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Kitchen Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts

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In 2017, kitchen remodeling was one of the most popular home projects and it’s a wonderful way to increase the value of your home. But, you want to make sure that you are setting yourself up for success before demolishing your existing kitchen cabinets and floors. Remember these do’s and don’ts to create the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted the appropriate way:

Do:

  • Do some research to make sure you are hiring a qualified contractor. Browse reviews online, reach out to others for recommendations, and don’t settle just because one contractor is the least expensive.
  • Identify your kitchen must-haves—are you hoping to have an energy efficient kitchen? Have a certain finish or countertop material? Do you want to have high-tech appliances?
  • Figure out what the most sensible floor plan would be for your kitchen space. Keep it functional and efficient with plenty of storage and countertop space that matches your needs and the needs of your home. What function do you want this space to serve? What do you like to use the kitchen for most frequently? Cooking? Entertaining? Gathering with your family?
  • Store all your receipts. Save the receipts in a safe place to present when filing your taxes or to use if you decide to sell your home in the future.

Don’t:

  • Focus only on the aesthetic of your new kitchen—shiny countertops or a perfect color palette aren’t the most critical things about your new kitchen. Ensure the quality of your cabinets, countertops and replacement windows is high to keep your kitchen running efficiently for a long time.
  • Forget to consider the budget! Stay on budget by prioritizing based on your needs and what features are worth the most to you. We advise budgeting at least 10 percent more than what you think you’ll need so you can cover unpredictable costs during the remodeling process.
  • Forget about windows! Pella Windows and Doors has a range of excellent kitchen window styles that can tie in an entire kitchen remodel.

One of the most important items of a kitchen remodeling project is the windows—they let light into your space, set the tone for the room and provide you a gateway to the outdoors, which really feels nice when there’s a cool breeze on a summer day. If you are thinking about replacement windows as a part of your kitchen remodel, give our experts at Pella Windows and Doors a call at 205-778-2050, visit our Birmingham showroom or arrange an in-home consultation with us online so we can help you choose the right replacement windows for your kitchen needs.