Remodeling your kitchen is a big task, and if you’re not adequately prepared, you can end up in a renovation disaster. Decisions need to be made about everything—appliances, color, style, contractors—and depending on how big the renovation is, you could end up biting off more than you can chew.
Before diving into a kitchen renovation, you need to have a thorough understanding of the website resources available to you. The following five sites are great tools to use when starting to renovate your kitchen.
1. Angie’s List
If you are hiring a contractor to do any type of job on your kitchen renovation, whether complete the whole assignment or hiring individual contractors for each step of the project, you need to turn to Angie’s List to find the best contractor for the job. Angie’s List contains real reviews on contractors in your area. Users can describe in detail about their experience with certain contractors as well as grade them. When you are determining which contractor to hire, make sure to check them out through this site. If they have great reviews and great grades, you’ll know you’ll have a good experience with the contractor. If the reviews and grades are bad, you should move on.
2. The Kitchen Designer
The Kitchen Designer is a blog dedicated to all things kitchen. The mother/daughter duo behind the blog has years of experience designing kitchens and creating their own unique products. Take a look at the blog articles that discuss an array of different kitchen design techniques and tips. You can also peruse their online webshop for trinkets to place in your newly designed kitchen. You can even receive a custom kitchen design consultation from the team themselves.
When it comes to furnishing your kitchen, Homeclick may be the one stop shop you need. This online store has everything that you could want for your kitchen, including faucets, accessories, hardware and even garbage disposals. A lot of the items found on the site come from liquidation sales, so it’s possible you can find everything you’re looking for at a bargain.
Faucets and sinks are a necessity in your kitchen, and eFaucets provides you with a healthy option of both. Everything from your traditional styles to a more unique taste can be found on this site, and they also sell a variety of kitchen accessories too. Plus, the site runs a free shipping promotion every month, and their sales can easily keep your kitchen purchases falling within your budget.
Punch! is not a website, it’s a software program, but it’s extremely beneficial to your kitchen renovation process. The Kitchen Interior Design Suite software program allows you to create a replica of your kitchen and then peruse all of their design and style options to see which layout, colors and themes work the best. You can even layout your plumbing and electrical drawings right through the software, making it easy for you and your contractors.
The software also allows you to keep track of items you ordered as well as your timeline to see how well you’re staying on track. You can even take before and after pictures and share them with friends and family. The software can either be downloaded right onto your computer or purchased as a DVD.
Caroline Jones is a writer for Drury Designs. She also works in home design, decor, and kitchen remodeling.
16 thoughts on “5 Great Websites for Kitchen Remodels”
Now that I’m done with my schooling for my culinary arts, I might start remodeling my kitchen. At least I have these sites as my reference, for sure this would be helpful for me. I wonder if you can also recommend some sites where I can check out the best home appliances?
I don’t have a list right now, but that would make another good post.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the idea!
My pleasure Ben 🙂
I might start remodeling my kitchen. At least I have these sites as my reference, for sure this would be helpful for me.
Great post.Thanks for sharing well i am planing to renovate my kitchen with modern equipments.S for that all thew above 5 sites will be very helpful for me.
I couldn’t recommend “The Kitchen Designer” blog enough. Some great resources on there; as a professional kitchen installers we often use this so I’m glad it’s getting some exposure 🙂
I like houzz.com which has lots of pictures of beautiful kitchen pictures
Sourcing a contractor who is up to the job and can complete the kitchen to a high standard can be difficult. If you are planning to get your kitchen remodeled you will need to carry out copious amounts of research to make sure you get the kitchen fitter that is right for you.
Planning on redoing my kitchen after the New Year with a very limited budget, I appreciate the useful tips that you have given. It is very easy to get carried away with the things that you think you must have. Saving money any way that I can is greatly appreciated! I will definitely try to purchase used, before new, and make sure that the people who are installing my kitchen are doing the best job possible using the resources that you laid out for us. I will keep your list in mind as a forge ahead and hope that I don’t lose my shirt creating the kitchen of my dreams, or at least the kitchen that is better than before.
There are some great sites out there for inspiration. I would also suggest using pinterest to pin together a board of images, that way you can create a clear idea of what you want to create in the kitchen. I used it to design my bathroom, living room and currently working on my kitchen. Thanks for the links.
Having been involved in numerous kitchen remodeling projects as well as wiring in new homes, I would be hopeful that the readers of your blog would give great thought to how they will light their kitchen. For a kitchen to be lit properly a person should take into account 3 different types of lighting. The general area lighting, task lighting, and ambiance lighting. If done properly a kitchen can truly be a warm place for gathering as well as being a beautiful room of the house.
Remodeling is a challenging task but a necessary one. Lighting is in many cases the most effective part of a room and if any elements should be considered in a remodeling project, it should be that. The right lighting can set the right mood in a space and this can usually be done at a good price. You just have to find the right electrician.
Lets be honest re modelling your kitchen is one of those jobs most people put of for as long as they can as it is so intrusive in the home why it is being done. So having the right person in on the job from the start is so essential. Hopefully your list should be very helpful to many people.
Thanks to share this informative sites on cooking section, because i love food. And one of the good chef.
I used punch design software for my kitchen renovation last year.. Worked a treat and I am no computer guru. It was easy to use. Really helped me get the plan right. The wfie is real happy now
In addition to Angie’s List – there are other directories out there that can give you names of contractors in your area. Even simple ones like:
-Google Pages/Places Listings
The rule of thumb I have heard is to contact at least 3 – 5 contractors. See which ones are established & match YOUR desired style. Every contractor will have his/her own flare.
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