Remodel Your Kitchen
Ready to transform your kitchen?
Here are five steps to help you get started!
1Define your style.
Style is highly personal. One person may adore clean lines and a minimalist look, while another may crave mixing texture and layers. Learn what you love by looking through image galleries and noticing the elements you like the most. Are you drawn to a certain style of cabinet door? A certain color palette? A type of countertop? Make note of the details, but look at the whole picture, too. Do you find yourself gravitating toward modern? Traditional? Or are you more eclectic, interested in a blend of styles, like vintage farmhouse, or industrial cottage?
2Create a realistic budget.
Before you fall in love with any specific product, know what you are willing and able to spend on your kitchen remodel. Are you looking to do a quick facelift (paint existing cabinets, new countertop/backsplash, some new appliances), a rip-and-replace (new cabinets, countertop, sink, appliances, and possibly flooring), or a remodel that involves major structural changes? Those are three very different price points. Have real numbers in hand before you meet with a designer or begin picking anything out.
3Talk to the pros.
Schedule a meeting with a Lowe’s in-store designer. Your Lowe’s design specialist can work with you to create a kitchen design that makes sense for your space — and your budget. Doing your homework ahead of time, like getting clear on the kinds of elements and materials you want in your kitchen, will make this process go much more smoothly. This is also the stage at which you should interview contractors, if you are making any structural changes (moving walls, moving plumbing or electric).
4Decide on the details.
This is your chance to tailor your kitchen to your needs. From appliance selection to cabinet construction quality to the color of your backsplash tile, you can make the space your very own. Your Lowe’s certified kitchen specialist can help you every step of the way, making design suggestions that you may not have thought of. For example, there are ways to customize cabinets with interior storage fixtures, or swap out regular doors for glass doors in certain places.
5Ready, set, go!
The sooner you start, the sooner you can start enjoying your new kitchen. While every remodel timeline is different, there are some averages for how long certain things take. For example, measuring your space and finalizing your design can take 2 – 4 weeks. A cabinet order typically takes at least 4 weeks. And the active installation process can take 2- 4 weeks. A contractor will have a timeline for work they are doing as well. It’s all about communicating with your design partners and knowing what to expect. With the right planning, the right products, and the right partners, it will be a snap!