Kitchen in Burlington

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Kitchen in Burlington

You’ve heard it said many times before: “the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it has a huge impact on your home’s resale value”. With many of our clients, not only their own aspirations are taken into account but potential resale value weighs heavily when planning a new kitchen design. In this article by Chatsworth Fine Homes, we will talk about a few things you should consider when you are thinking about remodelling your kitchen in Burlington. Read on for more information.

Budget

Your budget is surely very important to everyone and particularly  important when it comes to keeping a rein on things in a kitchen design. During a remodel, the budget gets pressured on all sides so keeping a keen eye is essential. Set a budget that is comfortable for you, and remember that most realtors suggest it  will likely be recouped upon resale of your home.

When you’re setting a budget, keep in mind that you should set aside money in case something comes up. Whether you live in an old or new home, it’s pretty much guaranteed that there will be complications. In older homes we recommend a contingency of between 15 and 20% of the total budget. In a new build costs can be brought under control right from the outset so you can end up on budget with some careful planning and controlling costs during the election process.

If you’re not ready for a huge renovation, you can improve the design of your kitchen in Burlington by installing new countertops or appliances.

Some homeowners elect to even paint the cabinets themselves, to completely change the look of your kitchen. A project you may want to think about carefully and consider with sober judgement before embarking upon!

Renovation timeline

Make sure you have a schedule and add a buffer to your timeline, as you did with your budget. Unexpected issues can pop up that will cause the renovation to take more time than expected. Don’t get caught in a time crunch, leave yourself some extra time to complete your dream kitchen design. One of the pitfalls of Kitchen renovations is not having a realistic schedule. The results can be disappointing when the project isn’t completed in what you thought was a reasonable time frame but unfortunately didn’t fit in with the reality of trades and materials availability.  

The layout of your kitchen

We encourage clients to “brainstorm“ what their kitchen could be like. Then once all the ideas are on the table the winnowing process begins. Some things are “nice to have” but not essential. It’s a balancing act between getting what you want and keeping on budget. When you’re moving ovens, you’ll need to move gas connections. Sinks need water lines, which you’ll have to shift. These can be costly moves, so considering keeping at least some of the layout of your kitchen the same can be a cost saving. You’ll have to decide whether it’s worth the splurge to change the layout.

There are many things to consider before remodeling a kitchen in Burlington. At Chatsworth Fine Homes, we have been privileged to work on some of the best remodeling jobs, some of which you can find picture of on our website. For more information about remodeling your kitchen in Burlington, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.