photos: Summer Renovation Planning: Let’s Start With the Kitchen

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Imaging a new kitchen this summer

Notes:

  • If you could design your kitchen (in your mind), what would it look like?
  • Better yet, what should your kitchen look like? What color cabinets? What type lighting? What style in appliances?
  • Summer is a good time to begin your kitchen renovation – but first, take what in your mind and start planning.
  • Use the step-by-step below to get the process going.
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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling “Quick Guide” to review the kitchen remodeling process. It assembles information you may need and outlines it a step-by-step review with references.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any kitchen remodeling, run some financial numbers to determine whether your kitchen renovation is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review these cost-related issues to kitchen remodeling vs. buying a new home.

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Step 2: Collect Ideas

The 2nd step for planning a summer kitchen renovation is deciding what you would like to do.

Will it be a –

  • redesigning the kitchen,
  • replacing the kitchen cabinets/counter,
  • putting in an island,
  • replacing your sink and faucet,
  • buying new appliances,
  • re-decorating,
  • or something else.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of kitchen materials and design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each kitchen remodeling element.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a kitchen remodeling contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis. Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you selected the contractor and finalized the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for kitchen renovation. Start with a home equity line of credit or use the bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, removing everything that needs to be replaced, installing plumbing and electrical if needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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