The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Kitchen Remodel
Home Depot & Coldwell Banker Real Estate teamed up to provide you with the ultimate guide to kitchen remodeling.
Step One: How to Plan Your Kitchen Remodel
Taking the time to plan a new kitchen design is arguably the most important step in the remodeling process. A clear, well-conceived plan will guide you through each phase of the remodel and help ensure that the work progresses smoothly and stays on budget. In our first post, we show you the steps to take and provide you with some valuable remodeling design tips. Read It Here
Step Two: Creating a Budget
After deciding on a plan for your kitchen remodel, the next step is assigning a budget to the project. The easiest, most accurate way to establish a kitchen-remodeling budget is to break down the project into smaller jobs. In post #2, we show you which major remodeling expenses to calculate and other ways to keep your costs on target. Read It Here
Step Three: Put On Your Hard Hat (And Thinking Cap) Time for Construction Planning!
Kitchen-remodeling projects should follow a logical work sequence, as those that don’t are subject to problems down the line. In post #3, we provide a typical progression of work for a moderate remodeling project. Read It Here
Step Four: Picking the Right Appliances
A key component of any kitchen remodel is selecting new products that fit with your design, budget and construction timeframe. In our final post, we take a brief look at six categories of kitchen-remodeling products. With several models, options and variations within each category, picking the right product for your specific kitchen can seem daunting. However, it’s actually a lot of fun and easier than you might think. Read It Here
LisaMarch 14, 2016
Could you do a kitchen in the 3000.00 range?
MikeMarch 26, 2016
You could do a small kitchen facelift for that, but not a full remodel.
ryanJune 16, 2017
It depends on how hands-on you want to be, and what needs to be replaced. I would make a list of what’s most important to you, and also find generate a list of alternative, less expensive materials and appliances to use. Perhaps someone in your family can help you, who is a handyman ?
RachelJuly 28, 2016
While budgeting certainly isn’t the most fun part of any kitchen remodel, it’s definitely helpful to know what you’re working with and how you can save money. Thanks for sharing the tips!
BruceSeptember 9, 2016
Great post, Lindsay. I really enjoy your post, your useful tips help me a lot. I’m going to try them out with my kitchen. Thanks for sharing!
Jack ColemanSeptember 24, 2016
Hi Lindsay ,
Firstly. I must say it’s a great post!
Your article couldn’t have come at a better time , because my wife and I are actually considering giving our kitchen a whole new look.
We have a budget of just $2,000 , I hope its enough?
Anyways , I will forward this article to her so that we can start planning.
Ridley FitzgeraldDecember 13, 2016
These are some great steps for a kitchen remodel. I am hoping to remodel our kitchen in the near future, so I need all the help I can get. I like your idea of breaking the remodel down into little jobs to figure out the budget. I will remember that.
Lindsay ListanskiDecember 14, 2016
We are go glad you enjoyed the post!
Silas KnightJanuary 30, 2017
These are some nice ideas for planning a kitchen remodel. I like the idea to find new appliances for my kitchen, since ours are so out dated. I agree, with so many options, it can be hard to find the right one, but it’s worth it!
Lucy TaylorFebruary 10, 2017
I liked your tip to make sure your choosing the right appliances for your kitchen because it makes major difference in the whole feel of the room! I’m a fan of stainless steel appliances and thought everyone else was as well, but when my sister remodeled her kitchen, she opted for black appliances. “Trust me,” she said “you don’t want stainless steel appliances with six kids in the house.” I get it now, and I actually really like the way they look in her home! There are so many great options to choose from!
JohnFebruary 22, 2017
I thought it was interesting how the article mentions taking the time to plan a new design is the most important step in the remodeling process. I can see how having a set plan can help you budget the expenses for the remodel, and give a contractor a clear expectation of what you’d like done. My wife and I have been thinking of getting our kitchen remodeled since it’s really old now, so we’ll make sure we have solid plan put in place before we start.
Victoria KeichingerFebruary 22, 2017
Glad you found the article helpful, John! Best of luck in your kitchen remodel!
John MahoneyMarch 3, 2017
I liked when you talked about planning carefully when remodeling your home. It makes sense that remembering this can help you make sure you set up an appropriate budget and timetable. I can see how anyone looking into this would want to contact a professional to make sure it is done properly and with the best materials.
Chris WintersMarch 22, 2017
Lindsay, it makes sense to create a budget when remodeling your kitchen. My kitchen happens to be very old and outdated. I definitely think that we should consider finding a professional that could best understand what we’re looking for in a kitchen.
Tomas KillingtonMarch 28, 2017
My aunt recently moved into an older home with her family. She is wanting to have some updates done throughout the home because the home was built in the 80’s. I didn’t realize how important it is to make an effective construction plan to ensure the kitchen installation company can do the work in a logical order. That’s a great tip that I’ll share with my aunt.
Pam LassilaApril 10, 2017
I have lived in my house for the past 15 years and nothing has changed with it! My husband and I have a pretty tight budget but I want to change something up! I’ve been thinking about a kitchen remodel. I strongly believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. So if we change that a little, that can help freshen up our whole home!
Victoria KeichingerApril 10, 2017
We totally agree – home is where the food is! Best of luck on your refresh, Pam!
