The kitchen is the hub of the home for most families. Snacks and meals are made prepared; homework is completed and the family gathers. A complete kitchen renovation all at once can be quite a commitment. Many families cannot commit to a total kitchen remodel all at once if the space is not useable during a renovation.
There is, however, a way to dramatically improve the look of a kitchen, by getting one phase out of the way. Replace your appliances! It should only take a day or two to install these items. Just make sure to plan ahead and have all the right people scheduled after the appliances are delivered.
Even older cabinets will look improved with brand new, updated appliances sitting next to them! You will be amazed at the effect that this upgrade will have on your space. By having your new appliances installed and ready, it will make it easy for the cabinet installers to measure the space for new cabinets. This will also decrease unforeseen problems, when it comes to installing new cabinets and fitting in new appliances, based on the specifications. Everything the cabinet installers need to know can be measured in the physical. There will be less room for error; which in turn will make your cabinet install run a little smoother.
If you choose to upgrade your kitchen in phases, you will not have to go weeks or months without being able to use your kitchen. Once the new appliances are installed, you can choose to update the cabinets next. After the cabinets, have gone in take on the next phase by upgrading the floors. Choosing the floors will be easy. Simply look at different floor samples next to the new cabinets.
By upgrading your kitchen in phases, you have more time to live with the new items. Selecting the next round of finishes becomes easier; as opposed to choosing everything all at once and trying to envision what everything will look like together.
The suggestion of a kitchen renovation done in phases is best for families that need to use their kitchen or people that have a hard time committing to selecting everything all at once. Upgrading a kitchen in this manner will take longer than doing everything all at once, but the stress the family will feel will likely be much less.