will give you a free estimate and guide you through the remodeling process. 

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