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Planning Your Summertime Kitchen Makeover

Are you planning to renovate your kitchen? If so, summertime is the perfect time to do that. Kids are out of school, which usually means a flexible schedule to plan for renovations, and the sunny weather is beautiful enough to sit on the patio with a cold glass of iced tea while the contractors are busy inside. Unlike renovating during the cold of winter, the summertime offers plenty of outdoor activities to keep you occupied while you wait for your brand-new kitchen.

What can you do to get ready? The contractors are going to do all of the work. You just need to do the preparation. Of course, you need to visualize what you want the kitchen to look like and prepare the budget, but there are other things you can do to prepare yourself before the work begins.

Ask Questions — As Many As You Need Answered

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Contractors are skilled professionals, and part of their job is to answer your questions. They will help you to visualize, know what can and cannot be done, offer options you may not have considered, and help to reassure you about the entire process. The better the communication is with the contractors, the happier you will be with the outcome.

Double Check Colors

One of the biggest reasons customers are unhappy with a renovation is the realization that they got the wrong color. Avoid that by using all the tools you have available to visualize what the colors you’ve chosen will look like in your kitchen. Double-check tile and paint samples to be sure you’ve got everything right.

Design for Efficiency

Remember, you need a kitchen that works for you and your family, not anyone else. This means to design a kitchen you will be happy with for years. You need enough space for everyone in the family and a space to cook, entertain, and do whatever else you like to do in the kitchen. Keep three things in mind:

  • Clearance space
  • Seating
  • Your day-to-day habits

Day-to-day habits are especially important and easy to forget. Think about things like the times when the kitchen is the busiest and how many people are in the kitchen when someone is cooking. Do this to ensure that the result is not only a beautiful kitchen but an efficient one as well.

Plan for Storage

All too often people forget to plan storage space. Take inventory of all that you use or plan to use in your future kitchen and be sure to incorporate enough storage space for everything in your design.

Trust the Experts to Build Your Dream Kitchen

Once you have the vision, all you need is the right professional to make that vision come true. When you’re ready for a kitchen renovation, call us at CMJR Construction in Truckee, CA to schedule an appointment.