Ten Steps for Planning Your Kitchen Remodel With Ease

Posted by Paige Thomas ~ June 25, 2008

I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. Sunday is always reserved for baking at least one treat, and I cook a lot during the week. My kitchen is great in many ways: bright, airy, comfortable for numerous people to congregate when I'm entertaining. But I often dream about creating my ultimate kitchen which would definitely have to involve more counter space, better storage options, and a higher quality stove top.

For anyone having these same dreams of an improved kitchen, it can seem like a daunting task to actually start planning it. So, when I came across HGTV's simple planning guide on kitchen remodels, it seemed like the perfect resource for any homeowner thinking it's time to upgrade one of the most used rooms in their home.

HGTV Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen:

1. Find Inspiration for Your New Kitchen 2. Plan Your Total Remodel Budget 3. Locate Hire and Manage a Contractor 4. Determine Your Kitchen Layout 5. Choose the Right Floor Material 6. Decide Whether to Replace or Reface Your Cabinets 7. Buy Appliances That Match Your Needs 8. Pick a Countertop Surface That Fits Your Lifestyle 9. Select Faucets and Sinks with Style and Utility 10. Complete Your New Kitchen With Proper Lighting

I like how they've broken down the large task of planning an entire kitchen remodel into 10 easy to figure out steps. Obviously, there is a lot to decide about each piece of this planning puzzle, but mapping it out in this way will keep you more organized and focused during your planning. Plus, you'll be more likely to get the perfect results you've been dreaming of!

Photo Credit: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

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