3 useful tips to renovate your kitchen

Renovating your kitchen? Follow these 3 expert tips for a successful remodel: hire professionals, choose quality materials, and invest in your dream kitchen.

Written By
HL Remodeling & Construction
Published On
September 10, 2022

There’s no doubt that your kitchen is one of the most important spaces in a home. Not just because it’s where the meals are prepared, it’s also the place where you go to each morning to start your day with a great cup of coffee, a place for getting together with family and friends.

Renovating your kitchen is a project that DESERVES care and the most precise decisions.

That’s why in this article we bring you the 3 most useful tips you must know and FOLLOW when deciding to give yourself the kitchen you have always wished for. 

How to renovate my kitchen

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In this article you will find:

Tip 1: Don’t overburden yourself. Hire PROFESSIONALS.

Tip 2: Stay away from “special deals” and make sure they only use materials that have years’ worth of warranty.

Tip 3: In renovating: you get what you pay for

1. Don’t overburden yourself. Hire PROFESSIONALS.

This advice might seem obvious, but believe us, it isn’t.

Many clients that we’ve had in the past come from disastrous renovations, because from the start they decided on taking up the challenge of leading the project, thinking that it would end up saving them money when in fact it’s the opposite. Incorrectly placed flooring, low quality materials, imperfect electricals and plumbing, in other words… a complete DISASTER.

We promise you that we will save you thousands of dollars, months and TONS of stress with this piece of advice.

Ok. Got it. But here’s the big question: how do I find the best contractor for my project? Because EVERYONE will obviously say that they are the best.

We speak about this often in our articles because it is one of the most common worries that clients have: the fear of choosing an unprofessional and unreliable contractor. So, in this post we give you 4 tips that will help you identify a trustworthy contractor for the renovation that you deserve.

Now, let’s carry on with the next tip…

2. Stay clear from “special deals” and stick to quality materials with years’ worth of warranty

We are so used to searching for those “deals” disguised as great opportunities that we forget the value of traditions.

In the world of construction, we will find THOUSANDS of suppliers that sell “deals”.

And what does that mean?

Materials that only arrive occasionally and sometimes, ONLY ONCE.

What happens with your project if one of those materials is of low quality? How would we get a replacement if there is no restocking?

THAT is the value of tradition. At HL, for example, we ONLY work with world class manufacturers whose materials count with many years’ warranties, because they are confident in their quality.    

So that you can have the assurance, that if any issues appear, we or another contractor, could fix the damage. 

3. In renovating: you get what you pay for

We are sure you’ve heard this phrase and used it millions of times throughout your life, but sometimes, we must remember it because time and time again we fall in the same trap.

When looking at your kitchen projects, never go for the cheapest budget even when you would love to choose it.

Because it will cost you.

A cheap renovation doesn’t offer:

  • Excellent quality materials
  •  First class finishes
  • On the go problem solving
  • Construction guarantee even after it’s finished
  • Avant-garde designs
  • A Project Manager for your renovation
  • A 3D rendering of your design

And do you know how we know? Because we have experience in this business and can guarantee that if it was included, they couldn’t possibly offer those low ball prices.

What you might “save” on that budget, you will later have to spend on maintenance, replacing materials, and in the worst case of all, having to restart a new renovation.

This is SO important that here at HL we always talk to our clients with the same honesty that we talked to you today:

“We aren’t known for being the cheapest, nor the most expensive, but we are known for saving our customers the most money and headaches”.