Kitchen Remodel Contractors
A kitchen remodel is a big step. You can attempt to DIY the project, but you might end up with a catastrophe and wasting a lot of money. Save money from the beginning by hiring an expert plumber to assist.
Kitchen Remodels not matter how big or small require a lot of moving parts, especially if you plan to reroute any plumbing or move major appliances. Be sure to plan your renovation thoroughly to avoid any unexpected costs down the road.
Make an Old Home Work Again
If you have an old or dated home, a kitchen remodel can truly breathe life back into your home. If you choose to install energy-efficient appliances, a kitchen remodel can even save your family hundreds of dollars each year. That’s a return on investment that’s worth it.
No matter what your remodeling requirements are, you should trust an expert plumber to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.
The plumbers at Charles Moon Plumbing can replace and install a variety of appliances and fixtures such as:
- stoves or ovens,
- faucets or sinks,
- garbage disposals
- and more.
Steps for a Successful Kitchen Remodel
To ensure a successful (on budget) kitchen remodel, use the following steps.
- Plan Thoroughly
- Set a Budget
- Hire a Professional
Step 1: Plan Thoroughly
If you fail to plan, you may end up with a heaping mess in your home. A plan helps you prepare for incidentals and visualize your finished product.
Begin by thinking about your goals. What does your new kitchen need to accomplish? Are you looking to open up space for entertaining? Were you designated the new Thanksgiving host? Are you planning for children? Be sure to consider your needs NOW and your FUTURE needs when determining your goals for the future kitchen.
Don’t forget to consider the resale value of your home post-renovation. If selling your home is a possibility in the future, you may want to think about including elements that will boost the resale value of your home. A contractor can help you determine these items and plan for your project.
Step 2: Set a Budget
After determining your goals and the resale value of your new kitchen, it’s time to set a budget. This may seem like an easy process, or it can seem like a totally overwhelming step. If you need help, be sure to ask a professional. They can help you price various products. Know where you will and won’t compromise.
- If you set your budget too low, it may result in a shabby looking bathroom.
- However, if you set your budget too high, it may make it difficult to find the funds to finish the project.
To help you set a realistic budget, go shopping. Do your pricing research by visiting local hardware stores or shop online for the products that you want in your future kitchen. Be sure to check customer reviews to ensure the products you are selecting are worth the value.
Splurge on high-quality materials on highly utilized areas such as the sink, faucet, and appliances. They should be able to last as long as possible and would be able to hold up to frequent usage. These highly utilized fixtures should be your main priority.
Pricing Common Kitchen Remodel Plumbing Items
When setting your kitchen remodeling budget, consider upgrading to high-quality plumbing fixtures that will last longer. Remember to call around for plumbing quotes. Installing new plumbing fixtures can be expensive.
Kitchen faucets: $40-$400. Average: $160
Kitchen sinks: $100-$1000. Average: $300
Dishwasher: $200-$750. Average: $400
Refrigerator: $400-$1200. Average: $750
Stove Pot Filler: $50-$400. Average: $150
Beyond just plumbing fixtures, remember to factor the following into your kitchen remodel budget:
- new cabinets and hardware,
- crown molding,
- and backsplash.
Planning for Problems
Expect problems during the remodeling. Unforeseen events such as damage to your water system, faucets, electrical wiring and on any part of your plumbing system can happen.
Set your budget 20-30% higher than your total estimated costs. This can help you stay under budget and plan for any problems.
If you don’t use the extra budget or if you don’t run into any problems, you can reinvest that extra money into your next project or into a part of your kitchen that didn’t get any attention (and can be easily replaced). Perhaps, you wanted a new dishwasher but didn’t originally budget for it. Now, you can get the dishwasher of your dreams. Or, you could purchase all new pots and pans. Alternatively, you could invest that money into a bathroom remodel instead.
Step 3: Know When to Hire a Professional
A kitchen remodel is a huge undertaking. There are some easy DIYs you can focus on, but for the rest of the project, it’s best to rely on a professional.
It’s ok to admit that you aren’t an expert on everything. You should defer to someone who knows more about kitchen remodels to avoid causing more damage and spending more money than you need to. See when we recommend hiring a professional plumber.
If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, don’t hesitate to call. Our expert Delaware plumbers can do the job for you.