In my free time I love creating music. First, I start my writing sessions with an idea. Then, sketch that idea in my MacBook Pro software LogicPro X. There’s a freedom in sketching because I can be free to dream! You can start to plan your new kitchen remodel in the same way!
Start your kitchen remodel planning with a sketch. I recommend an online software called Sketchup (http://www.sketchup.com). There is a free version. Jo from HGTV’s show Fixer Upper also uses Sketchup (https://magnoliamarket.com).
If you’d rather not learn new software, go the pencil, paper and ruler route. You can purchase bond paper with grid by Staedtler- found here: https://www.amazon.com/. Most plans are done to scale of 1/4″ = 1′ (quarter of an inch equals one foot).
After you sketch your kitchen idea, refine. Chisel away and select the finer details of your project. Utilize your online tools. Pinterest.com or Houzz.com are great for researching ideas and learning. Pinterest.com – very visual – allows you to search by categories and create secret boards you can then share with your designer or home remodeling company, Green Branch Construction. Houzz.com is the resource for design, architecture, materials, home accessories, and more in your area.
Or ask us, we’ll draft up your kitchen for you. We’ll take measurements of your kitchen. We’ll determine the ceiling height, your preferred height for kitchen cabinets, and so on.
Visit showrooms. Take photos of what you like. We’d love to show you around some of our vendor’s showrooms!
What if it costs more than I was planning to spend?
Most things we want – cost more than we’d like to spend, right? Should you need to scale back, there are creative ways to still get the look you want. Ask us, your trusted homebuilder & remodeling company for alternatives to pricier materials. Want to splurge? Check out ATGstores.com for the finer things.
Conclusion: Start with an idea. Sketch and dream. Let us price it and see how we can you get you to the next step in your kitchen remodel.
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