If you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen, the process might be intimidating at first. Where do you begin? How do you know if remodeling is the right decision? You probably have many questions that, before knowing the answers to, make you nervous to get started, and that’s understandable.
Maybe you’re a methodical person who likes to have answers to your questions before diving into any major project. We see you and we appreciate you. Let’s take some time to answer the most frequently asked questions we get about kitchen remodeling.
Q: How long is my kitchen remodel going to take?
A: The specific answer depends on your unique remodeling project, but in general, the construction phase of kitchen remodels takes (on average) 9-13 weeks. This doesn’t include the other phases of the project, like consultation, design and selections. See more detailed information about project timelines.
Q: What should my budget be?
A: Given the various project types and sizes we work on, budgets can be especially difficult to give appropriate expectations for. That being said, the average kitchen remodeling costs are anywhere from $75,000 – $175,000+. The budget will depend on the scale of your renovation, how much plumbing and electrical are affected, your design choices, and more. Learn more about budget expectations.
Q: What does the kitchen remodeling process entail?
A: At Dave Fox, the remodeling process allows you to still live life in the middle of a difficult disruption. From inspiration to completion, your kitchen remodeling team includes a Design Consultant, Interior Designer, and Project Manager, with the full support of our office and production staff. Learn more about our process.
Q: How much storage do I need?
A: There’s no such thing as too much storage, right? The answer to your question varies on personal preference and budget, but we always encourage clients to add smart storage solutions like pull-out spice racks, trash and recycling drawers, roll-outs in tall pantry cabinets, and more. It’s better to have too much storage in the kitchen than not enough. Learn more about kitchen cabinet ideas and inspiration.
Q: How can I make my kitchen feel bigger?
A: When doing a head-to-toe makeover of your kitchen, it’s important to make design decisions that maximize the space you have. Take down unnecessary walls when possible, especially if you like open concept layouts. Remove soffits that lower the ceiling and make the room feel tighter. Keep the kitchen cabinet layout open and airy for efficient traffic flow, Choose a neutral color palette, add natural lighting, and select furniture that fits the space to make the finished room appear bigger and more open.
Q: What should I do with the flooring?
A: This is one of the most asked questions when it comes to kitchen remodeling. Flooring is the largest design surface of any room and it can be a foundation for the rest of the interior design. As one of the most used spaces within a home, kitchen floors go through regular wear and tear. It has to withstand messes, spills, wet shoes, muddy animal paws, and more. Luxury vinyl flooring, laminate, hardwood, and tile flooring continue to be popular choices for kitchens.
Q: What details do people sometimes overlook when remodeling their kitchens?
A: There are hundreds of details that go into a successful kitchen remodel, and it’s easy to miss some of the finer points of day-to-day use while concentrating on big ticket items. Working with a certified kitchen designer is your best bet for getting a kitchen you’ll be happy with for many years to come. Here are some examples of details that are easily overlooked:
- Not enough electricity to power additional or larger appliances
- Inadequate water supply for additional sinks or the ice maker
- Forgetting a fresh air intake when installing larger vent hoods, which can cause carbon monoxide and fire hazards.
- Ranges or cooktops located too close to a window or door, which can cause fire or natural gas buildup hazards
We hope we answered your most pressing questions about kitchen remodeling. Embarking on this project is a learning process, and even if you don’t feel like you know every answer, we’ll be there to provide insight along the way. Reach out to us if we can help answer any other questions you have.
Columbus, Ohio Home Remodels, Renovations, and Additions
Dave Fox is an employee-owned company that makes our clients our number one priority. We specialize in design and build remodeling, renovation projects, and home additions for our clients in Central Ohio. We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship, excellent materials, and ethical business practices. Let us help customize your renovation project to your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!