Maryland’s Kitchen Remodeling Experts
The kitchen is the center of every home. It’s where family and friends gather to talk, play board games, cook, and enjoy delicious foods. No wonder so many people consider their kitchen to be one of the most important rooms in their homes.
At C.K. Lewis Construction, Inc., we help our Maryland clients build dream kitchens that enhance their homes and stay within their budget. While there are many ways to go about a remodel, we suggest employing a systematic, step-by-step approach to ensure that all your needs are met.
The First Step In A Maryland Kitchen Remodel: Analyze Your Space
Make sure you or your contractor has measured the floor space, understands all the structural restrictions, and has inventoried plumbing. All of these factors will directly impact the time and money needed to remodel. And once you understand what it takes to make specific changes, you’ll be able to prioritize your wish list. For example, if you wanted to place a sink in front of a lovely set of windows, but then discovered this move required expensive plumbing changes or digging into the foundation, you might want to rethink that request.
Step Two: Write Down Your Kitchen Remodel Goals
There are probably a lot of things you want to change, but it makes sense to start by identifying bigger goals. For example, instead of saying, “I want to move the sink in front of the window,” you might think about why that idea appeals to you. The restate it as a design goal such as, “I want more natural light in my workspaces,” or “I want to bring the outdoors into my kitchen,” or “I want more fresh air and light in my kitchen.” When you restate your tactical ideas into broader goals, you open the door to new ideas and solutions for you and your contractor. Focusing on goals instead of tactics will make it easier to create a space you love. It also makes it possible to find solutions that can be completed in a shorter time frame or in more cost-effective ways.
Step Three: Find the Kitchen Contractor That’s Right for Your Project
While there are a lot of designers, installers, and kitchen remodeling contractors out there, not all of them are right for your project. When you talk with contractors, you’ll want to share your goals and specific ideas. The right contractor will help you make your design better by creating better workspaces, more attractive designs, or save money by suggesting alternatives to costly customizations.
You’ll need to determine if your contractor can deliver a kitchen you’ll love within your budget. When you start by sharing your total costs, you allow the contractor to be clear about their abilities to meet your expectations. Instead of asking three contractors to bid on the same project, find a contractor you trust, discuss your financial limitations, and then ask them to create a plan that’s right for you.
While first impressions are great, when it comes to selecting a contractor for your kitchen remodel, don’t make decisions in a vacuum. Request at least three references and call each of them. Check your contractor’s ranking with the Better Business Bureau and make sure your contractor is licensed, insured, and bonded.
Ready to Get Started?
C.K. Lewis Construction wants to help you with your kitchen remodel. If you’re ready to get started, call us today to discuss your project and get a free quote.