Regardless of the magnitude of your kitchen remodeling project and the planning that goes into it, there are some things that are likely to go wrong. While professional kitchen remodelers plan to deal with the unexpected situation, DYIers are ill-equipped with it. Here are five things that could potentially go wrong with your kitchen remodeling plans and how to stay prepared.
It Takes Longer Than Expected
According to Houzz.com, a standard kitchen renovation usually takes five months for completion.
However, it’s important for homeowners to remember, the estimated time duration can fluctuate depending on several factors such as change of original plans, delay in getting the permit, backorder issues and many other hidden issues you have little control over.
It’s important to keep that in mind while budgeting for your kitchen remodeling project. The more prepared you’re, the better you can handle an unforeseen delay or spike in the budget.
You Go Over Budget
The price of your kitchen remodeling essentially driven by your choices. While the size of your kitchen and your lifestyle play a role, it can still go over the estimated budget if you face one or more of the following situations:
In a 2016 survey, Houzz.com found almost 45% of the homeowners ended up going over their kitchen renovation budget when they decided to buy more expensive products and materials. Nearly 40% of homeowners busted their budget after they found products or services cost more than what they’d initially thought.
According to kitchen remodeling professionals, these 8 reasons can bust your budget.
You Can’t Get Along With Your Contractor
A kitchen renovation isn’t something you can delegate to a contractor and rest assured. You have to manage it throughout the project. In the event any disagreement or conflict with your contract, your project may run into an unwanted delay. Considering a standard kitchen remodeling can take up to five months (as mentioned previously), further delay means your kitchen is out of commission, which may affect quite a few things.
Make sure you ask the right questions before hiring a contractor for your kitchen remodeling project.
Materials Arrive Late
Whether you DIY your kitchen remodeling or hire a contractor for it, you need to make sure the materials arrive at the right time. More often than not, a delay in the arrival of materials means the labor costs could rise. Likewise, if you found countertops were the wrong size, you may have to wait for a while to replace them. Make sure you consider these possibilities prior to planning a remodel.
Your Appliances Don’t Fit
One of the common kitchen remodeling mistakes is to ignore the old appliances when you’re going for new appliances. Imagine the frustration to find your kitchen is designed to fit the old appliances and not the new ones. This means a substantial delay as well as increased labor costs.
Kitchen remodeling is fraught with many risks with regards to budget and results. However, with the utmost care and planning so you can reduce their possibilities and have greater control over the outcome. In the end, it’s worth the painstaking process.