Burt SilverApril 13, 2017
Thanks for the tips on kitchen remodeling. I really want to completely renovate our kitchen, but my wife and I have had trouble planning it. Thanks for mentioning to make a budget and stick to it. I can see how it would be easy to go overboard, so we will do this.
Victoria KeichingerApril 17, 2017
Hi Burt, Glad you found the article helpful. Best of luck with your kitchen remodeling! There is plenty more info on this topic on the Blue Matter blog here: http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/?s=kitchen+remodel
JesseApril 17, 2017
The kitchen is the most important element when people walk into the house to see if they want to buy it. In theory it shouldn’t be the most important, but time after time I hear people say “I want …” for the kitchen area and it’s a must or no deal.
Amy TangApril 26, 2017
Great article and very well explained. I believe in professionals so this is a very useful article for everyone. Many thanks for your share.
JesseApril 28, 2017
What’s a safe percentage you think someone should set aside for expenses over budget when planning a whole kitchen remodel?
Debashis BarmanMay 4, 2017
I want to say this is a really excellent article. These are some nice ideas for planning a kitchen remodel. I must follow these ideas when I need to remodel my kitchen. Thanks for sharing this article.
itaMay 6, 2017
We want to reorganize our kitchen and We would like to refresh the space with nicer cabinets and change the flooring to porcelain tile. We will be deciding to budget for a kitchen renovation soon. Thank you for the tips on kitchen remodel, it was very helpful.
John MahoneyMay 25, 2017
Thank you so much for talking about the importance of choosing products that can work with your kitchen design when remodeling it. My wife wants to remodel our kitchen so that it is more appealing to potential buyers since we are planning on selling our home soon.As I see it, taking the time to make a plan and choose a design can help you and the contractor you choose to find the best material to dive your property a makeover and help it look great.
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Alex DeanJune 5, 2017
My husband and I are wanting to renovate our kitchen but are not for sure about how to go about doing it. It’s good to know that when it comes to planning one out that we need to create a budget for it. That way we can determine what all of the different small projects is going to cost.
GinaJuly 8, 2017
Hi Lindsay , love your information!!!
LNWeaverJuly 10, 2017
I like that tip to break down a project to smaller jobs. That way you can accurately gauge how expensive it will be. Kitchen projects can have good ROI, but you have to control your costs!
HerryAugust 19, 2017
Really great post. Will try to remodel my kitchen soon.
Thanks for sharing.
Roger MiddletonAugust 21, 2017
I liked that you had mentioned the importance of selecting products that fit into the design and can fit within the construction timeframe. My wife and I have been wanting to remodel our home since we had purchased it back in 2000 but we just haven’t had the time to. I was going to surprise my wife by doing it this summer while she’s been away with her family but I have waited too long and I don’t have an eye for design so I won’t be able to pick out the right products. I’ll probably have to start calling around to find the right company to handle the remodel.
HeatherAugust 29, 2017
Even upgrading your appliances can really make a difference in your kitchen, but if you can afford a full remodel with new countertops and backsplash, you’ll feel as if you’re in a different home entirely. Thanks for sharing!
Ashley MaxwellSeptember 7, 2017
I appreciate your suggestion to make a budget for all you can spend and what you will spend money on for your project. I didn’t know that it was more helpful to divide it up when budgeting. My husband and I are newlyweds, and we recently moved into an older home. We are considering remodeling contractors to remodel our kitchen for us.
Spencer MontgomerySeptember 26, 2017
Glad I came across your post. I’m actually planning to remodel my kitchen in the next few months. I agree that creating a budget is important when it comes to this.
Theodore WinstonOctober 4, 2017
Thanks for this very comprehensive guide! I’m helping my brother-in-law remodel their kitchen and I am looking for ideas/tips so we could do it successfully. I agree that a successful project always follows good planning. Speaking of, he wanted to redo their kitchens cabinets, what would be a good color to paint them once done? thanks!
Sharon LeeOctober 5, 2017
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Kyle WayneOctober 16, 2017
I like that you mentioned how kitchen remodeling can only be done right if you budget right. My sister is looking to remodel her kitchen. I’ll be sure to talk to her about budgeting and finding a professional that can do it properly.
SariahNovember 3, 2017
I’m planning on remodeling our kitchen soon, and since this will be a first for me, I’m looking for steps on how to do it successfully. Taking the time to plan everything is very important, so thanks for the tip on having a clear, well-conceived plan to guide me through. Doing so will also ensure that I stay within my budget. Thanks for such a valuable tip!
john celvinDecember 15, 2017
Really great post. Will try to remodel my kitchen soon.
WilliamJanuary 25, 2018
Awesome post, Lindsay . This is really useful and helpful for those who wants remodel their article. Thanks sharing.
Joey KMay 19, 2018
I was literally moments away from taking a sledgehammer to my kitchen when I decided to search around the web for any advice for kitchen renovations. Found your article and I gotta say it quickly stopped any demo work! I didn’t even have a clear idea of what I even wanted the new kitchen to look like XD
Thanks for the informative and well-written guide, it’s given me a better picture of how I should go about it before breaking down my kitchen and being left with nothing to cook in!