Common Kitchen Renovation Questions and Answers
When it comes to kitchen renovation or a kitchen remodel, it’s not uncommon to have a lot of questions. After all, it’s a big job that involves taking up space in your home, tearing it apart, and putting it back together in a new way. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about kitchen renovations.
Where Do I Start?
The first step in a remodel should include figuring out how long it is going to take. Once you’ve established that, you’ll need to set up a temporary kitchen area you can use while the remodel is taking place. Unless you plan on moving all your kitchen equipment, plates, utensils, etc., into this temporary space, you’ll want to invest in some disposable paper products.
A kitchen remodel isn’t going to be clean and orderly. There will be dust and dirt and loud noises. Be prepared to experience those for the duration of the renovation process. Before you get into the actual remodeling of your space, know what you want your new kitchen to look like. Have plans sketched up or drawn out so that you can physically see the vision of your new kitchen. Then select a general contractor carefully.
Should I Remodel My Floors or Cabinets First?
If you’re installing flooring that has to be nailed or glued down, it should be taken care of before the cabinets. If your floor is considered a floating floor, it isn’t necessary to install it before the cabinets. Floating floors refer to flooring that doesn’t need to be nailed or glued down.
Can I Change Out the Countertops If I Have Granite Countertops?
You can change out your granite countertops. It’s usually easier to demolish a granite countertop and then remove the pieces, but if you want to keep the countertop intact, there are ways to remove it in one piece.
What Color Cabinets Should I Choose?
The design of your kitchen remodel is the best place to look when considering what color cabinets to choose. For example, if you’re going with a traditional kitchen design, white or wood cabinets are usually a good choice. If you’re choosing a modern remodel style, contrasting tones and dark colors are the way to go.
Think about the existing colors in your kitchen, such as the colors of your walls, backsplashes, etc., as well as the colors that you’re drawn to and would like to incorporate. Keep in mind the overall mood and tone you are hoping to create with this new kitchen and select cabinets that will complement that design.
What Type of Wood Cabinets Should I Choose?
If you’re considering natural, wood cabinets for your kitchen, some of the best choices include maple, poplar, oak, mahogany, and knotty alder. Some of these woods are a little more chip-resistant than others, such as maple or hickory.
Can I Remodel My Own Kitchen?
With a little bit of planning and preparing, you could do your own kitchen remodel. There are many products available that make it easier than ever before to take a kitchen renovation into your own hands.
Knotty Alder Cabinets offers RTA cabinets at wholesale prices that are easy to install yourself. Learn more about our ready-to-assemble cabinets and how they can be the perfect fit for your kitchen remodeling plans today!