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What You Should Consider Before Starting Your Denver Kitchen Remodeling Project


June 27, 2018

You are finally ready to start your Denver kitchen remodeling project. But rather than dive right in, you want to give the project some thought beforehand. Perhaps you have heard some horror stories from friends about their bad experiences in their kitchen remodeling project, so it’s smart to avoid the same problems they might have had.
 
The first thing you should do is read 10 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before Remodeling Your Kitchen by HGTV for even more ideas before you get started. And if you need a little inspiration, take a look at our project gallery and see some of the beautiful Denver kitchen remodeling projects we have already completed.
 
Now it’s time to start your own list of to-dos before getting your project started.

Decide What You Want Versus What You Need

Do you really need a wine cooler that holds 50 bottle of wine? A dishwasher is probably more important. It’s all about priorities.

Know What You Definitely Don’t Want

If you love shaker style but despise modern, keep that in mind when you are shopping—or when you are talking with a design consultant. Be clear about your preferences.

Find Out What Is On Trend

If you plan to sell your home in the next few years, you want to make sure you are following along with popular trends to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.

Be Open to Change

You have decided on cabinets, hardware, and lighting—only to find out that lighting you wanted is not available. You’ll need to be flexible—and keep an open mind.

Figure Out How to Set Up a Kitchen Area to Use During the Remodel

You might think it will be easy to do takeout during the remodeling project, but most people find that this gets old—not to mention expensive. Set up a small area in the garage, for example, where you can do some cooking and cleaning up.

Set Your Budget Ahead of Time

It might be tempting to start tearing down walls if you want open concept, but you need to be realistic about your budget beforehand. That kind of major work involves expenses for moving gas lines, rewiring electricity, redoing plumbing, and a host of other costs you might not be considering.

Use Space That Would Otherwise Be Wasted

For those odd corner areas, you can incorporate a lazy Susan or even a set of drawers to ensure you have no wasted space in your new design.

Decide What Kind of Sink You Want

You no longer have to decide between white and stainless steel for your sink. Sinks now come in a variety of colors and materials. You are limited only by your imagination—and probably your budget.
 
There’s one more thing you need to consider before staring your Denver kitchen remodeling project: Who should you contact for professional help? We invite you to get in touch with our team of professionals. In addition to remodeling kitchens, we can also help you with other projects, including building beautiful outdoor decks and finishing your basement. Let us help you bring your vision to life! Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.