The decision to remodel your kitchen is an exciting one, but getting started can feel overwhelming. You’ll need to decide if you’re doing a complete overhaul, or just tackling specific projects that will make a big impact. No matter which approach you take, it’s important to stop and make sure you’re considering everything so you don’t have any regrets later – like not replacing old plumbing when you already had the walls exposed. Fortunately, your Dura Supreme designer is there to help ensure that you’ll love the finished product, the journey, and the confidence in knowing you’ve got a job done right.

Here are a few essential things to consider when doing a kitchen remodel.

Update Plumbing

We gave the example above, but it’s no joke. If you’ve purchased an older home and you’re looking forward to giving it a big modern update, don’t forget about the behind-the-scenes workhorses. Your kitchen may look gorgeous, but without the unsung heroes pumping water, they wouldn’t be very useful. If you’re opening up walls in your remodel, save yourself a headache by seeing if your pipes need an update too so you don’t have to open the walls again later.

Refresh the Flooring

Kitchen floors can take a beating, so while you’re giving these rooms the TLC they deserve, consider taking the opportunity to update your floors in the chaos. Remodels can get messy, which is why it’s a great time to embrace the messiness and get everything done at once instead of drawing it out piece by piece, year after year. Once things are getting ripped out, ask yourself if your current floors will go the absolute best with your new designs, or if you’d be happier with something picked specifically to complement your vision.

Make an Impact with New Cabinetry

Cabinets are very often the most impactful part of your kitchen. They occupy the most visual space, they’re at eye-level, they protrude off the walls, and provide the majority of your kitchen’s storage and functionality – all this adds up to being a major focal piece that you’ll definitely want to take to its full potential.

While it is possible to simply paint old cabinets or give them a refresh, that won’t restore the vitality and life of a brand-new kitchen that you can be confident will last for years and years to come. You don’t want to enjoy a beautiful new kitchen with cabinets that are slowly falling apart at the seams, and you also don’t want to deprive yourself of the opportunity to be completely in love with your remodel, instead of just ‘mostly’ in love. Plus, if you ever decide to sell your home, you can advertise the recent upgrades and convert your efforts into equity.

Industrial style urban loft ktichen design with black painted cabinets with warm rich wood finishes and red brick walls. This kitchen remodel features a stunning kitchen island with a wood countertop and lots of industrial features.

No matter how small or how big of a remodel you plan on undertaking, you deserve to feel confident and in love with every inch of your home. If you have any questions about your options, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Dura Supreme Showroom so we can help you on your way to creating the home of your dreams.

Brad McCarthy is a kitchen & bath designer for The cabinet Center in California and a guest blog author for Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Brad McCarthy has been a part of kitchen and bath cabinetry design since 2002. Before working in this industry, Brad worked as an airline mechanic. Working as an airline mechanic helped develop his eye for detail in the work he does today. Additionally, he also had experience in construction that assisted in his transition into cabinet design.

An already established entrepreneur, Brad began business operating under The Cabinet Center in a 300 ft studio. Today he has grown his business to operating in two locations (San Ramon and San Carlos California), and is one of the largest Dura Supreme retailers on the West Coast – winning him a Dura Supreme “Pinnacle” sales award.

Brad is also a part of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and has been featured in Signature Kitchen & Baths as a top designer. His business, The Cabinet Center, is diamond certified and has also been featured on Best of Houzz multiple times.

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