kitchen remodeling myths debunked

5 Kitchen Remodeling Myths Debunked

There are many thoughts that likely run through your head when you think about remodeling your kitchen. Maybe you’re worried it will be too expensive, or maybe you or someone you know had a terrible experience with a contractor. Those are all very normal concerns to have.

There are many misconceptions people have when it comes to remodeling, so we are here to reassure you by debunking some common kitchen remodeling myths.

Myth #1: Your kitchen remodel should reflect current trends.

Truth: We rarely encourage our clients to remodel according to the current trends– especially if the trends aren’t something they are crazy about. The truth is that for some people remodeling a kitchen is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it is important to choose the materials that you will love for many years to come.

Myth #2: Remodeling a kitchen is too expensive.

Truth: You have tremendous control over what your kitchen remodel will cost. Because you pick the materials used in your remodel, you have the flexibility to decide what you like and what materials will fit your budget.

Myth #3: Buying cheap materials will save you money.

Truth: Yes, it is true that buying cheap materials will save you money in the short term, but long-term, they could end up costing you more money to fix or replace. It’s like the adage “You get what you pay for.” It is important to consider the quality and durability of the materials you select.

Myth #4: Anyone could remodel a kitchen.

Truth: Kitchen remodels are a much larger job than portrayed on television. We strongly encourage consumers to hire an experienced, reputable, licensed contractor that specializes in kitchen remodeling.

Myth #5: Most contractors are shady and dishonest.

Truth: It is true that there are some dishonest contractors out there, but by doing your research, you could avoid these types of contractors. Click here for some steps you should take when looking for a contractor. We cannot stress how important it is to check a contractor’s license. In addition to this, make sure to check out their Better Business Bureau rating and the company’s online reviews.

If you’re interested in remodeling your kitchen, we’d love to talk with you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in our Design Center with one of our experienced estimators!