Rethinking the layout of Features Editor Jessica Thuston’s cramped kitchen resulted in a space that’s as good-looking as it is hardworking. Here are her tips for kitchen remodeling.
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- Eating out is expensive and gets old. Set up a mini-kitchen (ours was in a living room corner) with a dorm fridge, toaster, microwave, and coffeemaker.
- Before mapping out your cabinet plan, make a list of every single item in your kitchen. It sounds laborious (and it is), but doing so ensures that everything you own has a home.
- Hiring a general contractor is worth it. When surprises and problems arise (and they will!), it’s best to have a person in charge with experience and knowledge to make smart decisions.
- It is possible to have a renovation be on budget and on time, but only if you do your homework on the front end. Changes midstream cost time and money, so commit to a plan at the beginning and stay the course!