Thinking of remodeling the kitchen? With new technologies, new surfaces, and updated trends, your ceramic tile counters and oak cabinets may be dated for your taste. If you are like many homeowners, you wait until your appliances finally fail before updating the entire space. Remember that a kitchen adds equity to your home or condo, so making an investment in this space is more than just refreshing the appearance; a remodel should create a more effective cooking space. It's wise to invest in a professional kitchen designer to create a solid plan. Here are ten stages to follow, so your remodel is done right.
2) Start demolition. When your plan is complete and you have a contractor, removal of what exists is the first step in your remodel - following your plan as a guide. Be aware that kitchen materials may contain hazardous materials such aslead-based paint and asbestos and they require special handling. Consider recycling your cabinets, metal, windows and doors, porcelain and ceramic tile and drywall. Many communities have places to donate usable items (windows, sinks, faucets and cabinets), and centers to take and recycle construction waste.