Planning for Your Dream Kitchen

You’ve come to the decision that it’s time for a remodel. Great! Now what? A kitchen remodel is a serious undertaking. Do you want to expand your kitchen? Are you looking to freshen up the style? What is it that you are trying to achieve with a kitchen remodel?

Think about what you need. How do you use your kitchen? Is your space cramped? Do you need a new layout to make working in your kitchen more comfortable and efficient?

These are all important questions that you need to ask yourself before you embark on a kitchen-remodeling journey.

Once you’ve decided on what you need, browse through sites like Houzz and start saving photos of kitchen styles that you like.

With your style ideas in mind it’s now time to set a budget. Depending on your style choices, the price you pay can vary. Whether you choose to finance your remodel or pay in cash, budgeting for a remodel is a priority.

Decide on a budget and stick to it. Be realistic about it and begin saving a set amount every month to reach the goal. Plan for the unexpected, leave wiggle room in your budget for unexpected costs.

Reach your monthly goal by cutting expenses where you can such as your cable bill, phone bill, restaurant bill and extra frills. Before you go to the checkout counter ask yourself if you really need what you’re about to purchase.

The next step in the kitchen planning process is to research the company that you’re getting ready to do business with. Make sure the company is reputable. Avoid contractors who seek a big payment upfront. Check licenses, references and insurance. Check courthouse records for litigation. Check for complaints against the contractor. Read online reviews and talk to current customers.

With your budget set and research finished visit a showroom to speak with a design consultant. A visit to the Inspiration Design Center showroom will open up a whole new world of ideas and help you determine what is right for you and your family. Design consultants are available to help you with everything from contracts to permits, planning, budgets, choosing fixtures, ordering products and managing your project from start to finish. An Inspiration Design Center design consultant will help you choose the best options for your home and budget.

It is important to spend time on the contract details at the beginning of the process to save you from headaches later. Be sure the contract is extremely detailed, including a timetable for completion of the project and how you and the contractor will handle changes if they occur.

From that point on design sketches, space planning, floor plans, fixture and finish specifications and contractor estimates will begin to take place. We take the run-around and guess work out of kitchen remodeling with our one stop shopping process. Everything you need for your new kitchen is here.

At Inspiration Design Center we believe everyone can have a luxury kitchen, one you’ll love to come home to, a room that reflects your tastes, fits your lifestyle, your budget and meets your everyday needs.

Discover the limitless potential and the inspiring ideas for the heart of your home. Contact us to get your dream kitchen remodel started.