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sábado, 9 de fevereiro de 2013

Beautify Your Cooking Space Through Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling is what most homeowners are excited about but they also dread this due to the hard work it requires. Proper planning is needed for this and also good equipments and furniture to make the area look stunning but practical. A professional may be hired to assist you or you can do the task on your own.

DISCOVER YOUR STYLE

Will it be contemporary, modern or something in between? The hues for the wall, flooring and the cupboards must be decided. Will it be earthy shades or a natural wood finish? These can all be overwhelming but if proper planning will be done, all these will just be a breeze. It will be more fun if you add to your folder all the images that inspire you which could enhance the look of the space.

PLAN

Figure out your budget so you could take the plunge in building your new kitchen. The plans may change many times during the process but as you learn, you can reconcile your ideas to what you can afford.

GET A PROFESSIONAL

You may want to do all the dirty works in order to save on the budget; you will still have to hire a cabinet, plumbing and electrical expert. Check out showrooms to give you ideas or you can get referrals from colleagues on whom to hire as a designer, builder, architect and contractor. This stage covers the planning, budget, permits and contracts.

DESIGN

This includes floor plans, sketches, space planning, layout and the sizes of the cabinets. This is where you will decide on the finishes, fixtures, tile options, countertop materials, cabinet colors, flooring and color palette. Clients should focus more on the lay out and the planning of the space which is good than to get too caught up on how the place should look like.

With a plan on hand, you can figure out on how much budget you will need for the materials and the labor. You can discuss this with your contractor and give them an overview on the work to be done. Share also with them the drawings to get estimates on the finishes and the fixtures to be used.

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

The designs have to be finalized to ready the floor and lighting switch plans. The drawings will be submitted to get permits. Make sure you are aware of the lead time of these in your local area. A contractor will then be needed to finalize the documents for the permits.

PUCH LIST

Once the construction is done, there are items in the contract or in list that is not done or simply forgotten. These items can be simple like paint touch ups, kitchen cabinets that will not close properly, light switch plate that are missing or appliances that are not working. These punch list can be stressful but needs to be done to be sent to the contractor. Expect them to visit your place because it is their task to make sure that these items are finished and ready to be used.


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The author writes for http://www.mdesignusa.com/ which provides information regarding kitchen remodeling tampa. MDesign can make your home design dreams become reality through affordable luxury, exclusive designs and complete functionality.


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