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by using this comprehensive list of kitchen remodeling steps and installation services. Start with these Kitchen Design Tips for ideas to help build your spec plan with the experts!

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review the kitchen remodeling process. It assembles information you need and outlines it a step-by-step view.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any kitchen remodeling project, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to kitchen remodeling vs. buying a new home.

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Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in kitchen remodeling is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • kitchen remodeling pics,
  • kitchen remodeling ideas,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • kitchen company information,
  • kitchen shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of materials and design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each remodeling element such as appliances, flooring, cabinetry, other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a kitchen remodeling contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for kitchen remodeling. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, removing everything that needs to be replaced, installing plumbing and electrical if needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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The 2nd step in kitchen remodeling is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing kitchen remodeling ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View: Kitchen Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for the kitchen and dining area.

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stylish kitchen
modern kitchens
farmhouse kitchens
dining area
kitchen accessories

 

View: House Plans

An excellent resource for remodeling trends is to view house plans from leading architects.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

 

View: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: kitchen design
search: kitchen appliances
search: kitchen furniture
search: kitchen wares
search: dining area

 

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Kitchen remodeling is the most popular project for home improvement. It can also be one of the most expensive projects. So let's do it right!

Start with this step-by-step guide after you have reviewed many of the ideas and topics above. This step plan will help plan and manage the project to ensure a successful, beautiful kitchen.