When To Pick Kitchen Fixtures, Cabinets, Appliances For Your Upcoming Kitchen Remodel

When you're working on a kitchen remodel, you have to spend a lot of time making choices. One of the things you'll need to decide is when to purchase new appliances, fixtures and cabinets. Choosing fixtures or appliances at the wrong point in the remodeling process can create confusion and may slow down your renovation while picking fixtures in the right order will help your remodeling process go smoothly. The following tips will help you choose which purchases to make at what point in the process.

Select Appliances First

On your first trip to the kitchen and bathroom showroom, you'll look for major appliances like the refrigerator, dishwasher and oven. Selecting your major appliances first will enable you to decide where they will be positioned within your kitchen. Once you have a refrigerator, dishwasher and stove in mind, your contractor can start installing necessary plumbing and electrical outlets to service your appliances. In addition, knowing where these appliances will be placed will enable you to make cabinetry choices to fit in the empty spaces left along your walls. 

Select Cabinets Second

Once you have appliances, then it will be time to choose your cabinets. You'll make another trip to the kitchen showroom to pick out the style of cabinets you want, but your contractor will have to help you pick the appropriate cabinet dimensions based on the available space in your kitchen. Tell your contractor which cabinet style you want, and your contractor will do the rest.            

Select Light Fixtures Third

Light fixture selection will come after you choose your appliances and cabinets. Knowing where the appliances and cabinets will go will help you decide which parts of your kitchen needs to be lit in order for you to work.

Pick Other Fixtures Late in the Process

Picking other fixtures, like the sink and faucets, too early in the process can lock you into a style or aesthetic that might not fit with your kitchen when all the plans are finalized. To avoid this problem, these fixture choices should happen toward the end of the remodeling process.

While the renovation is taking place, your contractor may give you a timeline that shows you the dates when your appliances and fixtures need to be on hand. To ensure that your contractor is able to finish your remodel on time, discuss this timeline with a customer service representative at your kitchen and bathroom showroom. Your customer service representative can ensure that the necessary items are ordered in a timely manner to meet your deadlines.