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Things to Consider Before Remodelling Your Kitchen

Remodels | May 17, 2018

At Ridgepoint Homes, we understand that remodelling a kitchen can be a time consuming, costly project that can often be overwhelming to homeowners. That is why we offer a wide range of custom home design services, including remodelling services, that are designed to provide you with the kitchen of your dreams. Before taking on the challenge of a full remodel, here are some things to consider before remodelling your kitchen.

1. How Much Will the Kitchen Remodel Cost?

One of the most important things to consider before starting a kitchen remodel is how much money you are willing to spend. Since the costs of kitchen remodels can start to quickly stack up, especially if you are looking to create the kitchen of your dreams, it is important to create a set budget ahead of time and try to remain within that budget during the remodel process. This might mean opting for cheaper design options or even doing part of the work yourself to cut back on costs.

2. Should You Add on to the Existing Kitchen?

In a lot of cases, homeowners choose to remodel their kitchen because they want more space; however, before deciding to knock down walls, consider the cost of the extra space vs getting better appliances or fixtures for your kitchen. It is also a good idea to get a professional opinion before adding on to your kitchen space, as they might be able to help you reconfigure walls to create extra space at a lower cost.

3. Can You Work with the Existing Kitchen Layout?

One of the easiest ways to save money on a kitchen remodel is to work with the kitchen’s original footprint and layout. While this doesn’t mean that everything must be in the exact same location as before, it does mean that pipes for gas and water will not have to be moved.

4. What Size and Style of Kitchen Appliance Should You Get?

Since kitchen appliances are available in a wide selection of different styles and sizes, it is important to make sure that you are choosing the appropriate appliances for the space. In some cases, certain appliances, such as a commercial range, might need additional construction to put in to ensure that the floor will be able to support the weight.

If you would like to learn more things to consider before remodelling your kitchen, or if you are interested in one of our custom home design services for custom homes, spec homes, and remodels, please contact Ridgepoint Homes at 604-768-7664 or by filling out a contact form on our website.