Selecting the Right Components for Remodeling Projects

The first step in the process is to arrange a free in-home consultation with a designer. Talk about what changes are needed and what ideas you have in mind.

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  1. The wide range of components available for kitchen and bathroom remodeling can be overwhelming for homeowners during the planning stages of a project. Determining a budget, deciding what will be beautiful and functional, and narrowing down possibilities can sometimes take months. Owners try to imagine how the finished project will look, second guess how well choices will blend, and get frustrated and stressed along the way.

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    There are experienced companies that help with remodeling projects from the very beginning to the end result. It is difficult for homeowners to design the perfect kitchen without any interior designing or construction skills. Knowing what is needed and preferred does not always translate into visual concepts.

    The first step in the process is to arrange a free in-home consultation with a designer. Talk about what changes are needed and what ideas you have in mind. Consider a budget range because that information will be necessary moving forward with designs. The designer will take measurements, make suggestions, and begin to create a few design options for the project.

    Each concept will be presented with 3D drawings and a defined budget. Revisions are made, and the owners approve a design. The selection process begins at this stage. An extensive showroom and a project manager helps owners select the right components.

    Cabinets

    There are three basic types of cabinets. Stock cabinets are factory built and sold as complete pieces. Semi-custom cabinets have a variety of options for colors, hardware, configuration, and materials. This allows some customization at lower pricing than custom cabinets. Completely custom cabinets are built to order based on specific designs or customer specifications.

    Flooring

    The type of flooring selected will have a dramatic impact on the final look of the kitchen remodeling project. Consider costs, maintenance, ease of cleaning, and the amount of traffic expected on a daily basis. Flooring materials should be selected first so all other components will match well, or at least not clash, with the flooring. Something that withstands water and moisture well needs to be considered for any bathroom remodeling projects.

    What to Bring Shopping

    When shopping for remodeling components, be sure to bring samples of any paint colors already selected. If existing appliances will be staying in the kitchen, take pictures to get an idea of how the flooring, cabinet, and countertop options will look against them. Prioritize the list with needs on the top and preferences at the end. That will help control impulsive tendencies while viewing the available possibilities.
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