Kitchen renovations are a sure way to increase your home’s value…if completed correctly, that is. We recommend talking to a professional prior to starting your remodel; however, make sure you avoid the following common errors with kitchen makeovers:
Overspending on Cabinets and Appliances
Before buying a brand new, top of the line appliance, do a little more research. There are many mid-grade alternatives which perform the same job to the same ability and don’t cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Renovations are meant to increase your ROI so make sure you’re not going broke in the process.
Installing Flooring First
Think about it this way: Where does all of the dust, paint, and scraps fall from renovations? The floor. This is precisely why we encourage people to make flooring the last installation. Don’t ruin the brand new floors with dents or scratches from other objects going into your new kitchen.
Failing to Measure
Measurements are crucial. Make sure you have purchased new appliances first and have included their measurements when planning for the cabinets and countertops. If you are unsure of how to measure properly, don’t hesitate to call up a professional!
Keeping the Remodel From Your Insurance Agent
With remodels, it’s important to keep your insurance company in the loop of what you’re doing in order to make sure everything is insured. If you’re adding on more square footage to your kitchen or if you’re upgrading appliances, give your insurance agent a call to make sure everything is now covered in your plan.
Are you interested in renovating your kitchen? Give us a call! We would love to chat and help you through the process.