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Vital steps to remember when planning a kitchen remodel

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:09:02 PM

With so much activity occurring in households' kitchens, many consumers can refer to them as their favorite rooms - and spend their money accordingly. If you have secured residential lending for the purpose of remodeling your kitchen, you should take care to maximize the effectiveness of each dollar by carefully planning out each aspect of the project.

Start at the beginning, make lists
Take an inventory of your kitchen. If there are some aspects you'd like to keep the same, be sure to make notes and clearly emphasize the items that will be improved upon. Start to plan ahead by creating a timeline setting a budget, choosing a color scheme and searching for deals on your preferred appliances.

Purchase the most expensive items
Once you've decided on what materials you'd like to include, purchase the most expensive items like flooring, cabinets and countertops. By buying the high priced items early, you may be able to save some money.

Find the best deals for appliances
Installing appliances is commonly considered the final step to a remodel. If you spend a little extra on energy-efficient models, you may save more money in the long run. 

For those in search of home improvement financing, Home Loan Investment Bank offers clients a bevy of options to help finance the project from inception to completion.