Make a vow that this year will be the last holiday season you spend bumping into people in your claustrophobia-inducing kitchen, unable to open the refrigerator and the dishwasher at the same time. Many people cook and bake for company during the holiday season and all the rolls, cookie platters, mixing bowls and dirty dishes overtake the limited counter space, leaving you to try to carve the turkey on the thin strip of counter in front of the sink again.
No more! You deserve the space to create the magical dishes your family loves. A kitchen remodel can bring your reality in line with your expectations, and it’s easier and cheaper than moving.
The first thing on your list for a remodel should be design. Have you always wanted an island or a bar so family members could pull up a chair and have a quick bite without having to trek out to the dining room? This is your big chance. Do you need more counter space, or room for a wine refrigerator, six-burner range or double-stacked oven? It’s your dream — get it all on paper.
Once you decide what you want, you have to bring it in line with your budget. Can you afford to knock out the back wall for a breakfast nook? If not, maybe you can steal some space from an adjacent room that doesn’t get as much use. Can’t afford custom granite countertops? Consider tile — you’ll have more color choices.
Hire a Contractor
Choose a reliable contractor with lots of experience in the type of job you want done. Framing a house from the ground up isn’t the same as knocking walls down and building new ones. Make sure your builder is licensed and has adequate experience in the necessary areas. Most building and remodeling nightmares center around the contractor disappearing and not returning phone calls. Avoid this scenario by choosing a well-known, reputable, well-established contractor who stands behind their work.
You want the job to be done carefully, but you also want it done in a reasonable amount of time with minimal inconvenience to you and your family. Kitchen remodels in particular are challenging because you have to continue to feed your family during a time period in which you may not have access to water or a stove. The microwave and takeout pizza can fill in for a while, but you don’t want the days of no stove and no dishwasher to stretch into months — and this won’t be a time you can afford to eat out often.
Once you make your choices, it’s out of your hands and your job becomes watching your kitchen’s transformation from small and dark to light and airy.
Serving the Ogden area for more than 30 years, Falk Construction specializes in kitchen remodels. Give them a call today to get a free estimate on making your dream kitchen a reality.