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5 Important Steps Before Kitchen Remodeling in Buffalo NY

5 Important Steps Before Kitchen Remodeling in Buffalo NY​ - TBrothers Renovations

5 Important Things to Do Before Kitchen Remodeling in Buffalo NY

Kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY is an investment in both your home and you. We at TBrothers Renovations see your kitchen as the heart of your home, and therefore its design and remodeling should be handled with care and thought.

Because we are passionate about helping anyone looking to do kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY, we want you to consider the following things to help you be best prepared before you start kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY.

1. Hire a kitchen designer.

Before kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY, it is well worth it to hire a kitchen designer. A kitchen designer can help make your vision a reality. They can add personal touches you never even considered, such as a wine rack or bookshelf, as well as help you nail down the best cabinets, tiles, finishes, etc. to use. This can help the space feel like your own.

Contractors that do kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY may have an in-house designer, or you can hire one separately.

We at TBrothers Renovations who regularly do kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY have an on-team designer. Our on-team designer will sit down with you and create a 3D rendering of your space, so you have complete control of how you want the build to work from start to finish.

5 Important Steps Before Kitchen Remodeling in Buffalo NY​ - TBrothers Renovations

2. Plan ahead for your new kitchen

Before going to an appointment with a kitchen designer for kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY, here are some things you should have a good idea about:

  • your budget/spending range,
  • the style you are interested in (farmhouse, modern, etc.),
  • how you plan to use the space most regularly,
  • and a general idea of the finishings, tiles, fixtures, backsplash, etc. that you like.

Let’s go into each of these in detail.

Your budget/spending range

Have a good idea of what you plan to spend before your kitchen design appointment. 

If you’re getting a loan to cover your kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY, have a conversation with your lender both before and after your kitchen design appointment. The amount you may need to borrow may change based on what you select in the kitchen design appointment. Your lender can also help you have a spending range to have in mind. 

We offer financing options in-house, so be sure to ask how to apply. 0% interest options may be available for you.

The style you are interested in (farmhouse, modern, traditional, etc.)

If you are unsure what style you like, look up kitchens online and bring pictures if you would like to kitchen design appointment. You can also schedule an in-home estimate with our kitchen design team for your kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY. We can make suggestions as well. 

5 Important Steps Before Kitchen Remodeling in Buffalo NY​ - TBrothers Renovations

How you plan to use the space most regularly

Do you like entertaining large groups? Do you prefer smaller gatherings with an emphasis on sit-down dining? While a good kitchen designer will ask you questions like these in your design appointments, it is a good idea to have your own vision in mind before meeting with them.

A general idea of the finishings, tiles, fixtures, backsplash, etc. that you like.

While your kitchen designer will be able to walk you through all the selections available, it is a good idea to have a general sense of the colors and styles you would like in your kitchen. Our build team has our own supplies you can choose in your kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY. Or you can use your own.

Lastly, know that your kitchen designer is a collaborator with you in the design process. Do not feel like you have to select anything you do not want. Also, do not feel like you have to pick things NOW. You can pick one to three choices of things you like (such as different backsplashes) to narrow down later.

3. Pick the right contractor.

For kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY, make sure to select the right contractor. A good contractor will be licensed, be a good listener, have a meticulous attention to detail, and be someone you feel comfortable working with for an extended period of time.

It can also help to have someone who has a familiarity with the products you intend to use. If you are splurging on custom cabinets, for example, make sure your contractor knows exactly how to install them, which may require them to reach out to whoever is making your cabinets.

We at TBrothers Renovations take care of our customers from start to finish on their kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY. We have an award-winning kitchen design and build team on staff. Because we are both designers and contractors, you have a seamless experience. Our customers can purchase supplies in house, so there will never be an issue with our contractors not being familiar with a specific product the designer recommends.

5 Important Steps Before Kitchen Remodeling in Buffalo NY​ - TBrothers Renovations

4. Select key pieces.

Whether it be updated appliances or a marble countertop, it is important that your kitchen feels yours as well as be long-lasting and convenient. If you regularly have high traffic in the kitchen, it would be more important to invest in more durable items that will hold up to wear than to go with the cheapest option.

Consider key items such as a central island or a tile backsplash that will really make your kitchen pop. Choose what aspects of your kitchen make sense to splurge on.

5. Prepare for the realities of kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY.

Depending on the size of your kitchen remodel and how quickly your contractor works, it is likely that you will be without your kitchen (maybe entirely or just partially) for an extended period of time. Make sure to think about and prepare for that.

Also, be mindful of asking your kitchen remodeling contractor how they handle dust and allergens that happen during construction jobs. We at TBrothers Renovations value protecting your home as much as possible.

Step 3 of our 4-step Remodel Contractor Process covers how we not only minimize dust and allergens (through dust barriers and HEPA 360 Air Scrubbers), but also protect your valuables using plastic coverings.

Get Started Today with TBrothers

Having the kitchen of your dreams is entirely possible. We at TBrothers Renovations ensure that all of our customers can have the best experience kitchen remodeling in Buffalo NY. Reach out to us to begin your kitchen remodel today!

5 Important Steps Before Kitchen Remodeling in Buffalo NY​ - TBrothers Renovations

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