If you are like most of us, the kitchen is the hub of your home. As trends come and go and your bustling kitchen wears down with constant use, it may be time to start planning for an update. If the thought of a remodel leaves you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin, Stonesmiths Inc. in Indianapolis can help. We know the planning that goes into big projects, so we’ve compiled three quick tips to help you succeed in your kitchen remodel.

Stonesmiths and Kitchen Countertops

1. Set Your Budget

A successful remodeling project relies heavily on setting your budget. Be realistic about your financial goals so you can move forward confidently with the planning. When determining the costs of your project, research is important. Shop for the best price and the highest quality service. Talk to people who have done a remodel, and listen to their advice. Your wallet will thank you when you are done.

Consider quality materials over quantity when setting your budget. For example, a long-lasting quartz countertop will ease the pain of replacement costs and wear-and-tear. It will give you peace of mind knowing that your money is in a long-term investment as opposed to something that will only last a little while. 

Countertops and Stonesmiths

2. Determine Your Must-Haves

Make a list of what you would like in your dream kitchen, look at the list again, and whittle it down to your must-have updates. For example, do you entertain company on a regular basis? Maybe a new bar with an eye-catching stone countertop may be more important than a new range. Are your walls boring and dull? Consider recycled granite to use as a backsplash or wall covering instead of that new microwave. Number your wish list from highest to lowest importance, and make decisions based on that list.

3. Consider Functionality

Since so much of your time is spent in the kitchen, functionality is important. Consider your workflow and how your space is used on a daily basis. Work with your contractor to determine your layout, and trust your gut instincts. 

A kitchen remodel is a big job, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. At Stonesmiths Inc., we can help with the process when you rely on our experts to fabricate your countertops and surfaces made from stone. What are you waiting for? Contact us online, or call us at (317) 770-1333 to start your kitchen remodeling project today. 

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