According to the National Association of Realtors, remodel your kitchen can increase the value of your home; Most owners recover more than 90 percent of remodel costs when they put their home on the market.
Even if you plan to sell your home, however, and just want to remodel your kitchen to make it more efficient, up to date, or a reflection of your personal style, remodel a kitchen is a large project that requires some advance preparation to avoid unnecessary headaches during the project.The following is preparing for a kitchen remodel plans.
1. Meet with your contractor to go through remodel plans completed and confirm the details of the project. During this meeting, facing possible problems with the contractor, and where construction vehicles must be parked where contractors can use the bathroom if necessary, and entries that the worker must use. It reviewing these details in advance will help avoid misunderstandings during the project.
2. Remove all items from the kitchen cabinets, drawers and shelves. Keep items that are not needed for the duration of the remodel in boxes or plastic containers and put the containers in an out of the way place, such as a spare room or garage, which are not damaged during the construction.
3. Create a makeshift kitchen in another room of the house. If you have a room, establish a microwave, toaster and other small appliances you regularly use so you can make at least basic meals and snacks during remodel.
4. Prepare the grill for outdoor cooking. Buy your gas tank full for gas grills, charcoal or stock. Expect to cook many of your meals outdoors during the remodel.
5. Store on paper plates, cups and utensils. During the project, you may have a limited sink and dishwasher use, and the use of disposable products will prevent you from having to wash dishes in the bathtub or sink bathroom.
6. Save coupons for local restaurants for several weeks prior to remodel. Even with a temporary kitchen, you may find it easier to eat out or get takeout more often than usual. Using coupons can help you save some cash.
7. Protect your floor if will not change in remodel. The contractor can do this for you, but if not, buy some carpet scrap into a local carpet store and glue them down to prevent damage while contractors working in your kitchen.
8. Adjust your expectations. Understand that your life will be disrupted for days, weeks or even months during the renovation, and things can go wrong or take longer than expected. Be flexible, and remember that in the end the chaos and disorganization, to be the new dream kitchen.