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Tips for a Successful Kitchen Renovation

Tips for a Successful Kitchen Renovation

A kitchen remodel allows you to redesign and update your space for a more customized home, adding value to your property. Taking the proper steps during your renovation can help you achieve your dream kitchen and ensure you create a functional, beautiful space to enjoy with family and friends. Learn tips for a successful kitchen renovation and how Big State Construction can help you achieve your ideal space.

Make a Plan

A well-planned renovation enables you to maximize your budget and see results that meet your expectations. Consider the following steps as you create your kitchen remodel plan:

  • Set a budget: By determining a limit or what you can spend, you can choose materials, appliances, and labor that fit your budget. In 2023, the average kitchen remodel ranges from around $14,000 to $40,000.
  • Determine the renovation timeline: Consider the project’s scope to determine a realistic timeframe for your renovation. Work with a professional contractor like Big State Construction, who will discuss an anticipated timeline with you so you know what to expect.
  • Decide what space will act as a temporary kitchen: If your renovation allows you to stay home, consider what space can serve as a temporary kitchen, such as an outdoor or basement area equipped with a sink, stove, and refrigerator.
  • Hire a professional with experience: Hiring a professional contractor can help you navigate the renovation process from start to finish. They will help you plan the remodel, stay within your budget, and stick to projected timelines.


While planning a remodel, research can help you pick out various elements for your new kitchen. This process can include:

  • Making a list of likes and dislikes about your current kitchen: For example, you may love the natural light in your kitchen but feel you need more storage space. You might dislike your kitchen’s outdated overhead light fixtures but love its granite countertops. Narrow your list to what you want to change or keep during the project.
  • Looking for inspiration everywhere: Seek inspiration for your remodel from friends, designer showrooms, books, and the internet. For example, a friend may have a design element such as a built-in butler’s pantry that you want to include, or a blog article may showcase remodel ideas you wish to emulate.


When designing your kitchen remodel, ensure you have a functional space. Consider the following when thinking about functionality:

  • Open concept for entertaining: An open concept allows for seamless interaction between guests and hosts, making it ideal for entertaining or big families.
  • Traffic patterns – “The Triangle”: This arrangement creates an efficient traffic pattern that flows between the sink, stove, and refrigerator.
  • Adjoining rooms: Consider how your kitchen space blends with adjoining rooms and whether it creates a cohesive design.
  • Add smart storage solutions: Storage solutions like pull-out shelves and corner cabinets can maximize your kitchen space and keep it organized.

Timeless vs. Trendy Choices

Finding a balance between timeless and trendy choices is critical when remodeling your kitchen. While trendy options can add flair and excitement to a space, timeless choices ensure that the kitchen remains functional and attractive for years.

  • Trendy choices date a kitchen quickly: Popular styles and decor preferences change over time. Opting for classic and timeless designs ensures your kitchen remains functional and attractive for decades.
  • Big ticket items should be timeless: High-value items like appliances and cabinetry should have a timeless design to remain appealing and functional. Investing in high-quality, classic designs like Shaker-style cabinets and subway tile can increase your home’s resale value.
  • Incorporating trendy items can add a personal touch: While you should keep most of your kitchen design classic, small touches like on-trend wall paint colors or a statement light fixture can add personality to your space. These smaller items are easy and affordable to change later.

Choose Appliances Wisely

Selecting the best appliances for your kitchen is essential for functionality and style during a kitchen remodel.

  • Appliance dimensions need to be part of the kitchen plan: To ensure adequate ventilation and clearance for foot traffic and cabinet doors or drawers, carefully measure the height, width, and depth of the space where you plan to place your appliances.
  • Popular makes and models might be back ordered: Popular appliance models by big brand names like Whirlpool, LG, and Samsung are often in high demand, resulting in a backlog and slowing down your remodel timeline. Order early to get your preferred appliances, or consider alternative brands with the same must-have features.
  • Read reviews: Reading reviews from other consumers is an excellent way to assess the quality and performance of different appliances. Pay attention to noise level, energy efficiency, and ease of use comments.

Big State Construction Can Create the Kitchen of Your Dreams

At Big State Construction, our team has over 13 years of experience in Houston-area renovation projects, including residential and commercial properties. We will guide you through your kitchen remodel, focusing on budgeting and project management to help you achieve your dream kitchen.

Contact us today to discuss your project and learn more about how we can help.

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