Home improvement projects add to the aesthetic appeal and value of a home. Knowing when it’s time to remodel and when is the best time to perform remodeling projects can make a big difference in the planning of your home improvement project. For homeowners who are looking to remodel their kitchens, we have some helpful tips for you.
The challenge with a kitchen remodel is the simple fact that the kitchen is the most trafficked room in the house and used most often, which typically means there really is no perfectly ideal time to remodel. However, we have some insight to help you with all your preparations and planning, including layouts, types of remodels and features.
When is the Best Time to Remodel Your Kitchen?
Ideally, the fall season is the best time for remodeling a kitchen. With the many ‘end of summer’ sales, you can take advantage of discounted prices on many materials and accessories. The fall offers a comfortable time of year to perform upgrades with still enough light outside to allow you to make the best color selections as well.
The warmer seasons are typically congested with all types of travel and other celebrations. The summer, especially, can be hectic and certainly not the best time to take on a home improvement project. Fall seems fitting in that it will also allow you to enjoy the pleasant holiday season in your newly designed and upgraded kitchen space. Whether Thanksgiving or
Christmas, you can delight in hosting all your guests and showcasing your new countertops, cabinetry, appliances and the likes while sharing laughs and conversations. How delightful a thought to enjoy and entertain your loved ones and family in a new and elegant dining setting. Let’s dive right in and share some stylish kitchen designs and helpful details.
Planning Your Kitchen Design and Perfect Layout
Depending on whether you have an open space kitchen and dining area or a small sized kitchen space, as well as your project budget, how to approach your remodeling plans and process will vary. You should begin the process by first identifying the features and accessories you want to add to your new kitchen. Here’s a useful checklist for you to use when creating your new kitchen design and layout:
- Island and Island seating
- Kitchen sink
- Base unit
- Breakfast bar
- Dining area
- Kitchen display units
- Kitchen wall units
- Ovens and other appliances
- Faucets or boiling water Faucet
- Bi-fold or sliding doors
- Ceiling or downdraught extractor
- Heated floors
- Pantry storage
- Utility room
Kitchen Designs to Choose From
L-Shaped Kitchen – With an L-shaped kitchen your units would typically be on two walls. The addition of a sink on one wall and a fridge and a hob on two other separate walls, makes for a very comfy and stylish layout.
Galley Kitchen -With a galley kitchen you can have a lineup of units along one wall or with a double galley, a second lineup of units on the opposite wall. The installation of an island will allow for the main lineup of units to run along the exterior walls and provide sufficient moving space. A galley kitchen would not suit a small area well, but rather would present a rather confined and cramped space.
U-Shaped Kitchen – A very common and popular kitchen layout and design, the U-shaped kitchen typically has units that are along three walls thereby creating a U-shape. To add a little bit of practicality, you can add a fridge, hob and sink on each of the three walls where the units run. The U-shape is ideal for those needing a whole lot of work surface and space without the installation of an island. If, however, you have plenty of space, then put the finishing touches on your design and add the island.
How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take?
With any home improvement project, the one biggest concern out of the gate is determining ‘how long the remodel will take.’ To determine how long the process is and its completion date, is dependent upon a number of factors. Understanding the scope of your kitchen remodeling project can help to determine a more precise estimate of how long the project will take. Here are some details you should consider.
- What type of kitchen do you currently have and what type of kitchen are you hoping to have?
- Will the current plumbing in your kitchen remain in place or have to be relocated?
- Will electrical upgrades be required?
- Are you planning to invest in new lighting fixtures and appliances?
- Are you planning on keeping the kitchen layout you have now, or will it be changed, perhaps adding countertops, new storage space or even added prep areas?
The best time of the year to remodel your kitchen is in the fall. When you begin to plan your kitchen remodel, it is wise to reach out to a design consultant who will be able to guide you through the process. A consultant can help with important decision making, such as materials, color schemes, cabinetry, backsplashes, countertops, flooring, lighting and a whole lot more. Your consultant can also provide you with an estimate of how much time to remodel your kitchen is needed. A good estimate of the timeline of a kitchen remodeling project is a range of 6-10 weeks.
Our consultants will guide you every step of the way and ensure that your kitchen remodel is all that you hope and want it to be. Our kitchen remodeling designers and contractors will provide you with a preliminary overview of the design and layout of your new kitchen and how gorgeous your end result will be. Get your free estimate today from the pros here at Mitchell Restoration, LLC.