Would you like to renovate your outdated Pittsburgh kitchen but don’t know where to start? The kitchen remodeling process can be a little overwhelming if you’re planning a complete overhaul of your existing space. These tips will help you ensure that you’re prepared for your renovation project.
Start a Wish List
The construction process will take forever and cost you plenty if you’re not sure which style and features you want to include in your new kitchen. Although your home renovation contractor can help you narrow your ideas, it’s a good idea to do a little brainstorming before your first meeting. Do you want a traditional kitchen with vintage appliances or a sleek, modern space? How do you feel about islands, warming drawers and smart appliances? Considering all the little details before renovation begins will help you ensure that you’re completely happy with your finished kitchen.
Create a Budget
The kitchen is the most expensive room to remodel, due in large part to the high cost of quality cabinets, countertops and appliances. Pittsburghers can expect to spend $128,533 for an upscale remodel, according to the 2018 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling.com. Other factors that increase price include electrical and plumbing fees and the cost to add on to your home, if necessary.
Meet with Pittsburgh Home Renovation Contractors
Your interviews with contractors and remodeling companies just may be the most important part of the remodeling process. Before you schedule interviews:
- Ask friends for recommendations.
- Review websites and check out online portfolios to weed out contractors that don’t appear to be a good fit.
- Develop a set of questions that covers experience, company size, the contractor’s past experience with similar projects and budget.
- Contact the homeowners contractors list as references. Ask them if they are happy with the work, and find out if the contractor was reliable and followed the proposed timeline as closely as possible.
Finalize the Timeline
Once you select a contractor, ask for a firm timeline commitment. If your contractor is in demand, work may not start for a few months. Depending on the scope of the project, your kitchen renovation may take a few weeks or many months. Choosing a design/build firm can decrease the length of your project. When you work with a design/build firm, the same company designs your project then turns it over to the in-house construction team, which means you won’t have to go through a lengthy bid process.
Master Remodelers can help you create your ideal kitchen in Pittsburgh or the surrounding area. For years, we've been at the forefront of kitchen innovation and renovation trends. We specialize in high quality work and materials, and if you're looking for absolute perfection for your Pittsburgh kitchen renovation, we invite you to get in touch with us to start the discussion!