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    Kitchen Upgrades: What is a Phased Remodel?

    One of the major factors that gives homeowners pause when considering a kitchen remodel is the dual investment involved—it takes both time and money. It can be daunting to think about finding both the right window of time and striking the right budget for a kitchen makeover. However, more and more American homeowners are discovering that RTA (ready-to-assemble) cabinets can help them cut back on both the time and the costs of remodeling. This is because assembling and installing cabinets yourself means that all you are paying for is the cabinets themselves! And if you buy kitchen cabinets online, you have a great selection to chose from and can do everything from the comfort of your own home. Another benefit of RTA cabinets is that they are the ideal choice for a “phased” kitchen remodel—in other words, a kitchen remodel that you do in different phases. So how does a phased kitchen remodel work, and why are RTA cabinets the best option?

     

    RTA cabinets are easier to store

    In a phased remodel, usually the first phases are the design, budget, and planning phases. The next step is the upper cabinets. If you buy cabinets online and get them shipped before you are done with the first three phases, it’s no problem. In contrast to pre-assembled cabinets, RTA cabinets arrive in flat packs and can be stored conveniently until they are ready for use. This gives you a great deal of flexibility in terms of timing, whereas with pre-assembled cabinets time is more of an issue and if you hire somebody to install cabinets, you may be beholden to their particular schedule.

    Possibilities for “phased” budgeting

    When you buy cabinets for the upper cabinet phase, you can even hold off on purchasing the base cabinets until a later date. Budget-conscious homeowners sometimes opt for a “phased” budget instead of paying for everything at once. This can really help to ease the financial stress and makes it possible to proceed to the next step when it makes the best sense to do so, both in terms of finances and timing.

     

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    Fewer Disruptions during Remodeling

    Another great advantage to a phased remodel is that your kitchen will still be functional during the upper cabinet phase as well as the subsequent cabinet and countertop phase. Especially if you opt to assemble and install everything yourself, you will have complete say-so in terms of the scheduling. If you’re wondering what the assembly process is like, be sure to check out some of the how-to video tutorials offered by companies that offer RTA kitchen cabinets online like Nelson Cabinetry, which offers premium white and gray Shaker cabinets and wholesale prices.

    Changing Your Mind

    Perhaps the greatest freedom that comes with a phased remodel is the one to change your mind! It can be challenging to get a sense of the “big picture” or imagine how everything will look when it’s translated from the blueprint to your actual kitchen. When buying kitchen cabinets online, be sure to choose a supplier that offers 3-D kitchen design, which makes this process even easier. No matter how great a plan you have, however, there’s always the possibility that something will change along the way. Some people prefer this approach because there’s nothing quite like seeing the cabinets in place, for example, to decide on what countertops or flooring (the next steps of a phased remodel) will complement them best. The last part of the phased remodel involve choosing your appliances and accents, and the experience of making these decisions can be greatly enhanced by having the other phases already done, in comparison to making those choices in the early stages, as with an all-at-once remodel.

     

     

    For all of your kitchen design questions, look no further than Nelson Cabinetry. Send us an e-mail at info@nelsonkb.com, give us a call at 832-998-6598, or take a look at our website for other blog posts, customer testimonials, descriptions of our community involvement, and more! We’re always happy to hear from you.

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