Kitchen Remodeling

Written by Norene Anderson
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Kitchen remodeling is a project that must be planned very carefully from start to finish. Is it a project that you are qualified to do or should you call in the experts? Some minor remodeling is often a weekend project. Painting or changing some of the accessories may not require the services of the professionals. Anything more than painting is most likely going to be too much to undertake.

It pays to have your plans and design completely laid out before contacting anyone to bid on the kitchen remodeling job. Determine what it is that you want to change. If it is a complete renovation, you will need to consider the type of flooring to install and if walls are going to be moved. Any structural changes should be identified before considering anything else. Once the layout is determined, and the flooring choice decided, it is time to choose appliances and cabinetry.

Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Countertops and cabinetry are two major considerations. The type of surface as well as the color should complement the flooring. There are pre-formed countertops and there are countertops that are self-rimmed. Some are laminate and others are made of material such as tile, marble, and granite. The laminate surface is usually the least expensive. Keep in mind that color is a mood setter. Consider carefully the blend of color from the floor to the countertops to the wall decor.

When you have your design and plans down on paper, get at least two bids for the job. Three bids are better if you have access to three contractors. Ask for references before hiring anyone to do kitchen remodeling. It is a good idea to go see some of the work that a contractor has done before hiring him or her to do the job.

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