Great Savings and Service for Kitchen Remodeling Projects

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Great cabinet savings through the end of February. DirectBuy's purchasing philosophy is designed to save members 20-50% off of retail purchasing, but there are great savings now for cabinets with those much desired kitchen remodeling projects.

Kraftmaid kitchen

Kitchen Remodel 101

Winter is the time when families spend more time together in their homes and especially in their kitchens. The kitchen is the center focus of activity; cooking, eating, homework, game night and so much more.

With all the activities in the kitchen and the winter promotions of some of our favorite cabinet makers, it is a great time to think about remodeling the kitchen. But how to start such a project can be overwhelming.

The renovation of a kitchen is not a good place to cut budgets. A quality kitchen renovation is one area that will increase the value of the home. But there are ways to keep the quality and still save a lot of money.

We asked the professional kitchen designer for DirectBuy of Indianapolis, Holly Deniham to give some steps for remodeling a kitchen.

Her first suggestion is to dream and gather.

Dream about what to change in the current kitchen and what to keep in the kitchen, make a list.

Gather pictures of kitchens using; magazines, websites, pinterest, visit home shows and open houses and then divide the pictures into two sets; must have and would like to have. This will be important to know when it comes to working on the budget.

The next step would be to meet with the contractor, DirectBuy can provide a referral list, have the contractor come to the home to discuss the extent of the project. Points to discuss:
Do walls need to be moved?
Does electrical outlets need to be changed?
Does plumbing need to be moved?
What products are needed?
Discuss the budget and the timing.
Have them take measurements.

The third step would be to pick out appliances and flooring. The size of the appliances that are selected will need to be taken into consideration to design the layout of the new kitchen. What appliances will be added to the kitchen design?

Now it is time to consult with the cabinet designer. Schedule an appointment to pick out the cabinets and begin the design layout. Take into consideration:
The budget
The needs
The wants

Specific items will need to be selected: sink, faucets, cabinet hardware, back splash tile, and paint colors.

With this information the budget can be finalized. Review the materials and labor, gather the lead times of the products and discuss the timing with the contractor.

Basic steps to begin the project:
Order the cabinets, flooring, sink, and faucet.
Contractor begins the demolish step; taking out walls, flooring, old cabinets, etc.
Order appliances and cabinet hardware.
Install flooring
Paint
Install cabinets and appliances
Measure for cabinet tops and order.
Install cabinet tops, sink, faucet and additional appliances
Install back splash

Then step into the new dream kitchen.

DirectBuy not only offers free kitchen design services but now through the end of February two of the favorite vendors; Kraftmaid and Norcraft cabinetries are offering special savings. These special offers can be a 20-35% savings off of retail cabinets.

DirectBuy can also provide great savings on flooring, appliances and even paint.

Saving Seminars are offered throughout the week and more details can be found on the website "What is DirectBuy", but the cabinet promotions will only last through the end of the month, don't miss out on the savings.

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