Guide to a Stress Free Kitchen Remodel

Posted on: March 21, 2018

There’s no getting around the fact that a remodel project is a fairly large event. However that most certainly does not mean it has to be a stressful one! By planning carefully and knowing what to expect, even the worst situations can be mitigated.

Need help setting up your upcoming remodel for stress-free success? Come along with the seasoned remodel experts at Bath, Kitchen & Tile Center while we give you a quick and easy list of do’s and don’ts!

Before Getting Started, Find an Alternative

Whatever room is being remodeled could be impossible to use for weeks, possibly months. That means if you’re going for a kitchen remodel, a bathroom remodel, or a bedroom, you’ll need an alternative in that time. For a kitchen remodel it is fairly easy to set up a short-term alternative cooking space using small appliances, or by simply adding eating out to your budget.

Identify Needs First, Then Wants

No matter what kind of room you’re working on, plan all of the must-haves first. For a kitchen this means appliances, working space, storage (like custom-cabinets for added space-saving), lighting—all of these should be accounted for first, before you start adding the frills and fancy trimmings.  

Set a Comfortable Budget

And one that’s at least a little bit flexible. It’s best to build a budget range rather than a hard number, that way you leave yourself some contingency leg room. That said, you should not compromise your budget or get upsold. Any flexibility should be strictly for dealing with emergencies or compromises, since running dry on funds will literally halt your project mid-process.

Find a Great Remodeling Contractor

The contractor you choose should display a clear understanding of modern remodeling techniques and tools, they should be professional, and you should like your contractor! These are men and women who are going to be in your home and making decisions about your space for a fairly long period of time.

Open communication is absolutely vital if you want to avoid confrontation and unnecessary stress, so we urge you to have a sit-down, no obligation consultation first before you hire. Check references, look at real consumer reviews, and discuss your project at length with a potential contractor before signing or agreeing to anything at all.

Keep Communicating

Any solid design and remodel expert worth their price tag is going to keep you up to date on everything. That should include progress, finish expectations, and any compromises that may need to be made in your design. A homeowner that gets exactly what they wanted out of a remodel is often one that is as active with the project as the experts they hired!

Be Ready for Difficulties

Setbacks happen all of the time. Maybe the finish date gets pushed back on account of bad weather, or deliveries that are put on hold. Maybe you have a disagreement with your contractor. Maybe 100 different things. We all go through it! Just be ready, be flexible, and be patient. Soon enough you’ll have the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, and never mind all the small stuff!

Kitchen Remodel Specialists in Maryland, Pennsylvania & Delaware

Getting ready to start your dream kitchen remodel, or looking for a team of experts who can handle the job? Call on the team at Bath, Kitchen & Tile Center! Our team has been handling and supplying remodel projects for decades, and we take pride both in the quality of our work and our dedication to ensuring clients get exactly what they want out of a design/remodel project.

Contact us online now to find out more!

Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center is proud to offer comprehensive remodeling services with the help of our state-of-the-art showrooms in Delaware and Maryland! Our showroom hours are as follows:

  • Wilmington
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m,
    Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.rn.
    Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Harbeson/Lewes
    Monday — Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m,
    Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Newark Manufacturing
    Monday — Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m,
    Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Bel Air
    Monday — Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m,
    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
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“Although we have given this project a rating of 10 in all areas, we would like to give our thanks and appreciation to our designer Joel and installer Andrew (and crew) for the excellent job they did in remodeling our bath.  It was truly a pleasure working with them from beginning to end."

- Ron and Judy