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Twin Cities Kitchen Remodeling Projects | Key Considerations


Twin Cities Kitchen Remodeling Projects | Key Considerations

Critical Points For Homeowners Before Tackling Their Kitchen


When it comes to remodeling kitchens in the Twin Cities area, it’s tempting to get caught up in paint colors and product choices “of the day,” but there are three key considerations we help our customers focus on during the initial stages.

  • Budget
  • Scope
  • Expertise

Because honestly, we get it: kitchen remodeling projects are so popular it’s easy to get caught up into all that marketing gibberish. How often do we see them or hear about them on television or social media and on magazine covers in the grocery store checkout line?

What the media can’t show in its entirety is that kitchen remodeling is a hugely complex project where issues can pop up quickly without careful consideration, planning, and expertise.

After all, your kitchen is the heart of your Twin Cities home, and it’ll get the most attention during any serious home renovation. One of the biggest mistakes local homeowners make is getting lost in the more aesthetic details, forgetting that it’s a multifaceted process.

That being said, here are the key, expert-recommended kitchen remodeling considerations we’d like you to think about.


3 Top Considerations In A Kitchen Remodel

Consider Your Remodeling Budget


The fact of the matter is, regardless of things like inflation or supply chain issues, kitchen remodeling costs more than almost everyone is led to believe by mass media.

It’s important to be realistic about the project budget so that it can be an effective guide in making decisions. For just about everyone embarking on a kitchen remodeling project, the temptation is to splurge here and there, but splurging anywhere adds up quickly.

During the budget-setting process, it’s also important to consider the value of your Twin Cities home in relation to the planned cost of kitchen remodeling. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recommends budgeting 15-20% of the value of the home. Once that budget has been determined, the NKBA recommends subtracting 25%, using 75% as the working budget, and 25% to address unforeseen issues that come up during the project.

Consider The Scope/Extent Of Your Remodel

There’s quite a difference in the cost of a small kitchen remodel, a kitchen remodel as part of whole-house remodeling, a kitchen as part of new home construction, and a larger, more complex kitchen. And that’s not mentioning Home Additions projects.

So, let’s look at some generalities concerning what might be called “Minor” and “Major” kitchen projects. Be sure to check out our Kitchen Remodel Pricing page for a more in-depth look.

Minor Remodel

  • New energy-efficient appliances
  • New countertops
  • Kitchen sink and faucet
  • New flooring
  • Freshly painted walls

Major Remodel

  • Semi-custom cabinetry
  • 3-by-5 foot island
  • New countertops
  • High-end sink and faucet
  • New appliances
  • Custom lighting
  • New flooring
  • Freshly painted walls

Consider A Professional Design-Build Process

Finally, the next consideration is what kind of contractor you want to trust with this kind of work – for example, our design-build process vs. a general contractor. The design-build approach is more refined and process-orientated, whereas you never really know what you’ll get with a general contractor without a team like ours. 

Because it is a significant investment and because it can involve so many complicated and unexpected variables, going with design-build can save time, money, and stress. Not to mention impeccable, we stand beside our workmanship 110%.

For example, what if we open a wall and uncover a leak, asbestos, or damaged wiring? Changes to the structure could involve needing permits or changes to electrical or HVAC. In these cases, there is just no substitute for a professional team like ours.

Top advantages of working with our seasoned Kitchen Remodeling team:

  • We keep our projects within budget.
  • We help you avoid costly GC mistakes.
  • We know how to maximize value.
  • Our team gets kitchens done within scheduled timeframes.
  • Our team can deal with unexpected problems swiftly.
  • We help during the product/material selection process.
  • You get plenty of expert insight and recommendations.

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Get Concerns Addressed And Questions Answered


Kitchen remodeling is likely more complex and more expensive than you might have been led to believe. Gorgeous workmanship doesn’t come cheap or easy, which is why so many Twin Cities homeowners turn to our design-build process. You can learn more about it by visiting the How We Work page.

If you would prefer to speak with us directly, simply call or use our website’s easy Contact Us form. We’re happy to chat about your kitchen remodeling goals and your particular circumstances to shed some light on the next steps, costs, potential challenges, etc. Thanks for your time today, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.


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