Kitchen Renovation 101: Basic To-Do List

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Have you decided to renovate your kitchen? For many reasons, that is a great decision.
A renovated kitchen brings new life into the heart of your home, and it can also be a great selling feature in the future.

If you want to ensure that all of the efforts and resources help you get the kitchen of your dreams, it’s important to carefully plan your path.
Some people do not enjoy planning. Even if you fall in this category, you cannot underestimate the importance of vigilant planning to promote a successful result.

After all, people don’t plan to fail; they fail to plan. If you have committed to a kitchen renovation, we suggest you follow the guide below.

1. Begin with Clarity

Decide on what you actually want to see in your new kitchen. You might want to discuss with other family members if they would like something to be added or removed. It is too soon to finalize a layout, but you must decide on the basic features. Such considerations could include questions like:
● Will the traditional single stovetop suffice, or would you like to add another one due to the size of the family?
● Where do you want the stove to be placed?
● Should the stove, sink, workstation and refrigerator be placed in a single line, or should they be facing each other?

2. Fit it in Your Schedule

Having your kitchen torn apart might cause stress for your family. Consider factors like your own workload and children’s school activities before you commit to a start date for the renovations. It’s best to have your kitchen remodeled when your family has fewer commitments, and their schedules can easily be adjusted.

3. Consider the Time of Year

People often start their kitchen renovations during the spring or summer.. This is wise because you can barbecue or grill outside while your kitchen is temporarily out of bounds. However, if you live in Toronto, starting in the winter may be an ideal time.
Although you may not be able to use your barbecue as easily, , cold temperatures help speed up certain processes, such as waiting for painted walls to dry Moreover, if you hire a design team instead of taking the DIY route, you and your family can go on a winter vacation and let the professionals work while you’re away. Also, due to overall low-demand in this season, there is an opportunity to save money. In addition, you are likely to find several other deals and packages related to kitchen renovations in the winter as well.

4. Set Your Budget

Having a clear idea of how much you are willing to, or can, spend will make other choices easier for you, too. Sticking to your budget will help set realistic expectations of the final outcome, and the best patch to finishing your new kitchen.

5. Find out if You Need a Permit

Many remodeling projects require permits. Read our article to find out if you are likely to require a permit for your kitchen renovation.

6. Place an Order

You’re in the home stretch. If you feel you are confident in your planning and design decisions, you are ready to get started. Select the countertops, cabinets and other furnishings, and place your order well in advance.
However, note that cabinets and flooring need to be kept in proper conditions. Excessive cold, heat, humidity, dryness or moisture can damage materials, especially wood.

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

If all of this planning and decision making isn’t what you had in mind when you envisioned your dream kitchen, try not to let it stress you out.. We assure you that you can enjoy this process. However, if all of this planning seems too tedious, we are here to help. You can seek guidance from our design studio.
We have a team of experienced professionals who will carefully navigate you through the renovation process from beginning to end. We have managed kitchen renovation projects for years, and we can guarantee that we will deliver the kitchen you have always dreamed of.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your appointment now.