Did you know that there are a plethora of small decisions that you need to make along the way when starting a kitchen remodeling project? That means your life will be a lot easier if you start a checklist for your home kitchen renovation. In fact, it should be the very first step in the planning stage. For example, you may find that you do not have the budget to accomplish everything that you want included in your new kitchen. However, the checklist for your home kitchen renovation project will help you determine what’s most important to you and what absolutely needs to be included.

On the other hand, if you have an unlimited budget, the checklist is still necessary from a planning standpoint. The bottom line is that you should organize your kitchen requirements into three categories. First and foremost is the must have category. Then come the nice to have category, followed by the if there’s anything left in the budget category. The following is a checklist that you can use in order to help you keep things organized, and also determine all of the factors that need to be considered when planning a home kitchen renovation.

  • Floor

    • Keep or replace
    • Floor Material – wood, tile, vinyl plank
    • Color/Pattern
  • Cabinets

    • Replace cabinets, paint cabinets, or reface with new doors
    • Color – painted, stained or unfinished
    • Custom or prefabricated units
    • Door style – beadboard, glass front, flat front, shaker, or other
    • Drawer mechanics – soft close
    • Cabinet inserts – drawers, shelves, or pull-outs
  • Cabinet Hardware

    • style – knob or handle
    • finish – brass, brushed nickel, black, bronze
  • Countertops

    • Material – granite, quartz, wood, Corian, laminate, marble, tile or other
    • Color – solid or with pattern
    • Edge type – square, rounded, other
  • Backsplash

    • Material – tile, stone, paint, other
    • Color/Pattern
  • Island

    • Countertop
    • Appliance layout (sink, cooktop)
    • Seating
    • No Island

Plumbing Fixtures

  • Sink

    • Finish – cast iron, porcelain, or stainless
    • Number of bowls – one or two
    • Style -farmhouse, under-mount or drop in
  • Faucet

    • Finish – stainless, nickel, brass, bronze or black
    • Hose separate or integrated
    • Single or multi handle

Electrical Fixtures

  • Lighting

    • Pendants
    • ceiling lights
    • finish – satin, black, brass, bronze, other

Kitchen Appliances

  • Oven

    • Type – range, cooktop or wall oven
    • Gas or electric
    • Finish – white, stainless, black or a color
    • Number of burners
    • Width
  • Microwave Oven

    • In cabinet, under stove or freestanding
    • Finish (Should match other kitchen appliances)
  • Refrigerator

    • French door, side-by-side, bottom freezer, top freezer
    • Ice dispenser in door or inside
    • Finish – stainless, black, white, custom (Should match other kitchen appliances)
    • Cabinet surround
    • Upper cabinet
    • Width
    • Depth
  • Dishwasher

    • Finish – stainless, white, black, other (Should match other kitchen appliances)
    • Integrated
    • Amount of Racks – 2 or 3
  • Vent hood

    • Wall mount, under cabinet, island, ductless
    • Width
    • Finish – stainless, black, white, custom (Should match other kitchen appliances)
  • Trash

    • Inside cabinet or free standing

For more information about the perfect checklist for home kitchen renovation projects, or questions about our design and build services, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.

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