Even though they can at times be very easy or somewhat difficult to complete, minor remodeling tasks are just as fulfilling as major ones. All it requires is a bit of creativity, a price that does not require you to empty your pocketbook, and the desire to make some simple improvements in your kitchen. Whether you are a licensed contractor or want to tackle the job yourself, be sure not to rush. Make a list of everything you want to improve and go over it carefully, making notes and photos as you go. If you have a friend who is a licensed contractor, ask him to come to your home to give you his professional opinion on what needs to be done.
If you are apprehensive we understand. You are not alone in being afraid to tackle such a big project on your own. That is what we exists. We are Remodeling Los Angeles and we can help you with your Thousand Oaks California project. We specialize in helping Thousand Oaks California customers and will be sure to give you a kitchen remodel using your detailed specifications which we can help you design. If you are just beginning the process or are ready to get started, give us a call today and see how we can help you!
Before you Begin
There are several ways you can get things started:
Have you considered how much you are going to pay your contractor, and have he written terms of a contract that prevents him from going over budget? Do you know what permits you are going to need before starting the project? Will you only contract out the parts of the project that you need permits for? Knowing and understanding your remodeling project from top to bottom will help when you are reviewing bids.
It is easy to jump right in and start rebuilding your kitchen without considering all of the previous factors. Unfortunately, this is a very common problem. No one can avoid the temptation of jumping in too fast to finish the project that they are excited to work on. Keep in mind that the best time to proceed with remodeling your kitchen is long before you will need permits. Once construction begins you should have someone looking over your work carefully at each step. You might end up with a kitchen you are very proud to show others.
Start by searching web sites for inspiration - birthday parties, holidays, dinner parties, or even a new office. Add photos or video of the style, colors, and fabrics of the items you like. Keep in mind that you and your partner make the decisions together, so you must both be in agreement on the style you want to develop.
Go through your closet and find items to re-paint or re-design on a budget. Many of your collectibles can be created into beautiful home décor items.
Pour your list into one binder and label it one item at a time. Label it: budget, colors, materials, size, budget, items, and style you have decided on. Find out if your insurance will pay for your items Before beginning to purchase items, go through your closet.
Decide on a style, color scheme, or theme for your kitchen.
Decide on basic kitchen equipment that will include countertop appliances, a fridge, and a stove/oven.
Define the size of the kitchen by dividing the large by the small. These measurements will vary from kitchen to kitchen and from place to place.
Once you have the starting points of what you want and what your budget is, find out what if any appliance or fixtures can be used to meet some of your needs.
If you do not have the expertise or money to put your own appliances into your kitchen, you may have to use a product from one of the major appliances brands.
You can create unique countertop and island inserts, paint a backsplash, or replace a cabinet door with glass.
Do as much as you can on your own and save even more money.
Call today to speak to one of our specialists.