How to Give Your Kitchen a New Professionally Done Face-Lift

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Thinking about professionally renovating or face-lifting your home's kitchen with a new and refreshing sense of style but still undecided about where to begin? You don't have to get so worked up about it. All you have to do is follow the checklist below:

Identify Your Design Style

What type of style do you wish your kitchen area to depict? Are you an old-fashioned individual who wishes to add the timeless elegance of traditional wood finishes in the kitchen or a thoroughly trendy person who loves trying out the latest kitchen designs in the market? Or perhaps, you are one of those homeowners who wish to have a taste of both modernity and antiquity by using transitional type kitchen designs.

Regardless, determining the right design style is the first step towards achieving that dream kitchen look that you've always wanted in your home. Choosing a specific design style will help you identify the right type of flooring, lighting, cabinetry, paint colours, faucets, curtains and any other fittings to integrate into your new kitchen.

If you don't have any special design style in mind, you can find a useful number of ideas on the internet and in interior home design magazines.

Prepare a Budget

Now that you have identified the design style that you want to incorporate into your kitchen, how much money are you willing to spend in order to make sure that you accomplish your goal?

In essence, you should prepare a budget outlining the amount of money that is allocated to every phase of the project. Working according to a set budget allows you to spend sparingly at every stage of the project and, thus, minimises the risk of running out on cash before you are done with renovating the kitchen.

Get a Contractor

Since you've already identified your preferred style and come up with a budget, you are now ready to look for a contractor (such as Caliber Kitchens) who can meet your expectations at an agreeable price.

Whenever possible, pick a contractor via the personal recommendation of friends, relatives or neighbours who have undertaken a home makeover project similar in nature to yours in recent times. However, be sure to book appointments to consult many potential contractors and ask them to make and present written bids for your kitchen remodel.

At minimum, each bid should provide information about the extent of the work involved, price charged, warranties, certifications, references, and deadlines.

Don't select a bid just because it is quoted the lowest since that doesn't assure it is the best option for your project. Therefore, make sure that you find out what costs haven't been incorporated to help discover any would-be hidden costs.


11 March 2015

Renovating Your House

Hello! Welcome to my blog! My name is Julie and I live in a large house in the suburbs of Perth, Australia. My husband and I moved into our current home a couple of years ago and since then we have been working to transform it into our dream place. The house itself is lovely, but the interior looked like something from the 1970s. When we started our renovation project we didn't have a clue what we were doing. However, with each job we completed and each mistake we made, we learnt a new skill. I decided I would like to share what we have learnt here.