Have you decided to renovate your kitchen, but you don’t know where to start? Perhaps you are on a budget, and you need to prioritize a list of projects to be completed over time. Kitchen remodeling remains high on the list of best return-on-investment projects for your home; they can earn you an 80 percent or better ROI on resale value. Deciding the order in which to complete a long list of renovations is often determined by constraints such as budget and time, but it is also important to consider how one step in the process will affect the next step.
Installing countertops first, for example, will severely limit your options for installing cabinetry down the road. Because both countertops and cabinets are big ticket investments, and often at the top of clients’ lists for renovation, let’s explore why you should consider cabinetry the foundation—the first step—of any kitchen renovation project.
A Logical Order
The number one reason to complete cabinetry before any other single aspect of your kitchen is convenience—if you install your countertops before your cabinetry your potential for problems down the road increases. The smartest, most logical order is cabinets and then countertops when deciding between the two. It is much easier to install countertops around cabinetry than it is to install cabinetry around countertops.
Further, cabinetry is a great investment. Whether you are considering resale value, or simply ready for a more beautiful kitchen, new cabinets make a huge impact on the look and functionality of a kitchen.
Tips to Remember
When searching for new cabinets, look for great craftsmanship first and foremost; at Cabinets & Designs we invite you to see the Wood Mode difference. This leads us to our next two tips: warranties and expert installation. We know the difference a good warranty can make, and the Brookhaven/Wood- Mode warranty offers you an extensive, limited lifetime warranty. We also work with the most reputable installers, to make sure your cabinets are worth every penny you invested.