Due to COVID-19, many families have been spending more time in their homes than they normally would and with many summer vacations and plans cancelled, now is the time to make the desired updates and remodels to your space. When taking on a kitchen or bathroom remodel, it can be hard to know where to start. Use our remodel checklist below to walk you through the process and feel free to call our Schuler Kitchens and Baths designers for inspiration.
Create a Budget
The first step in the renovation, and the most important one, is to create a budget for the project. Research the bathroom and kitchen remodeling ideas that you’re interested in and talk with contractors regarding prices. Unexpected costs can add up quickly so it is important to write down your budget and prioritize the upgrades you want. Should an unexpected repair and cost arise during renovation, you can eliminate the lowest of your priorities to ensure that you stay within budget.
Hire a Contractor
Once you have your budget and the list of desired work established, you can interview and hire a contractor that is available for the job. Discuss the estimated timeframe of the job and make sure that the final cost of the project will not exceed your budget. Before signing the contracts, review estimates and check references thoroughly.
Once your start date and pay schedule is determined, you can discuss needing alternate plans with your contractor, especially if it is your home’s only bathroom or you are undergoing a major kitchen renovation. Find out what days you will not be able to use those rooms and talk with friends or family about staying with them or using their spaces.
Now for the fun part — choosing the finishes! Select your desired flooring, fixtures, appliances, and paint colors. Browse our new state of the art Schuler Kitchens and Baths showroom in Allentown, PA for ideas and inspiration that will take your bathroom or kitchen remodel to the next level! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to offer recommendations and set up appointments to begin the remodeling process.
Do you prefer a modern space or opt for a more vintage look? Whatever your personal tastes may be, you will find a variety of models and designs to create your perfect renovation. When you are ready to discuss your thoughts and ideas, call us to set up your free design consultation where we’ll discuss your project, budget and time frame. When we agree that your budget fits your project, we will schedule your in-home appointment.
Celebrate Your Finished Room
Once your remodeling project is complete, you can finally enjoy the conveniences of the upgrades. Bake in your brand new kitchen or take in the comfort of showering in your dream bathroom. The months of preparation and remodeling and money spent on upgrades can finally be enjoyed. If you’ve been like many families and spending more time in your home than normal, now is to take the plunge and schedule the home renovations you’ve been dreaming about to make your space more comfortable and fitting for your family.