4 Things to Consider and Plan for Before a Kitchen Remodel

May 19, 2021
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Some people may think that remodelling a kitchen only begins when the tiles are getting removed and cabinets are being shifted. However, so much planning has to go into a kitchen remodel project. It can be disastrous to skip that phase and just go into remodelling blind. 

There are limitations and specific factors that will have to account for the kitchen remodelling project that every homeowner will have to face. Here are just a few things you’ll need to nitpick and decide on:

1. Budget

Before anything else, the possible expenses have to be taken into account. How much are you willing to spend and invest in the project? What moves will you be able to get into, and will you be able to achieve what you initially want to change in the kitchen?

Speaking to a professional home remodelling service can help you discuss what you’ll be able to accomplish with the money you’re willing to put into the project. If you’re going to take out a loan, just keep in mind to stick to an amount and avoid going over the budget plan you’ll be setting for yourself.  

2. Layout

Another critical aspect of the kitchen remodelling will have to be the layout plan. You might have a rough idea about how you want the final output to look, but check with an expert whether that will be viable with your current budget and suitable for your home’s overall appearance.

Most people tend to stick with the existing layout that their house already has and just go into tweaking the more minor details such as cabinet placement and appliance positioning. This can still make a big difference without really touching the pipes and cords underneath that’ll cause you to spend a lot more. 

3. Lighting

Most people tend to skimp on what lighting they’re going to have in their kitchen, but it can make a difference in how a kitchen will look by the end of a remodelling project. The shade of the light can make a difference, as some choose between soft white and daylight.

When you don’t have any windows, where the lights will be can also be a determining factor on how that space will be illuminated 24/7. Go ahead and try to see whether getting extra windows in place is plausible. Some tend to choose ceiling lamps that will provide excellent light while being less overwhelming. 

4. Appliances

Some people keep their kitchen appliances to a minimum, only having a stove, dishwasher, and nothing more. Deciding on what appliances you’re going to get and where you’re going to place them is also a part of kitchen remodelling.

Some opt to add a few more things in their kitchens, such as a microwave, toaster, or coffee maker. If you’re looking to go real modern, an air fryer might be in the works for you too. Just think about spacing and plan in advance on which shelves and tabletops you’re hoping to store them. 


Having a clear vision before going into talks with a home remodelling company can be an excellent way to understand what you’ll be getting at the end of the line. Soon enough, all your efforts will bear fruit as you stand face to face with your home improvement investment. 

Need home remodelling? RTC Renovations provides primary home remodelling services all over Ontario to get you the kitchen of your dreams. Contact us today!

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