The COVID pandemic impacted the building material supply chain in many complicated ways. If you’re already in the midst of a kitchen renovation project, your best source on the impact these changes have on your project will be the professionals you’re working with. If you’re currently in the planning stages, here’s what you need to know:
Know What You Want Precisely – But Be Willing to Be Flexible
Because product shortages may continue to be an issue even into the 2022 building season, you’ll want to know in as much detail as possible what materials and appliances you’d like to have. This will make it easier to source materials efficiently, and that’s important in a market where product is being purchased the moment it becomes available. It’s not unusual for homeowners (or their builders) to source and then store building materials in advance of installation simple to ensure supplies are available when needed.
It’s also a good idea to be somewhat flexible in your design choices, unless you’re willing to wait what could be quite some time for specific materials to become available.
Be Smart About Your Budget
Because the price of building materials has added so much to the cost of a kitchen remodel, many homeowners are going into the planning process with a different mindset. Understanding how much features like a pantry or butler’s kitchen add to the overall cost of a kitchen remodel can be eye opening. Still want these high-end touches for your new kitchen? The best Norwood kitchen designers will work with you to find a way to make it possible with the budget you have.
Allow Yourself to Have Fun with the Process
Having delays built into the kitchen renovation process has a hidden silver lining. Homeowners who have the time to devote to the design portion of the process generally have greater degrees of satisfaction with the project outcome while tending to be better at staying on budget. So enjoy your planning. Consider many different options and inspirations before deciding what you want. The more fun you have planning your kitchen, the more fun you’ll have being in it once it’s built.