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Q: What are some tips that can help me relax when it comes to our kitchen renovation?

A: We understand the importance of bringing your vision to reality.  While this can be a stressful time, our job is to make everything easy and stress-free from start to finish. Relax and enjoy the process and progress of your renovation! Here are a few basic tips concerning your renovation plan that can help to put your mind at ease.

Four Rules of Renovation

1. Budget. Determining a workable budget is a necessary first step. By setting the framework for a budget, you will save yourself the headache and stress of unaffordable decision-making and unexpected costs. Let us at ACo work with you to develop your budget and show you how you can get the kitchen of your dreams without breaking the bank!

2. Find your style. Kitchen and bath designs have come a long way in recent years. The choices of design, aesthetics and materials can seem endless and overwhelming. Some of the questions we’ll help you think through include:

  • What kind of cabinets do you want? Cherry, maple, bamboo, painted?

  • What sort of flooring do you like? Ceramic tile, natural stone, hard wood?

  • Do you want a tile backsplash? Glass? Mosaic?

  • Do you like sleek and modern or rustic?

  • Do you prefer bright and airy or warm and inviting? I

It’s important to have a grasp of your style in order to give direction to your renovation. There are many places to find ideas and inspiration, such as browsing through magazines, searching websites like Houzz.com, and watching design TV shows.

3. Find your function.  Just as it’s important to find your style, it’s also important to know your function:

  • How do you plan to use your space? Kitchen and bathroom designs are not one-size-fits-all.

  • Do you plan to host large family gatherings in your kitchen or do you barely have the time to cook for yourself?

  • Do you want a simple guest bathroom or are you looking for a mater spa retreat?

Knowing your needs and the ways in which you want the space to work for you is important.  

4. Research. When it comes to making choices during the renovation, it’s a good idea to do some research before making any final decisions. There are pros and cons to the different layouts, materials, finishes, and methods. Give yourself the benefit of being informed so that you can make a decision knowing exactly what you’re getting.

The consultants at ACo make the project process easy and painless.  Working with us takes the stress off you as you watch your dreams become a reality! 

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