How to Plan a Kitchen Remodel

kitchenAre you considering remodeling your kitchen this year? Remodeling any area, especially a kitchen, is an exciting undertaking. In many homes, the kitchen tends to be a place where people gather, and if you entertain a lot, you likely spend time here preparing lots of delicious meals. A new, updated kitchen with the latest appliances or a new set of cupboards is a great way to update your home.

A successful remodel requires good planning. Before you even start your project, make sure you have a solid plan in place to prevent mistakes that can be costly and time consuming.

Assess Your Needs

Sure, there are lots of things you want in your dream kitchen, but be realistic and make a list of the things you need. Do you need more storage? More counter space? Is the current appliance arrangement just not working for you? Now is the time to work in those fixes so that when the remodel is done, you aren’t wishing you would have thought of something earlier.

Budget Wisely

You probably already know about how much you can spend on your remodel. Look at your list of needs and get a realistic estimate for each item. Be sure to include labor costs if you plan to hire professionals for any part of your makeover. If you need a plumber in Farmingdale, or a plumber in 11735, to help install new appliances, we can visit your home and help you get things set up. Remember that most DIY projects end up costing more than expected; so give your budget some cushion for unexpected costs.

Contact Your Plumber

Before you get carried away ripping out the old kitchen, have a plumber come analyze your plans. At Pat Dolan Plumbing, we can help you move appliances and their plumbing or even repipe your kitchen. But, even if you don’t plan on changing your kitchen’s plumbing, a plumber can tell you where the pipes in your home are so you don’t accidentally damage them while remodeling. We are a 24 hour plumber on Long Island, so if you do have a plumbing emergency while remodeling, we can help no matter what time of day it is.

Stick to Your Plan

As you begin your remodel do your best to stick with your original plan. Of course, you may have to make slight changes here and there, but don’t be tempted to upgrade appliances at the last minute or change to a more expensive tile. These small costs add up quickly, and before you know it you could be over budget. Adhering to your plan will also make it more likely that the finished product will fill the needs on your original list, so you’ll be completely satisfied with your new kitchen.

Before you start your project, assess your needs and budget and let a plumber examine your kitchen plumbing. While you are remodeling, keep in mind that we are a professional 24 hour plumber on Long Island, so if you run into any piping or appliance problems, we are here to help.

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