Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Kitchen!

When Is the Best Time to Remodel Your Kitchen?

2020 has been a whirlwind year.

COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty into all of our lives, but one thing is for sure…a healthy and sanitary environment is crucial at your home, your workspace and other frequently trafficked areas.

Interior designers are taking safety precautions and our “new normal” priorities into consideration by recreating homes to be a more clean and hygienic space. Home renovation projects such as countertop upgrades to a new, modern and sanitary surface (such as porcelain countertops) are trending right now, and it’s time you upgrade yours as well!

Kitchen renovations help provide your family with a new working area that is equipped with not only the latest design styles, but the most advanced technology. However, deciding on the best time to renovate your kitchen can be overwhelming. Inevitably, it all comes down to you – your lifestyle, your schedule and your habits. Here are a few things to consider before remodeling your kitchen.

Family Schedule

How would you define your lifestyle? Do you have young kids in school or are you empty nesters? Most homeowners choose to take on home renovations during the least busy season of the year. For some it’s summertime while for others it’s during the school year.

As we head into September and the kids are getting used to a new routine, now may be a perfect time to call on designers and contractors to start creating your dream kitchen. If you’re interested in starting a renovation project today, contact Construction Resources to talk with a design expert.

Eating Habits

Are you an at-home chef or a take out connoisseur? If you’re the latter, then this should be a piece of cake! While your kitchen is under construction it could be hard to navigate through the space or use appliances to cook up tasty meals. Ordering food to-go is a great idea, however, the cost adds up quick.

If you’d rather not increase the bill with ordering food each day, utilizing an outdoor kitchen is a wonderful idea! Store your food items in an outdoor fridge and become a grill master by hosting outdoor barbecues to help you save money while maintaining your normal, at-home cooking routine.

CR offers an entire line of outdoor living products to help you build an outdoor kitchen. Check it out here!

Weather

Weather tends to be a bigger concern for those who live in colder climates. If you live further north you’ll want to consider a time of the year where the temperature isn’t freezing. However, if you’re home renovation project is all indoors, then this shouldn’t be a problem. You’ll just want to ensure that you have an extra space inside to cook and store your food.

If you live in the Greater Atlanta area, we have no doubt that your indoor and outdoor renovation projects can take place all year round!

Deals & Discounts

Deals and discounts are a perfect excuse to act on your renovation project. You can typically find price savings during the holidays from Black Friday to New Years Day and again in April and May. These seasonal promotions will help you stay within budget while getting the home products that you love.

A great way to stay on top of your project timeline is to begin buying products during these promotional periods. That way, when the renovation process begins, you already have the additions picked out, purchased, and ready to go.

Product Lead Times

If you’re like us, you want the coolest designs and additions to your new home. Some kitchen products require special ordering resulting in longer lead times. Start shopping for your favorite hygienic countertops, modern lighting, sinks and faucets, appliances, and more to get a head start on your design project! When your project starts, you’ll be so thankful that you have these additions purchased and ready to be installed.

Holidays and Special Events

Don’t forget about your favorite family gatherings and yearly events! If you want your kitchen to be fully functional and re-designed by the holidays or a special party, make sure to begin your remodel no less than 6 months prior! This time frame will account for any delays and unexpected occurrences that could arise during the process.

Start Shopping For Your Home Essentials In Atlanta!

CR offers several showrooms for you to find your favorite home products for your next design project! Stop by a local design center near you to begin shopping for countertops, lighting, appliances, flooring and more!

Ultimately, it’s up to you to determine the best time to remodel your kitchen! It all factors into your lifestyle and plans for the year. It’s also a great technique to take time to fully plan and budget your project before beginning. If you’re not quite sure how to plan for a kitchen renovation project, we have a blog on How To Budget For A Kitchen Remodel that can help you get started.

If you’re looking for more insights on residential and commercial design projects, or design inspiration overall, check out our blog for further details. If you would like to get started on a project today, contact us and speak with one of our experienced staff members!

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