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Lise Simms gives you tips on how to prepare for your kitchen remodeling.
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Lise Simms: Hi everybody! I’m Lise Simms here with five fabulous facts about getting started on your kitchen remodel that you are not going to miss but before you start tearing down those walls this is my favorite part. Let’s make sure we have all our steps in order, listen a little extra work in the front is going to be payout big time with time, money and headaches in the back so fact number one define your goals. Sounds simple, but what kind of kitchen do you really want? And now is your chance to be specific try to write it out in a single sentence. I want a kitchen that’s modern and open and hip. Or asking someone at these questions, do I just want to increase the resell value of my home? Or maybe I wanted to create a gather place for all my family and friends. Do you want to make kitchen for all of that entertaining your going to do, its good question. Also don’t hesitate to get everyone in the household involves and nothing gets forgotten, remember form always follows function. So what you are really looking for is a kitchen that works or you and your family. You want the kitchen that makes your life easier right? Now here is my favorite question of all, what really bugs you about your current kitchen? Put that at the top your priority’s list and then later if your budget gets cut your priorities don’t get cut. I know, it’s a lot to take in but by defining your goals and now you are going to make communicating with your kitchen designer and your contractor so much easier later. On the fact number two, create a financial budget, you need to make sure you know how much money you have to spend and that is realistic base on all the things you want to accomplish. And then where’s that coming from? Are breaking into the piggy bank or you taking out at the home equity loan and will you be approve for that loan? And how long it will take to receive the loan and also then will you have to move out during the remodel. Do you have to rent an apartment? You need to figure all this items into your budget, so you got a real life idea of how your cash flow is being affected. Which move us on to fact number three, create a time budget. Everybody thinks about the money grunts but now if I think about the time how long you are you willing to be without the kitchen or potentially living somewhere else three months, six months, a year. You know the average link of time for kitchen remodel depends on the scope of the project but it can take as little as three months and up to a year if you are moving exteriors walls or expanding your space, think about it. The link time you have in mind may actually change the parameters of the job. Next fact number four, create a wish book. I have to admit I always start with this part first because it’s so much fun. This is your opportunity to look in magazines pull out pictures of kitchens you love. If you see a turquoise jacket in the catalog and it just the color that makes you sing, rip it out and go to home stores. Go to kitchen design stores and pick pictures of friends kitchens, everything. Specs sheets on appliances, brochures and they are go into your wish book. For instance you are going to search the pattern develop, it’s going to become apparent what’s styles you really do love. What colors work for you? It’s a great tool, its super fun to put together and it will really to help you define your likes and dislikes. And don’t forget channel surfing because there are s many TV channels out there. There are ton of programs out there to help you pick a kitchen that works for you. So your viewing for your family later, I happen to like HG TV. Okay finally fact five, keep it fun from the start. Yes the most important thing to remember is this can and will be fun. Keep us sense of humor about you, is it stressful and done thing thinking about all the work before the works actually starts of course it is. But remember why you wanted to do this on the first place? You really want a new kitchen, this is an awesome opportunity to create the kitchen that works for you and your families and opportunity to have your kitchen you’ve love for years to come. So sit backs and it will happen, get ready to laugh that off. Is that easy? Don’t’ forget you have to comeback right here to me for five more facts on how to make your dream kitchen of reality. I’m Lise Simms; I’ll see you next time.
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