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Key things to know before starting your kitchen renovation.




Planning for a kitchen renovation is an exciting and rewarding experience with a lot of big decisions. Before you start reaching out to design build contractors near you, be sure to consider these key things.


Define your design inspiration.


You probably have tons of ideas flowing through your mind, but you’ll need some tangible inspiration to share with your design build contractor. We recommend creating an inspiration board to pull together some of your favorite design styles. This will help our interior design team get an understanding of your design aesthetic and style. Using Pinterest or Houzz is a great way to browse and save design inspiration.



Establish your goals


Pinpoint the functional needs of your kitchen. Create a list of goals and must haves and consider work zones for each need you will require from the room, like cooking, storage, and food prep. This will help to correct your flow and floor plan to make the most of your space.



Be realistic.


Consider whether you truly need the chef quality stove and the appliances with all the bells and whistles. A seven-burner commercial-grade range and the highest tech refrigerator may be eye-catching, but they may not fit your cooking needs or budget. Your kitchen remodel doesn’t need to be all about the gadgets, but the design and functionality of the entire space. You can save that budget to invest somewhere else within the project.



Invest in quality cabinetry.


Cabinetry should be one of the biggest Investments in your kitchen renovation. Cabinets manufactured with quality materials provide more durability and are built to last. The role of cabinetry in the finished look and function of the space is crucial to the success of your kitchen renovation. Cabinets come in four quality grades: custom, semi-custom, stock and ready-to-assemble. A design build professional can help you understand the differences in cabinet quality grades and choose an option that works for your budget and style.



Hire a design build professional.


There are many considerations when it comes to a kitchen renovation project. A design build professional will guide you through the steps, fine-tune the perfect renovation plan, and provide recommendations for things you hadn’t even thought about!


The team at Ramos Construction will help you create a space that is both functional and beautiful. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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