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Posted by Nathan Kyle, Astro Designer on Mar 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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The 5 Essential Ingredients For The Perfect Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling your kitchen not only makes for efficient living but also adds value to the home. Let this checklist of kitchen remodel tips ensure you are ready to dive in to your next project!

FEEL INSPIRED

Start off your dream space with images, magazine clippings, articles or objects that inspire your new kitchen. This will help narrow down an aesthetic or functional detail that will reflect your personal taste and style. It also helps your designer understand your desired vision, which will assist in the design process.

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DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET

So you have never done this before! Determining the budget is as new to you as the dishes on an Indian restaurant menu. It is recommended to speak with your Designer and Contractor to determine your options. Variables such as cabinetry, appliances and construction will determine the price range.

PRIORITIZE

This applies in relation to determining your budget. Are you looking for great quality cabinetry over top shelf appliances or vice-versa? Whatever you choose, understand the product you are purchasing. Whether you are choosing aesthetics, maintenance, functionality or labor, you want to be happy with your decision. 

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INDULGE YOURSELF

A kitchen renovation is something you will typically only undertake once. Rewarding yourself with a splurge whether big or small is absolutely justifiable. Interesting lighting, gorgeous stone counters, decorative plumbing are just a few examples for guilt free spending.

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DIY VS HIRING A PRO

Contrary to the myth that going with a professional will be more expensive, a DIY can often result in exceeded budget costs due to mistakes or poor project management, and may lead to a DIY nightmare.  Working with a professional can go a long way when it comes to the value provided towards your project. Hiring a designer from the start will help assess the scope of your project, determine budgets and make the overall experience less overwhelming.

 With these simple steps, you are much more likely to end up with your dream kitchen space!

 

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