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The Essential Kitchen Renovation Dos and Don’ts

January 20, 2021

We’ve all watched enough HGTV to have unrealistic expectations of a simple kitchen or bathroom remodel. It’s easy to get in over your head when it comes to DIY projects. Hiring professionals can also be difficult, both when it comes to finding the right one and knowing what to expect from remodeling projects. Here are some dos and don’ts if you’re considering kitchen and bathroom renovations in Phoenix, AZ.

Do trust the professionals

If you’re going through the trouble of hiring an expert to remodel your kitchen, make sure you choose someone you communicate well with. Then, once you’ve found the people who understand your vision, let them get to work. Professionals have more experience, and they can help you nail down design questions and choose materials that will work for your space.

Don’t flip flop

Once you have a plan, stick to it. If you change your mind on materials or blueprints after a kitchen or bathroom remodel begins, it can seriously delay your timeline and cost you a significant amount of additional money.

Do pick a functional design

Think first about how you’re going to use your space, and second about all the aesthetic flourishes. Everything from installing a desk in the kitchen to making sure you have two sinks in the bathroom can seriously change your day-to-day life after a renovation is finished. You should also make sure your design fits in with the rest of your house. If your home is full of elaborate Victorian antiques, it might seem disjointed to have a harsh, industrial-looking kitchen.

It’s also important to think long term. Trends are fun for a time, but if you want to pick something really flashy, try to choose elements that are easy to change, like paint color and cabinet hardware, compared to more permanent fixtures.

Don’t be unrealistic

There are many things you can do yourself to upgrade a kitchen, and working with the right professionals will help you keep costs low and design impact high. However, it’s important to come into any planning meeting with your priorities firmly in mind.

It might not always be possible to start from the ground up with every kitchen and bathroom remodel. Before you start tearing down walls, make sure you know how much money you have to spend and which aspects of the remodel are most important to you. Don’t get tunnel vision with every decision you have to make—if every choice is “the most important,” you’re going to end up spending too much on cabinet handles, forgetting how much the countertops are costing you.

Do your best to get the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams!

If you’re ready to start planning to remodel in Phoenix, AZ, contact the experts at Petrus Countertops and Remodeling today for a free estimate. We’re open for business and ready to serve all your remodeling needs while following every CDC guideline and social distancing measure to keep our customers safe. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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