Poised for a kitchen remodel? Having trouble figuring out where to start? Get ready to be wowed.
I was perusing the National Kitchen & Bath Association website this week, and came across a section for homeowners called “Kitchen & Bath Planners.” Curious of what an official NKBA planning helper would look like, I downloaded a (free) copy of the 21-page guide for kitchens.
There are checklists, questionnaires, cost breakdowns, and tips galore. There are external links that delve into more detail about any question under the sun.
Did you know that you should expect to spend about 5% of your budget on lighting, 14% on appliances and ventilation, 10% on countertops, and 29% on cabinetry?
Have you thought about user-friendly considerations, like raising your dishwasher to a height that isn’t back-straining, or installing pullouts to make your cookware easily accessible?
Decided what kind of style/overall tone is right for you, and pinpointed clippings of kitchens that you love?
The Bath Planner is just as fantastic – and also free. NKBA, you outdid yourselves!