ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Kitchen Remodel Tips

Updated on September 14, 2013

Are You Ready to Remodel Your Kitchen?

If you're considering renovating or just remodeling your home, you might already know that the best investment and biggest selling point is the kitchen.

A great kitchen can greatly increase your home's appeal and value; but alternatively, a poorly done or outdated kitchen can make marketability and value plummet.

Whether you're interested in increasing home value, making your house more appealing to the market, or just are sick of your old, chipped countertops, following a few simple remodeling tips can help you transform your kitchen from tired to fresh.

Image Credit: Susan Serra, CKD at under a Creative Commons Licence

Kitchen Remodeling Tips
Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Remodeling Steps

1. Budget first. Shop later.

Before you start ordering countertops and mulling over color swatches, you need to set a budget. It's stressful and frustrating to run out of funds halfway through a remodel, so try to protect yourself financially before getting in over your head.

2. Choose your contractor wisely.

You know those stories about contractors taking off with materials, equipment, and paychecks without doing a lick of work? They're true! Although it isn't the norm, there are criminals around who can fool even the most cautious homeowners.

There are also many contractors who break promises, do shoddy work, and waste your time. Make sure that you choose a licensed and insured contractor that has a stellar list of referrals and can show you some previous work.

Photo Credit:

Kitchen Remodel Ideas
Kitchen Remodel Ideas

3. Don't be afraid to spend money.

Cabinetry, countertops, appliances-it's going to be expensive if you want it to last. Although there are certainly ways to save, such as choosing polished concrete countertops over the popular marble or granite varieties, in the end skimping on certain items won't get you very far.

This is especially true if you're kitchen remodeling for a sale. Buyers are looking for top of the line, which means custom built cabinets, high-end appliances, and floors that are sturdy as well as beautiful. If you're concerned over spending too much, kitchen remodels will more than recoup what you put into them. A great kitchen can add tens of thousands of dollars to the selling price.

4. Start early.

A kitchen remodel isn't merely about calculating costs and time to finish installing a sink. Many of the materials will have to be ordered and shipped (so you can also count on delays and lost parcels). If you're getting custom built cabinets or a specially cut countertop, it could take months to design and create the pieces, then another few weeks to ship, and another week to properly install.

Kitchen remodels can bring new life to your home. Whether it's just installing a new countertop or ordering custom built cabinets, you can completely transform the look, as well as the value of your home.

Image Credit: Susan Serra, CKD at under a Creative Commons Licence

For ArtCraft kitchens, Sarasota kitchen remodeling company provides unique, discriminating designs that can add a touch of class to any home. Visit the website here to see their award-winning designs

Article source:

Kitchen Remodeling Books

Kitchen Remodeling DVDs

VIDEO: Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Tips - What to Do Before You Consult with a Kitchen Remodel Professional:

Doing your Homework

- Make a budget

- Define your priorities

- Ask around

- Research online

- Know your restrictions

Being Thorough with Contractors

- Be upfront with your expectations

- Contact your local BBB to make sure your contractor hasn't had complaints

- Create a list of questions and makes sure your contractor can answer them

- Read the fine print

- Learn about permits to double check your contractor

Do You Have Any Helpful Kitchen Remodeling Tips To Share With Us?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • LaurieKristensen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @retta719: Thanks, I just added those tile murals today, I just love them, too! Good luck with your home purchase and remodeling projects! :o)

    • retta719 profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      I love the tile murals for a little bit of color and interest in the tiled backsplashes. Fun :) We're hoping to buy the house we're renting right now and I definitely want to remodel the kitchen as one of our first projects!

    • joanv334 profile image


      7 years ago

      Hello, thanks for the tips!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)