We have to be realistic. These are hard times. We have to think everything over before plunging in to commit to a project—whether personal or business. Because we can be very passionate about something, we tend to just move along without thinking about anything else. That passion can be remodeling. You might have remodeled one part of your house every month. You love it so much that you turned it into a hobby—a very expensive one if you ask me. So before you go on and do some kitchen remodeling, just pause for a minute and think about the following.
Do you really need a remodeling?
Look around your kitchen. What do you see? Do you see rusty appliances? Do you see broken tables or chairs? Are there any unhinged drawers? If your kitchen is still perfectly fine to begin with, perhaps a remodeling can be postponed for some other time—the time when your kitchen will really need that remodeling you plan now. Maybe you can allot that remodeling plan to other parts of the house that needs that more. Say, your bathroom perhaps or your den?
Do you have the budget?
Before going into a frenzy planning when to put your extra drawers and what color of tiles should be best for your new arrangement, double check your family’s overall expenses first and analyze whether a remodeling is a feasible idea at the moment. Perhaps you still have unpaid bill that need paying. Or you need to spend extra money for your children’s schooling. You might need that budget you have assigned to your kitchen for a more important and pressing business, family, or personal matter.
Does your family fully support the project?
Does your husband or wife agree to your plan? Does your oldest kid think it’s a good idea? If you family is all as excited and wiggly as you are about the project (and you have the budget), then go for it. Even if your kitchen is still in a perfectly good shape, perhaps the members of you family can use a new environment and feel. However, if your spouse thinks it is not a good idea, then you should listen to what he or she is going to say first before proceeding with the vision and plan for your new kitchen.
Do you have a solid plan?
Okay everything is good. You have the budget. Your family could not be more excited. And your kitchen definitely needs a little something-something to make it pop again and wow guests. What is left now is your grand plan for your remodeling project. The plan has to go with what you envisioned your kitchen is going to be. If your remodeling contractor insists that their plan is already good enough (and you are far from convinced that it is), by all means, ditch them. There are a hundred other remodeling contractors in your area that are more creative and professional—the ones who can deliver your vision down to the very last specification.
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