Renovating any part of your home is a complex undertaking, but renovating the kitchen is especially so. After all, there are multiple systems that a kitchen needs in order to function, including electricity, plumbing, and ventilation. Because of this complexity, it’s always best to carefully consider your plan before going forward with kitchen renovations. Our team at McMillan Millwork & Joinery has extensive experience in this industry, and we have put together a list of things you should consider before you get started.
- Budget. The first thing to consider when planning kitchen renovations is your budget. New kitchens don’t come cheap, and all the different costs involved can quickly eat up your savings. To avoid this, we recommend sitting down, taking an honest look at your finances, and making a budget for the project based on what you can afford.
- Timeline. Next, think about the timeline for your kitchen renovations. You’ll need some way to store and prepare food while your kitchen is being worked on, so you should think about how long you put up with a temporary kitchen. Do you need the project done in four weeks? Eight? Knowing this information ahead of time will help you and your contractor work together to get the job done on a timeline that works for you.
- Permits. Third, understand that you’ll likely need one or more permits in order to proceed with your kitchen renovations. Fortunately, experienced contractors like those on our team are familiar with all the local regulations, and we will handle all the permitting needs for you.