Even if you don’t have any intention of selling your home, remodeling some of its most functional areas can give you a renewed sense of pride in homeownership. If you want to freshen up your kitchen but don’t want to spend that much money or time on achieving a new look, you can update just your kitchen cabinets. To narrow down your options, know what to avoid when getting new kitchen cabinets.
Measurements are very important, whether you’re refacing old cabinets or completely replacing them. Wrong measurements are one of the leading causes of delays in any renovation project. It’s not just the measurements of the cabinets that you have to take into consideration; you should also think about the dimensions of the doors or windows through which the new cabinets will be moved into the house.
Forgetting About New Appliances
New appliances are more attractive and energy-efficient. If you’re thinking about replacing your old appliances, make sure to measure them too. Talk to your contractor about this so they can plan for the new appliances, power outlet locations, etc.
Skimping on the Layout
As with measurements, it’s best to hire a professional to create a cabinet layout that reflects what you want. It’s not a good idea to simply sketch the design on a piece of paper. A professional layout will go a long way toward preventing mistakes and speeding up the project.
Skimping on Quality
There are two possible problems with cheap cabinets. First, you might not be happy with the way they look and feel. Second, you will have to replace them sooner. Invest in quality cabinets or cabinet refacing now to avoid these problems.
Many homeowners think they can save money by replacing or refacing old kitchen cabinets on their own. All of the mistakes listed above can happen if you go the DIY route. There are many ways in which a kitchen cabinet remodel can go wrong if you’re not careful or if you try to take shortcuts. Avoid all of these mistakes by choosing a good remodeler from the get-go.
Work With a Reputable Contractor
To ensure your cabinets turn out as you envision, work with a reputable kitchen remodeler like DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Ogden. Call us today at (801) 436-8886 or start a conversation here. We work with homeowners in North Ogden, Plain City, West Point, West Haven, Pleasant View, Farr West, Marriott-Slaterville, South Ogden and many surrounding communities.