For many homeowners, the kitchen is the fulcrum upon which the home functions; when you have a kitchen with modern décor and appliances the value on your home is greatly enhanced. Moreover, a great kitchen makes you excited to entertain and share meals, which is the point of a home.
Having the perfect kitchen means that you don’t need to have incredible skills, just the ability to do some basic work and following instructions will get you where you want to do.
Of course, pay attention to all the little things, once you have everything installed it’s gut wrenching to have to fix mistakes. A great kitchen is an absolute joy to work in, so enjoy the process and take your time to get it right.
1. Assess your Needs and Desires
This is the most critical step – you need to have a clear picture of your kitchen space and what it can accommodate along with your preferences. Form and function is critical to resolve at this step.
2. Form Your Design Plan
Once you have figured out what you need and what you want, design your kitchen. The traditional designs are the single wall, L, Island, galley, or you can be more avant-garde.
3. DIY or Pro Job?
If you are seeking to move plumbing or electrical around, then you may want to hire a contractor as this will require permits. For more cosmetic work, this is something a DIYer can handle.
4. Demo Time
Make sure that you are careful and are safe when you start doing demolition. Ensure that if removing walls that the walls are not load bearing and if taking down dry wall be careful to not damage electrical or plumbing.
5. New Plumbing and Electric
This is something you’d rather have a contractor do, as kitchen plumbing and electric is a bit complex. However, if you are installing new fixtures this is the perfect time to select the new sinks, faucets, and other finishes.