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Kitchen Planning Steps

Spring is a time when families spend more time together in their homes and especially in the kitchen.

The Kitchen is the hub of activity; families cooking and eating meals together, kids doing homework, and gathering for game night.

Does your kitchen accommodate all of the activity?  Is it time for a decor update? Or you would just like to add to the functionality?

We have some great tips for Kitchen Remodeling and some great ways to save money along the way.

Well, where should you start?

DREAM and GATHER

Dream about what you would like changed in your current kitchen, make a list.  You might make a list of the things you do like about your kitchen that you don’t want to change.

Gather pictures of kitchens you like using; magazines, websites, pinterest, visit home shows and open houses.

We invite you to see some of members finished kitchens on our Houzz Page.

Divide your pictures into two sets; must have and would like to have.  This might become an important list when you have your budget finalized.

MEET WITH CONTRACTOR

Meet with your contractor, if you do not have one DirectBuy can give you a referral list, have them come to your home to discuss the extent of your project.  Points to discuss:

  • Do walls need to be moved?
  • Does electrical outlets need to be changed?
  • Does plumbing need to be moved?
  • What products are needed?
  • Discuss the budget and the timing.
  • Have them take measurements.

PICK OUT APPLIANCES AND FLOORING

The size of the appliances that you would like to have will need to be taken into consideration to design the layout of your new kitchen.  What appliances will you be adding to the kitchen design:

  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Range
  • Cook top and wall oven
  • Beverage refrigerator
  • Warming drawer
  • Wine cooler
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Garbage disposal

DirectBuy of Indianapolis can save you 20-50% off of the big store sale prices on your appliances.  We invite you to learn more about the appliances available at this website.

You will also want to make some decisions on the type of flooring that you would like to consider.  The most popular floorings for a kitchen would be:  tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl.  DirectBuy of Indianapolis offers several options for these types of floorings.

CONSULT WITH THE CABINET DESIGNER

Schedule an appointment with the cabinet designer to pick out your cabinets and begin the design layout, at DirectBuy of Indianapolis this will be Holly Denihan.  Take into consideration:

  • Your budget
  • Your needs
  • Your wants

You will need to pick out your sink, faucets, cabinet hardware, back splash tile, paint colors.  DirectBuy of Indianapolis has a relationship with Sherwin Williams to save on the paint and a great selection for the other items as well.

FINALIZE BUDGET AND TIMING

Review the materials and labor, gather the lead times of the products and discuss the timing with your contractor.

BEGIN THE PROJECT

  • Order the cabinets, flooring, sink, and faucet.
  • Contractor begins the demolish step; taking out walls, flooring, old cabinets, etc.
  • Order appliances and cabinet hardware.
  • Install flooring
  • Paint
  • Install cabinets and appliances
  • Measure for cabinet tops and order.
  • Install cabinet tops, sink, faucet and additional appliances
  • Install back splash

ENJOY

Enjoy your new family gathering place.

DirectBuy would be happy to help you through the process of Remodeling your Kitchen and at the same time save you money. See how much some of our club friends have saved on their remodeling projects:

Let us share with you how you can save by inviting you to a Savings Seminar, give us a call at (317)472-9817 or for more information fill in the information at the top right of this page.

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By Lois Wyant

lois@directbuyindy.com

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