• DON’T do it yourself. Remodeling a bedroom, dining room or family room is very different from taking on the challenge of a kitchen or bath. A specialized designer should be brought in to figure logistics, suggest proper materials and make a functional and cost efficient room that specifically reflects your taste, style and personality. This is NOT a do-it-yourself project! 
  • DO think of resale value. You may be happier than ever in your home, from the location, neighbors and the town to your property, you may think you've settled for good - but don't be too sure! Sometimes being too 'unique' means regrets down the road, so especially for your first last remodeling project, we suggest sticking to the basics and putting thought into what others would like about your kitchen, as much as you. Someone else might own it one day and you'll want to make sure you can recoup your investment!
  • DON’T overspend! Set a budget at the beginning of your project, including room for additional charges, and don't go over that amount - no matter what! Be proactive and figure out what you want during the months leading up to the renovation. If you want more than you can have, make a conscious decision to pick one or the other based on necessity and future projects, if one can or can't be added down the road. 
  • Look for a balance of design and functionality. Dan suggests asking yourself if your kitchen functions well with the way you live. Cabinets with your most frequently used items should be located and arranged most conveniently, with items you don’t use every day stored out of the way. The design and style of your cabinetry should also fit your own personal taste.
  • Know your style. Identification of your own personal decorative style is key to selecting the right look for your cabinets. By doing a little bit of style research ahead of time, you ensure a final design that fits with your personal tastes and preferences.                                                                                                                              
  • DO pick a qualified professional.  Make sure they're qualified; ask to see past projects and/or a portfolio and discuss your budget. It's also a good idea to ask for references and checkout their showroom if possible. Pick the designer that satisfies your taste and style most. You should never be persuaded to do anything you don't like or that's too high-end for your budget. A good designer will work closely with you until your dream home comes true!

How To Manage Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel

Lighting can have a dramatic effect on how your kitchen looks, works, and feels. Unlike most other design considerations, lighting is a dynamic element that can be adjusted to create the right atmosphere for any occasion—from dim and dramatic to bright and inviting. To get the most of your new kitchen design, be sure to include a mix of ambient, accent, and task lighting, allowing light sources to overlap. 

Lighting Visualizer

Lighting can have a dramatic effect on how your kitchen looks, works, and feels. Unlike most other design considerations, lighting is a dynamic element that can be adjusted to create the right atmosphere for any occasion—from dim and dramatic to bright and inviting. To get the most of your new kitchen design, be sure to include a mix of ambient, accent, and task lighting, allowing light sources to overlap. 

Lighting Visualizer

 

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