It happens every year, right at the start of January as you are clearing out the holiday decorations and thinking about the magic that was Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, and then you think, “So many people were cramped into my kitchen and I hate it!” It might not be the exact quote, but you are not alone when it comes to people who hate their kitchens and wish they had done something about it BEFORE the holidays.
But the year slips by and here we are…in September. Well, let this newsletter remind you to get to it NOW if you want to make some changes to the kitchen…and remember that Jackson Stoneworks is here to help!
The Kitchen Countertops
Maybe you just want a fresh look, and aren’t thinking about a complete renovation. Changing out the countertops certainly changes the look of any kitchen and the options we have here at Brunsell are many. Whether it’s granite, quartz, or marble, we have a huge variety to choose from. Click here to view all the countertops we carry for your kitchen. We can help you pick the right style and we offer installation if this is a project you are doing yourself. Be sure to know that Jackson Stoneworks is here to help with any material installation you will need.
The Kitchen Cabinets
This is a bigger project and you will want to get this taken care of immediately if you are hoping to have a kitchen ready for Christmas. It’s not that far off! You can schedule to visit our showroom.
Smaller Kitchen Changes for the Holiday
Of course, you could make some quick changes to make your kitchen look bigger: adding an island, changing the fixtures and even upgrading your countertops. But looking bigger and changing your kitchen to be better suited for the holidays are two different things.
Come on in and let’s get started on your kitchen upgrade. It could be the best Christmas present you’ve ever given yourself.
Getting the kitchen you want before the holidays requires careful planning, efficient execution, and proper time management. Here are some steps to help you achieve your goal:
1. Define Your Vision:
- Determine what changes you want in your kitchen. Are you looking for a complete remodel, or do you want to focus on specific upgrades like countertops, cabinets, or appliances? Create a clear vision of the desired end result.
2. Set a Budget:
- Establish a realistic budget for your project. Research the costs associated with the changes you want to make and allocate funds accordingly. Be sure to include contingencies for unexpected expenses.
3. Hire Professionals:
- Depending on the complexity of your project, you may need to hire professionals such as contractors, designers, or architects. Research and select reputable professionals who understand your vision and can work within your timeline.
4. Create a Timeline:
- Plan a detailed timeline for your project, taking into account the holidays. Work backward from your desired completion date to allocate time for each phase of the project, including design, materials procurement, construction, and finishing touches.
5. Material Selection:
- Choose materials, finishes, and fixtures in advance to avoid delays during the construction phase. Ordering materials early ensures they will be available when needed.
6. Secure Necessary Permits:
- If your project requires permits, obtain them as early as possible to prevent delays. Your contractor or designer can guide you through the permit application process.
7. Efficient Execution:
- Coordinate with your contractor and other professionals to ensure a smooth and efficient execution of the project. Regularly communicate with them to address any concerns or changes that may arise.
8. Flexibility and Contingency:
- Be prepared for unexpected challenges or delays. Having a contingency plan in place will help you navigate any unforeseen issues without jeopardizing your holiday timeline.
9. Prioritize Key Features:
- If your timeline is tight, prioritize the key features you want to have in place before the holidays. Focus on upgrades that will have the most impact on your kitchen’s functionality and aesthetics.
10. Final Touches:
- As the project nears completion, focus on the finishing touches that will enhance the overall look and feel of your kitchen. These details can make a significant difference in the final outcome.
11. Prepare for the Holidays:
- Once the major work is done, take some time to decorate and organize your new kitchen space for the holidays. Adding festive touches and preparing your kitchen for cooking and entertaining will help you enjoy the holiday season to the fullest.
Remember that while completing a kitchen upgrade before the holidays can be a rewarding endeavor, it’s important to balance your desire for a timely completion with the need for quality workmanship and a well-executed project. Proper planning and effective communication with our team will help you achieve the kitchen you want in time for the holidays.