The Smart Approach
To Any Kitchen Remodel

Written by Petra Jakobskrueger

A quick and practical handbook that will provide you with the knowledge on how to budget, plan, design, and execute your project for a successful kitchen remodel. The book consists of three parts to help you understand the remodeling process and the many details that are going into it.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

 

Part 1 – Budgeting + Planning

  1. How to make your kitchen remodel a success

  2. What to watch out for when planning your budget

  3. Define the project scope of work

  4. The biggest money saving tips

  5. Benefits of working with a kitchen designer

  6. Finding the right contractor can be challenging

  7. Keys to have an effective contract with your contractor

  8. A word about building permits, codes, and restrictions

  9. Avoid common kitchen remodeling mistakes

  10. Take the stress out of your  kitchen remodel

Part 2 – Design + Layout

  1. 10 essential kitchen layout tips

  2. Get your kitchen design right the first time

  3. The ‘Top 10’ Kitchen Styles – Find your style

  4. Ways to design your kitchen

  5. How to tell quality in custom cabinets

  6. 10 Questions to ask a custom cabinet maker

  7. Organize your cabinet storage efficiently

  8. Assess your kitchen’s electrical power needs

  9. Select the lighting sources for your kitchen

  10. What to know about kitchen plumbing

Part 3 – Product + Materials

  1. Kitchen Cabinetry 101

  2. What type of cabinetry fits your style

  3. Where to start with your appliances

  4. What to consider when selecting your countertop

  5. Which countertop is best for you?

  6. A beautiful backsplash ties it all together

  7. Selecting a kitchen sink and faucet that doesn’t break the bank

  8. Windows and Doors

  9. What about flooring?

  10. Finishing Work

Author Petra Jakobskrueger is a kitchen and bath designer in the SF Bay Area in California, as well as a remodeling coach and guides her clients through their projects by saving them time, money, and lots of headache. She's excited to publish her first book and hopes that it will help many homeowners succeed with their kitchen remodel. Stay tuned!

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