Remodeling The Kitchen Of Your Dreams: Selecting The Perfect Plans!

Recently my daughter and her two friends bought a “fixer upper”. They thought this would be a great summer project and would provide them with inexpensive housing. Almost most of the house needed only cosmetic help; however the kitchen required complete kitchen remodeling plans. Initially the girls thought that if they did bits and pieces along the way that they would be able to deal with the kitchen themselves. Though as they became to peel away the wallpaper and look at the flooring they knew instantly that they would require professional help. We had a friend who is a contractor. He carefully went through the house and offered the girls with kitchen remodeling plans that took into account everything that they said they wanted changed. After assessing the kitchen remodeling plans, they decided that they were going to have to compromise on some of the things on their wish list to keep the project within the budget.

Demolition is the first thing to do as with a majority of projects. This was one part the kitchen remodeling plans that were low-priced and the girls had got assistance from several friends to help with this grunt work. Once the demolition work was completed, the contractor returned to discuss which parts of the kitchen remodeling plans were affordable to the girls, and at the same time offer a functional pleasing kitchen area. The girls were able to trim down the kitchen remodeling plans by choosing inexpensive materials that still offered quality. The cabinets were resurfaced, rather than buying new ones. New cabinets were one of the most expensive items on the kitchen remodeling plans. Linoleum flooring was another area that not only saved them money but also time. This alternative reduced the labor and material cost of the tiles that where originally listed in the kitchen remodeling plans.

My husband helped in some minor repair work with the walls. Though the counter top was in good shape, it was an ugly color. However we discovered a technique using different painting techniques that created a surface that looks like stone. There is a special sealer that is put on top to preserve the paint from chipping and peeling. The counter top formed another large expense; however this was removed from the kitchen remodeling plans. By doing much of the work themselves with the assistance from family and friends, the girls were able cut down the costs of the kitchen remodeling plans so that they had adequate money left over to paint and replace carpet in other areas of the house. At present they have a comfy and well-restored home to live in and will turn a profit on it when the time comes to sell it.